'Manufacturing Work Order' refers to sub-orders or tasks or jobs that are assigned to machine operators or supervisors to complete the given manufacturing orders. Work order helps track the individual part production status, predict the completion dates, and help meet the finished goods manufacturing order completion timeline accurately.

Pre-condition – Plant, assets, parts should be created in SFactrix prior to creating a work der. You should be an account admin, plant manager, or supervisor to create a work order that belongs to the same plant.

How to create Production Work Orders using SFactrix?

  • Login to your SFactrix.ai app by going to https://app.sfactrix.ai.

  • From the settings page, under Actions, click on the 'Work Order' card.

Work order creation on SFactrix
  • Click the ‘Add Work-Order’ button on the work order page.

  • 'Add Work order' form will appear. Fill the form with proper data as shown below.

    Please note: Enter the accurate date range which is critical for generating work order-based asset efficiency and Production Performance Report

  • Click the 'submit' button. You will have successfully created the work order.

Please note the details of each parameter required to complete the work order creation.

Field

Description

Work Order Code

Enter a WO code for identification purpose

Work Order Name

Enter a WO name.

Choose an asset select

Select an asset from the drop-down list for which the Work order will be linked. (Drop-down list will contain the work centers linked to plant selected in the above field)

Part/Item Code

Choose the part code from the drop-down menu for which the work order is created.

Work Order quantity

Mention the number of parts to be produced in this work order.

Part/Item Code

Choose the part code from the drop-down menu for which the work order is created.

Order quantity

Mention the number of parts to be produced in this work order.

Start Date

Set the date from the calendar icon to start the work order. Set the date accurately as this date range should be within the Work Order date range which is linked to this work order.

End Date

Set the date from the calendar icon to stop the work order. Set the date accurately as this date range should be within the work order date range which is linked to this work order.

How to edit/update Production Work Orders?

You should be an account admin, plant manager, or supervisor belonging to the same plant to edit the work order.

Steps to edit/update the Work order in SFactrix:

o Use your credentials and log in to your SFactrix.ai account.

o From the settings page, under 'Actions', click on the ‘Work Order’ card.

Edit Work order on SFactrix

o 'Work Order' display page will appear.

o Click the ‘Edit’ icon on the work order you wish to edit/update.

edit/update work order in SFactrix

o Make the necessary edits/update to work order specifics.

o Click on ‘Update’ button to save changes.

edit/update work order

Understanding the Summary Cards of Work Order:

The four 'status' cards are displayed on the top of the 'Work Order' page. These cards display the summary of the work order status. The status of the work order is derived from the schedule or the date range set for each work order.

How to delete Production Work Orders?

You should be an account admin, plant manager, or supervisor belonging to the same plant to delete the work orders.

Steps to delete work order in SFactrix:

o Login to your SFactrix.ai account.

o Click on the ‘work order’ card from the settings page, under 'Actions'.

o 'Work Order' display screen will appear.

o Click on the ‘Edit’ icon on the work order you wish to delete.

delete work order in SFactrix

o Click the ‘Delete’ button on the 'Edit work-order' page to delete the selected work order.

delete work order

o Click on the ‘Yes’ button when you receive a pop-up stating, ‘Are you sure to delete? This deletes the work order chosen.

Why am I not able to delete the Work Order?

  1. You should be an account admin or plant manager belonging to the same plant to delete the Work order.

  2. You will be allowed to delete the work order only when the work order is complete i.e. when the status of the work order shows 'Completed'.

What are the different stages for Work Orders?

'Status' describes the status of the work, if the work is ready to start, the work order is progressing, the work order is completed, or the work order is expired. The status also depends on the date range set for each work order and the quantity of production. The 'Status' of the work order appears on the work orders Listing page as well as on summary cards. There are 5 different status levels for a work orders.

There are 5 status levels for Work Order in SFactrix as explained below.

Status

Description

Yet to start

When the asset linked to the work order has not started for production and the date range set to the work order is the future date.

In Progress

When the asset linked to the work order is in the production stage and the date range set to the work order falls to the current date.

Completed

When the asset linked to the work order completes producing the assigned quantity.

Halt

When the production pauses for some reason, the work order status goes to 'Halt' condition.

Expired

When the date set for the work order is expired and the quantity assigned for production is not complete.

Quality vs Quantity in Orders?

'Qlty' indicates the number of good quality (which passes the Quality Check test) products produced. 'Qty' indicates the total number of products assigned for production. Referring to the below example, 72/1000 indicates the total number of items assigned to the work order is 1000 and the number of good quality items being produced at that particular time is 72.

Quality vs Quantity in work orders

What is 'Rejection Count' on the work orders listing page in SFactrix?

'Rejection Count' indicates the number of scrap items i.e., the number of items which does not pass the QC (Quality Check) test under a particular work order. In the below example, the rejection count is 8, which means out of 80 products being produced, 8 are scrap items.

rejection count of work order in SFcatrix

What is 'Progress' on the 'work order' listing page in SFactrix?

'Progress' on the work order listing page indicates the extent of work order completion. Dark blue on the line indicates the quantity of work order completion and when you mouseover, the percentage (7.2% in the below example) of work order completion is displayed.

Progress on the work order

What's next?

Once you are done creating the work order, the next step is to assign the work order to the operator. Each work order should be assigned to an operator for better monitoring and control of the work order progress.

Click the below link to learn more on 'How to allocate work order to an operator'.

https://help.fogwing.io/en/articles/5781406-how-to-allocate-a-job-to-an-operator

For any feedback and queries on the functionalities of the work order, write to our support team at [email protected]

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