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How to link a Machine to Activities and Products (MAP)

In order to register shift-data, form each machine we have to know which activities could occur and while producing, which products could come out and at what speed. This is what we configure in OEE Coach’s ‘MAP’.

First, in the masterdata you have to define

The instructions below will assist you with linking the machines’ database to Activities and Outputs while configuring the OEE Coach software.

This section describes three activities that are to be executed in the following order:

  1. First you choose the machine to which you want to link Activities and Outputs;
  2. The next step is to link all Activities that can occur on the machine to it;
  3. To each Activity of type [P]roduction you link all possible Outputs that can be produced during that Activity.

What is the ‘MAP’

‘MAP’ is the acronym for Machine – Activity – Product.

The MAP is the core of your OEE Coach software.

In the MAP, the essential configuration of the OEE Calculation is being defined:

  1. On what machines…
  2. …Occur what activities (whatever type)…
  3. …can what product (whatever type) come out…
  4. …against what maximum speed?

In the MAP you will:

  1. Select a machine
  2. Assign Activities from the master-table to that machine
  3. Per [P]roduction activity you will assign Products from the master-tabel to that activity
  4. Per [G]ood product, you will define the theoretical maximum speed (‘Standard’)

When adding NEW shift-data, the user will be presented predefined data to choose from, as set in the MAP

What does it affect?

Changes in the MAP will only apply to NEW shifts. Existing shifts are made based upon the MAP settings at the moment of creation of the shift! To make changes to existing shifts use Data -> Batch-update

TableDescription
MachinesHere we see the machines as defined in the master-table [Machines]. To change anything in that table, go to [Master] – [Machines]. Here, you can only select the machine in order to assign activities and products to it.
Machine-ActivitiesIn this table we see all the activities that might occur on THIS machine. These activities are selected from the master-table activities (4) right of this pane.
Activity-ProductsPer activity of type [P], a set of potential products coming out are defined. These products are selected from the master-table Products in the pane right (5). Only [P]roduction activities can have output assigned to it.
Master-table ActivitiesFrom the master-table Activities, double click or drag and drop activities to assign them to the selected machine. To change this table, go to [Master] – [Activities]
Master-table ProductsFrom the master-table Products, double click or drag and drop products to assign them to the selected [P] activity. To change this table, go to [Master] – [Products]
Tables in the MAP

Machine-Activity Fields

The following Fields can be entered in the activities that have been assigned to the machine:

FieldDescription
Plan DurationSome repetitive activities have a ‘fixed’ duration that other departments use in their planning (e.g. Break). A ‘default’ time can be given here.
Default Operator[Operators] is the number of operators that is normally assigned to a machine. The default value is 1. Note: Decimals are permitted (e.g. 1.5 when 3 operators operate 2 machines).
Good ProductsThe number of products that come out of the machine SIMULTANEOUSLY (Normally 1, in case of parallel production more than 1)

Machine-Activity-Product Fields

The following Fields can be entered with the products that have been assigned to a production-activity of the machine:

FieldDescription
Theoretical SpeedThe theoretical maximum speed for this product on this machine (the ‘Standard’) see: II  7.2 Defining the Maximum Speed: NPC and ‘Standard
SetSpeedThe (default) speed where the machine normally would be set to, to operate this product (can be overruled later)
Plan-SpeedSpeed that planners expect the machine to deliver this product
Equivalent ValueThe actual value for this product when measured in Equivalent values (1 bottle = 33cl) See: II  2.3 What are ‘Equivalent Values’?
MultiplierValue that is used as a multiplying factor for registered products (e.g. if you count 6-packs and would like to register single bottles, the multiplier would be 6)
Unit value 
Material cost 
Extra handling/ item 

How to configure the MAP of a machine

To fully define (‘configure’) a machine, we will tell the system what can ‘happen on this machine (which activities can occur?) and what can be produced at what speed.

StepAction
1Select a machine
2Add (‘connect’) activities from the activity master table to this machine
3Add Products from the Product master table to production type [P] activities
4Assign speed definitions to this product during this activity on this machine

Step 1: Select the machine to configure

  • In the upper part of the MAP: Select a Machine:
The fields in this table cannot be edited. If you wish to do so: Go to the machines Master table

Step 2: Link Activities to the selected Machine

Adding activities one by one:

  • You selected the machine you would like to add activities to;Result: In the activities table the activities assigned to this machine appear (when there are any assigned)
  • From the activities master-table at the right side, double click or drag and drop activities to the left to assign them to the machine.

Copy whole tree

It is possible to copy a whole machine tree of activities including its output from one machine to another.

  • Select the machine you would like to COPY a tree from.
  • Right click mouse:
  • After the tree has been copied to memory, select the machine where you like to paste it.
  • Right-click mouse and select [Paste whole tree]Result: the whole tree will now be added to the last selected machine.
  • Modify the tree to make it correct for the current machine.

Step 3: Linking Output to Activities

Machines can only produce Output during Activities of type [P]roduction.

So first select an activity of type [P] before trying to add products to it.

It is not possible to add output to an activity of type [W], [L], [F], or  [U]

  • Select the Product window (showing the ‘Possible Output during the  selected Activity) by clicking on a cell in this table
  • Result: The data-line in the selected table will change color.
  • From the Products master-table at the right side, double click or drag and drop products to the left to assign them to the [P] activity of the selected machine.
  • Change the sort-order in any table for your convenience:

How to copy activity tree

  • Select an Activity you would like to copy all assigned products from:
  • Select [Copy whole tree]
  • Select the activity where you want to paste the copied tree
  • Right click again and select Paste whole tree:
  • Modify the copied products to fit them to the activity

Defining Speeds

In the Machines mastertable you have defined what the Unit of Measure is for this Machine, the unit of Time and the equivalent value.

For our espresso machine that is Cups per Minute. The equivalent value for the output is here milliliters.

Since each machine can have a different maximum speed, and the filling of one cup could be different depending on the machine, we will define this here.

For each Good product:

StepAction
1Define its maximum speed on this machine.
2Define the (default) speed where the machine normally would be set to, to operate this product (can be overruled later)
3Define the actual value for this product when measured in Equivalent values (1 bottle = 33cl) See: What are ‘Equivalent Values’?
4Repeat steps 1-3 for product on each Activity of type P
5Depending on the way you have chosen (in preferences) to save, you may now want to press the save button or leave the screen (auto-save)

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