Summary: This document explains the questions to think about as you plan to begin using ArchFX Certified OEE.
You will either manually report availability data (in CPH-based OEE methodology) or it will be automatically gathered by ArchFX React downtime tracking (in cycle time-based OEE methodology, once the React-to-Certified OEE integration is available).
Downtime buckets for availability monitoring
Make sure that you have told Customer Support what downtime buckets you wish to use in the Certified OEE Input Form.
If you are using ArchFX React, you define the Downtime Categories to downtime buckets mapping in the React Onboarding spreadsheet. Typically, the downtime buckets are the same as the top-level Downtime Categories used in ArchFX React, although they don't have to be. You can define any number of downtime buckets and map any combination of Downtime Reasons to each bucket, although each Downtime Reason must be mapped to a single bucket, and all Downtime Reasons must be assigned to some bucket so that totals will sum to 100%. If there are a set of Downtime Reasons that don't map cleanly to any downtime bucket, you can map them to an "Other" downtime bucket.
If you are not using ArchFX React, you can send a list of your desired downtime buckets to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In all cases, performance data will be sourced directly from the machines building the product. e.g. on an SMT line, the Pick & Place machine software connector will gather the necessary target and actual placements data (in CPH-based OEE methodology) or target and actual takt time data (in cycle time-based OEE methodology, once the React-to-Certified OEE integration is available) to determine performance.
If you are using CPH-based OEE methodology, make sure that your target derating percentages have been set to the desired value for each line.
If a quality machine on the line has a software connector installed, it will be used to gather the quality data for the line. On SMT lines, typically the last Automatic Optical Inspection (AOI) machine is used to gather quality data.
If no quality machine on the line has a software connector installed, you can manually input the quality data for the week on the Certified OEE Input Form, or you can contact Customer Success at email@example.com and ask that the line be configured to assume a specified quality level (typically 100%) until a software connector is installed on a quality machine in the future.
Assigning a Certified OEE lead at each site
At each site, there should be one person who is the designated contact for Certified OEE-related questions. That person is responsible for making sure the site submits its data on time each week and for acting as the first point of contact when users at the site have questions about Certified OEE.
Assigning a Certified OEE lead for each line
For each line, there should be a person who is responsible for reviewing each line's data on the Certified OEE Input Form each week and submitting it.
Assigning a global Certified OEE lead
Globally, there should be one ArchFX Cloud customer administrator user who has been assigned to review the Certified OEE data each week and remind sites who haven't submitted their data to submit it. (Additional users can be enabled to provide vacation and backup coverage to the main contact.)
Scheduling Certified OEE training sessions
As an organization adopts Certified OEE, we normally schedule at least one training session (or one per region) to make sure that users have the opportunity to see an overview of the Certified OEE Input Form and what they will do each week. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your training session(s).
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