How to manage production stop reasons?

Predefined production stop reasons are necessary so operators can register information on why stops occur in the production process. This creates an important layer of transparency and enables manufacturers to understand the reasons for production downtime and why OEE losses occur.

Before production stop reasons can be defined in Evocon, stop groups need to be created. The most commonly used groups are organisational stops, breakdowns, planned stops, maintenance, other etc. Once stop reasons are defined, operators can start adding them in Lineview. Follow this link to learn more.

How to add production stop groups?

  1. Go to Settings in Evocon and click on the “Stops” tab.
  2. Click the „+“ icon in the “Stop groups” table.
  3. Define a name for the group of reasons (e.g. Breakdowns).
  4. Choose a colour for the group – this is useful when analysing the Downtime report as all reasons within one group will be displayed in the defined colour and you can easily spot which group of stops contribute most to production downtime.
  5. Click “Save”.

Note: to edit or delete comment groups, click on the corresponding icons in the table.

How to add production stop reasons?

  1. Go to Settings in Evocon and click on the “Stops” tab.
  2. Click the “+” icon in the “Stops” table.
  3. Fill out the form in the pop-up window:
    1. Name – describe a common production stop reason.
    2. Group – select a group for the stop reason.
    3. Type – positive stops increase OEE (e.g. standby), negative stops decrease OEE (e.g. machine breakdown).
    4. Stations – select stations where the stop reason will be visible.
  4. Enable maximum duration and set value if necessary (optional). This feature is usually enabled for lunch breaks, planned cleaning, maintenance etc. More info here.
  5. Click “Save”.

Note: to edit or delete production stop comments, click on the corresponding icons in the stops table.

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