FMS Insight Sales Pages
The Sales page helps to determine estimates of when existing workorders will be complete and when available capacity for new orders will become available. We suggest anyone interested bookmark this page and visit it directly.
The workorders page shows a table of all workorders in the cell, including the workorder details, the list of parts assigned to the workorder, and the station utilization for all parts completed by the workorder. Additionally, each workorder has a list of comments. Comments can be added and viewed by supervisors, salespeople, or operators on the shop floor. Comments are intended to be used to communicate information about the workorder between the various stakeholders.
Depending on the specific configuration of the cell, the Projected Start and Projected Filled columns may or may not appear. These columns will only appear if the daily schedules are imported and the daily schedule includes the details of the simulation. These projected dates are estimates and are calculated only while running the simulation to determine the daily schedule. Thus, they do not update throughout the day and will not reflect any changes to workorder priority, new workorders, completed parts, or any other changes to the cell. Only once a new simulation is run will the projected dates be updated.
If the daily schedules include the projected start and filled dates, a Gantt chart can also be shown. The Gantt chart shows the projected start and filled dates on the x-axis and the workorders on the y-axis.
If the daily schedules are imported and the daily schedule includes simulation details, the projections page will show a calendar of the projected machine utilization of the cell. Similar to workorders, these dates are estimates and are only calculated while running the simulation to determine the daily schedule. Thus, they do not update throughout the day.
Each day in the calendar shows the projected machine utilization for that day as a color, with darker colors showing higher utilization. The day can be hovered to see the exact projected utilization. This utilization is the simulated machine utilization to complete all the remaining workorders.
The intention of this report is to allow salespeople to determine when capacity will be available for a new order. For example, in the screenshot above, the existing workorders keep the cell busy until mid-August so new workorders should be expected to be filled by mid to late August. Of course, this is only an estimate and if the priorities of workorders change, a new workorder could be entered to run before existing workorders.