Visual Management software and solutions provide an effective means of communicating to a wide group of people through the use of visual signals, helping to create an information rich environment. The use of visual signals as opposed to various forms of written communications, either paper based or on screen, allows for fast recognition and understanding of the information being transmitted.
Translate data into information, information into meaning and meaning into action!
There are two primary forms of visual management; Visual Display and Visual Control.
Visual Displays convey important company and/or production information, such as current operations/progress status and performance metrics, in an easy to digest graphical format, to create a shared understanding and encourage teamwork. Seiki can support the delivery of production information in strategic locations throughout your organisation via a number of visual management solutions.
Live Status Views
Multiple Live Status views provide a dynamic real time view of the manufacturing environment showing current machine status and Works Order information. Options include Dashboard, Timeline, Andon and Factory Layout., which displays a pictorial representation of the shop floor overlayed with configurable status tiles containing live data such as Job ID, Time in Status, Works Order Number. The tiles are also colour coded to enable users to identify the live status of each individual monitored resource as it is updated on the terminal by the operator.
Graphical Planning and Scheduling
The Seiki Scheduler maintains the appearance and functionality of a traditional planning board to provide a graphical appreciation of the workload and capacity across your facility. The ability to see every order on the workload and how they interact with each other means you are able to make informed planning decisions with greater confidence. The Scheduler’s simple traffic light system gives a clear visual indication of WIP and the potential impact of unforeseen changes to the workload in order to prevent late deliveries.
Utilisation and Performance Analysis
Using the data collected from the shopfloor, the Analysis screens increase visibility of the activities associated with every works order and shop floor resource through performance analysis charts and graphs. These simple yet powerful graphical views of critical data such as productive time, resource utilisation and efficiency make it easier to interrogate reliable, actionable data from the shop floor in order to quickly identify problems and highlight areas for improvement.
The Andon screens in Seiki AIR are an evolution of the classic Andon board, delivering a valuable combination of live production information to large groups of employees at the same time.
The visual display of critical production and process data can speed up operations by turning it into meaningful information that is easier to recognise, interpret and use, by a large group of people simultaneously.