Capacity Trend predicts a very important part of any shop floor. It shows the data incoming from the jobs allocated each day for each work center. Like ‘Predict’, it is also based on a lot of factors like Work Center’, ‘Client’, ‘Part Number’, ‘Job Number’, ‘Technician’, ‘Tracking Number’, ‘Quick Filter’, ‘Start Time’, ‘End Time’. You can choose and filter the trends that you want to view which helps you make important shop floor decisions faster. The Capacity Trends are based on factors like number of parts to be executed per day by a specific technician on a particular work center.
You can have the liberty to select work center, technician, start/end time to define or find trends on the job on how much is the delay, what factors are affecting the job to be done and then decide what factors need to be changed or tweaked to reduce delays and increase profitability. There are three main trends that are shown in terms of results from the input data which are Planned Parts/Day, Measured Parts/Day and Baseline Parts/Day.
Planned Parts/Day is the number of parts that are lined up for the day or the time bracket specified by you. They are basically the number which is input in the ERP or MATA’s data. This is also the most important factor as it determines all the other factors like time required to execute the job, the technician, their efficiency and some other metrics at the backend.
Measured Parts/Day is the number of parts that are counted in the ‘passed QC’ section of the shop floor. This represents parts of the jobs assigned for that day that have passed the quality check and are ready to move forward from one work center to another work center. This number should be as near to planned parts/day as possible, which means that there is no delay and the job is going as planned per schedule.
Baseline Parts/Day is the number of parts that are minimum to be made per day to meet the ‘baseline’ profitability and work according to the schedule. This number is based on the metrics that are entered through ERPs and then calculated as per the trends present. This also depends on the number of jobs, schedule, delivery schedule and the availability of technicians.
There maybe some aspects which are different for every work center in terms of machine/ work center speed, efficiency and a lot of other factors. These measurements are input into the AI and based on each work center the number of parts and other metrics are calculated. The work center percentage gives the percentage completion of work done based on all the factors input in the AI and ERP/CRM software. You can view individual work centers as well as total shop floor work percentages and it gives results based on number of jobs scheduled and number of parts to be manufactured.
The Capacity Trend depicts the total working capacity of the shop floor considering all the input factors pertaining to jobs, parts and schedule.