Too many variables! Too complicated! Too much change!
are all one time entry of constants, updated annually, exported from your
existing computer systems.
sub-categories are" per downtime" occurrence entries, but most
can be exported from your CMMS.
can use a percentage of your existing "Overhead" numbers
depending on amount of TDC
metrics they are made up of.
Reduced production, scrap and band-aid are less common sub-categories, and
may require effort to analyze.
The irony is that every line breakdown — or at least the symptoms of
a breakdown — is meticulously monitored. Every time a line is stopped, a
quality inspector logs the reasons why and the length of downtime.
Similarly, every hour reworking a product that wasn't done right the first
time, every pound of scrap, and every unit rejected at a quality
inspection gets captured in most manufacturing systems. While the data is
always at hand, rarely, if ever, is it extracted from the system and
presented to managers to use in an innovative and understandable fashion.
Rob Rose is vice
president, product marketing, at Cognos Corporation's Burlington, Mass.
What would really be
micro-analyzing: legal liability for non-delivery, late supplier payments,
depreciations and inventory stocking charges, etc.
Data collection solutions below:
First view the "Production
Counting White Paper" to see how to develop your data collection
process on sound principles. We want to thank ATSI
for donating this valuable article.