Production Management Software Monetizes Machine Performance

5ME’s eScore production management software feature generates a monetized version of machine tool performance based on six span-time categories defined by AMT—The Association For Manufacturing Technology: plant shut-down, scheduled downtime, delay time, repair time, not in-cycle process time and in-cycle time.

5ME’s eScore production management software feature generates a monetized version of machine tool performance based on six span-time categories defined by AMT—The Association For Manufacturing Technology: plant shut-down, scheduled downtime, delay time, repair time, not in-cycle process time and in-cycle time. As part of the company’s Freedom eLog software suite, the feature provides insight into manufacturing gains and losses in terms of dollars saved or wasted. “Burden,” monetary and summary reports are available and can be customized by users based on an assigned hourly value for each machine. Users assign percentage weights based on the relevant category, and the eScore value is calculated by summing the daily values in each category. Reports can be viewed in monthly, daily or hourly time frames.

The burden report compares the performance of selected machines and presents a net value in a stacked bar graph with colors that correspond to the six categories. The monetary report shows production values (in-cycle and not in-cycle process time) versus lost production values (plant shut-down, scheduled downtime, delay time, repair time). The summary report shows the values reflected in the monetary report, but includes the aggregate values for each machine, enabling machine-to-machine comparisons for the selected timeframe.

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