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MES Logging

As part of the Clever MES app we have made sure to put in a few tables to capture data relating to the devices, here we will describe the different logging pages available and what data each one gathers.

Use the Search on your role centre to navigate to any of these pages.

MES Activity Log

The MES Activity Log shows all Activity undertaken by Operators at a high-level, meaning that for example whilst it will show that a user has selected the Components screen it will not show the item number nor the quantity of the component that has been output.

What the Activity Log is useful for is looking at error messages and how long operators are spending within each screen.

Below is a breakdown of each field in the MES Activity Log:

  • Entry Number – The number of the entry of the activity created.

  • Device ID – Which device was being used by the operator that created the entry.

  • Activity Code – Which screen or SubForm the operator was in at the time of the activity.

  • Command – The activity performed within the screen or SubForm by the operator.

  • Data Type Code – Will show the Data Types that were selected by the operator when logging into SFDC.

  • Activity Date/Time – The time and date at which the action was performed.

  • Error/Error Message – This will show if the operator came across an error during the Production Order, this may be due to NAV setup for if the Operator has made a mistake. The Error message field will also show when Production Orders are completed, these will not have a tick within the Error field.

  • Next Activity – This will show the next action performed by the Operator.

MES Device Log

The MES Device Log differs from the MES Activity Log in that it only shows the Stops and Starts of Devices and the reasons for this. It does give a much more in-depth overview of this than the Activity Log including showing the Reason Codes selected by the Operators.

Below is a breakdown of each field in the MES Device Log:

  • Entry No. – The number of the entry of the activity created.

  • Device ID – Which device was being used by the operator that created the entry.

  • Production Order No. – Relates to the Production Order being completed at the time.

  • Production Line No. – The Item Number being created by the Production Order.

  • Operation No. – The number of the operation being undertaken as part of the production order.

  • Operator No – Code of Operator completing the Production Order.

  • Entry Type – States whether the device was stopped or started or if the production order was exited.

  • Stop Status – Will show if the Stop was Planned or Not.

  • Entry Date/Time – The time and date at which the action was performed.

  • Reason Code - This will be the initial reason that the operator selected when stopped the machine.

  • Actual Code – This will show if the reason changed, if for example ‘Under Investigation’ was selected initially, this may change to ‘Power Cut’ on the second prompt.

  • Exit Code – This will show an entry if the operator chooses to completely exit the Production Order.

  • Duration (seconds) – This is how long the device was left in this state.

  • Operator Cost – If the Operator has been setup with an associated cost, this will be calculated in this field.

Portal Framework Activity Log

The Portal Framework Activity Log provides an overview of all entries undertaken within SFDC. Where it differs is that when a line is highlighted if there is additional information to provide this will be shown within the Portal Framework Activity Data FastTab.

You can see in the image below that the highlighted line is for an item that has been scrapped. The Portal Framework Activity Data FastTab gives us information on the reason code given for the scrappage and the quantity of items that have been scrapped as part of this entry.

Below is a breakdown of each field in the Portal Framework Activity Log:

  • Entry Number – The number of the entry of the activity created.

  • Application ID – This will specify whether the data is coming from SFDC or another application that may be sitting on the Portal Framework.

  • Device ID – Which device was being used by the operator that created the entry.

  • Activity Code – Which screen or SubForm the operator was in at the time of the activity.

  • Command – The activity performed within the screen or SubForm by the operator.

  • Data Type Code – Will show the Data Types that were selected by the operator when logging into SFDC, for example the Production Order and Machine Center.

  • Activity Date/Time – The time and date at which the action on the device was performed.

  • Error/Error Message – This will show if the operator came across an error during the Production Order, this may be due to NAV setup for if the Operator has made a mistake. The Error message field will also show when Production Orders are completed, these will not have a tick within the Error field.

  • Next Activity – This will show the next action performed by the Operator.