Seiki Systems, a specialist provider of real-time production management solutions for 20 years, has released an enhanced Electronic Work Queue feature as part of the latest version of Seiki NMS, the company's Networked Manufacturing System.
Electronic Work Queue software is increasingly used to replace the multitude of problems associated with traditional paper-based detailed order planning and job operation management. Seiki's enhancement to its existing solution extends the level of real time Works Order status visibility within the Electronic Work Queue module by providing a graphical indication of the status of any scheduled job operation in relation to its planned start time for queued job operations or planned finish time for those that are already in progress. When this option is implemented with Seiki's Work Queue data collection module, an operator is advised and able to respond accordingly for the start (and completion) of each job operation to support Work in Progress (WIP) booking and tracking.
The enhancement can display explicit configurable status descriptions such as Queued Warning, Late or Started Overrun on the shop floor Work Queue terminal to show whether the active works order is currently on target against planned times. A similar view only version can also be delivered to a production office environment with the Seiki Work Queue Viewer, providing the business with a fast, simple but intelligent live view of the shop floor.
Paul Lane, Sales Director for Seiki Systems comments on the potential of the Electronic Work Queue enhancement:
"This increased level of detail ensures that companies are able to work in a more real-time, collaborative and priority driven way by aligning people and processes in the goal of achieving on-time deliveries and customer satisfaction – bringing demand flexibility to the shop floor and real value to the business.