With the initial MES setup Complete, you now need to setup your MES operators.
MES operators can be setup two different ways, , the first to post their time and cost against a given machine centre the second is simply to provide a list of operators where no costs will be posted to for them and only applied to the capacity ledger entries (and device logs) to say this operator worked on this machine centre.
To do this you first need to navigate to the MES Operators Page, do this by using the Search function.
Once on the page, you will need to start populating the necessary fields. The Code is a unique identifier for each operator created. The Name is the operators name. The name shown here will be visible on the device during the production process.
The next field is optional by linking an operator to a machine centre is to allow for costs and time to be posted against the routing line as well as the machines cost and time (the one they selected on the device). Creating separate ledger entries.
If you do decide to populate the Machine Centre No field, you need to make sure that in your MES Setup page that Post Operator Time/Cost is enabled.
NB: Ticking this option requires an operator to be linked to a machine centre, if for any reason it is missed otherwise it will error in the device when trying to post capacity ledger entries.
You typically create the operator as a new machine centre, to do this click on the New option instead of selecting a machine centre already there.
By clicking on the New option, it will open up a blank Machine Centre Card, which you will need to fill in. Make sure to especially populate the Unit Cost field, this is to determine the cost of the machine once the production line has been completed.
You will notice there is an MES FastTab on the page. This will be detailed later on in the User Guide, however at this point you do need to go into that FastTab and make sure Show in MES is not enabled. This is to make sure you don’t see this Machine Centre on the device.
The next field along is the Unit of Measure Code is the unit of measure that will appear against the capacity ledger entry is also used in the calculations of the costs operator if you choose to Post Operator Time/Costs. The final field is the Unit Cost. This is the Unit cost of the operator.
With the operators now, setup there are a couple of other options you can apply to the operators the first is giving them an Access Code.
By default, the solution gives access to all users able to see the device website, those users are then able to gain access to start the machine by selecting any of the operators presented to them.
Assigning an access code to give operator limits other users selecting the incorrect operator name.
Click on the option Generate Access Codes, for the highlighted operator a pop-up message will come up on the screen asking if you would like to generate an access code for this operator.
NB: If an access code has been assigned to that operator previously it will be overridden
Editing the list of operators will allow you to change the access code from the auto generated one to something more manageable or allow you to create each operators Access code manually without using the function.
MES Operator Centers
The other action you can select is MES Operator Centers
Against your MES operators you can specifically assign them to a machine centre, so that only during that machine centre selection will that operator (s) name be available for use.
Clicking on the New button in the MES Operator Centers page will enabled you to then choose a Centre Type and the Centre No.
NB: Most operators are assigned to Machine Centers, compared to the other two options available