Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
• Determine hardware requirements and software components necessary to deploy a working Manufacturing Execution System 2017 R2 – Performance implementation
• Configure and license Middleware connections between multiple nodes in a network
• Select one of the three Security Modes, define Users, and set permissions
• Model plant equipment (Entities) in the Manufacturing Execution System (MES) Performance database (MESDB) manually or using the Entity Model Builder
• Enable entity capabilities in the MESDB database to track Performance data in a production environment
• Define entity Utilization States and Reason Codes
• Record and edit Reason Codes in MESDB database
• Use objects in a Galaxy to automatically monitor equipment Performance Events
• Create Work Orders and Jobs to run against a production line
• Use Manufacturing Execution System Performance as a central downtime information repository and reporting tool.
Application developers, engineers, system integrators, consultants, and other individuals who need to use Manufacturing Execution System 2017 R2 – Performance in their manufacturing or other processes.
Knowledge of the following tools, features, and technologies is required:
• Application Server and InTouch for System Platform
Module 1 – Introduction
Section 1 – Course Introduction
This section describes the objectives of the course, intended audience, prerequisites, and course agenda.
Section 2 – Manufacturing Execution System Performance Overview
This section explains the functionality, architecture, and component hierarchy of Manufacturing Execution System Performance.
Section 3 – Manufacturing Execution System Performance Components
This section describes the components of the Manufacturing Execution System Performance architecture. It also discusses the client and configuration tools.
Section 4 – System Requirements and Licensing
This section describes the hardware recommendations, software requirements, and licensing
for Manufacturing Execution System Performance.
Module 2 – Manufacturing Execution System Client and Web Portal
Section 1 – Manufacturing Execution System Client and Web Portal
This section describes the interface of the MES Client application and Web Portal.
Section 2 – Security
This section describes the security settings in MES Software, including security groups, users, group privileges, and security parameters.
Module 3 – Utilization and Entities
Section 1 – Utilization Overview
This section discusses the basic concepts of utilization, as well as the concept of equipment types and associated reasons/states.
Section 2 – Entities Overview
This section defines an entity, discusses entity parameters, including capabilities and Identical Job Execs, and addresses user access in both MES Web Portal and MES Client.
Section 3 – Utilization States and Reasons
This section discusses utilization and how to define utilization states and reasons. It also explains utilization groups.
Section 4 – Performance Events
This section discusses how to use Web Portal to add events, edit events, and split/merge events. It also addresses the Auto Refresh feature of Web Portal.
Module 4 – Overall Equipment Effectiveness and Lines
Section 1 – Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) Introduction
This section discusses what OEE is, including Performance parameters and quality of goods produced.
Section 2 – Line Introduction
This section introduces lines, including the lines required for performance and quality calculations, and single and multi-entity lines. The discussion includes explanations of Standard Item, Rate, UOM (unit of measure), and Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE). Parent entities are also defined, including how they relate to shifts, as well as items and item classes.
Section 3 – Shifts and Shift Schedules
This section provides an overview of shifts and shift schedules and explains how to create and configure them. It discusses after-hours reporting and parent entities and describes assigning shifts to the parent entity of a line.
Section 4 – Items
This section provides an overview of items and discusses the Product Definition group, which you use to create and configure units of measure, items, and item classes. All the Product Definition group functions are discussed, including the reason codes and reason groups.
Section 5 – Single-Entity Lines
This section provides a discussion of single-entity lines, including entity parameters, such as utilization and OEE, and line parameters for a line, line layout, and line access.
Section 6 – Work Orders
This section provides an overview of work orders and work orders as they relate to jobs.
Module 5 – Automating Performance and Multi-Entity Lines
Section 1 – Modeling Overview
This section provides an overview of manufacturing activity modeling and describes the production model for the simulated manufacturing plant used in this course.
Section 2 – Entity Model Builder
This section discusses the Entity Model Builder and explains how it is used.
Section 3 – Multi-Entity Lines
This section provides a discussion of series equipment, segments, and line and job positions. It also addresses additional parameters for multi-entity lines. These parameters include bottlenecks—automatic versus manual bottleneck modeling and Entity Enabled, production sources (bad and reject), and standard item for a line, including unit of measure conversions.
Section 4 – Utilization Capability Object Overview
This section discusses the Utilization Capability Object (UCO) and explains its functionality and usage.
Section 5 – Operation Capability Object Overview
This section provides an overview of the production counters and their effect on OEE calculations.
Section 6 – Setting Work Order Information for a Line
This section discusses extra runtime attributes available when using MES objects, such as Work Orders.
Section 7 – Parallel Equipment
This section discusses the features of parallel equipment. It covers split jobs, sequence numbers, the Start next sequence option, automatic determination of bottlenecks, reason priorities, and the bottleneck switch.
Module 6 – Visualization
Section 1 – Visualization Overview using InTouch and .NET Controls
This section describes some of the MES .NET client controls for MES Performance, as well as the basic configuration and settings needed for the controls to function.
Module 7 – Reports
Section 1 – Intelligence Reports
This section discusses using MES Performance as a central downtime information repository and reporting tool.
Module 8 – Application Maintenance
Section 1 – Middleware Maintenance
This section discusses the tools that are used to configure middleware components.
Section 2 – Database Maintenance
This section discusses the mechanisms that are used to create, back up, and upgrade databases.
Section 3 – Data Archival, Purge, and Restore
This section designates the tool you should use to back up MES data.