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Oracle Manufacturing Execution System for Discrete Manufacturing User's Guide
Release 12.1
Part Number E13057-04
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MES Workstation

This chapter describes the features of the MES Workstation and the Operator role, including the ability to view the work dispatch list and perform transactions.

This chapter covers the following topics:

Overview of the MES Workstation

The MES Workstation for the operator includes one tabbed region that provides Manufacturing Execution System (MES) capabilities on top of Oracle Work in Process. It provides the ability to view the work dispatch list, and then navigate to a number of transaction windows.

MES Operator responsibilities include:

Electronic Signature Support

MES for Discrete Manufacturing supports Federal Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) code regulation 21 CFR Part 11 through the Oracle E-Records application. This provides traceability for move, completion, and material transactions. In these transactions the operator or supervisor can first certify or acknowledge instructions to successfully process the transaction:

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Oracle Approval Management contains transaction types for e-sginatures in MES for Discrete including Discrete MES ERES Job Assembly Completion, Discrete MES ERES Job Material Transaction, and Discrete MES ERES Job Assembly Move. The MES for Discrete transactions creating electronic signatures include the following:

Setup

The e-records and e-signatures (ERES) framework uses Oracle Workflow business events and Oracle XML Gateway. Oracle Workflow is required to initiate the e-signatures (EDRPSIGF) workflow for sending notifications. The Workflow Business Event system is used to define an e-signature event and associate synchronous e-signature subscription to the event.

If e-signature capability is setup, combination transactions generate records depending on parameter configurations. If the Move Option parameter is enabled, two records are generated in e-signatures for combination transactions.

The Oracle E–Records Implementation Guide and the Oracle E–Records Developer's Guide contains setup information. See:

Workstation Startup and Initialization Modes

The details displayed on both the MES Workstation and the MES Supervisor Workbench are determined by the specifics of your login information. The Startup page is used to enter your information to view the entire organization and a particular department; you can also specify a resource, employee, or machine. You can set parameters and integrate other Oracle Application functions for different login and Workbench initialization modes.

Job Selection Modes

The Job Selection Mode parameter is used to set a job search page when initializing the workstation. Each page type returns records within the login parameter values entered. Choices include:

Assigned Resources

In Oracle Bills of Material, departments are assigned to each operation, and available employee labor resources instances are assigned to departments. For a specific login:

See: Defining a Resource, Oracle Bills of Material User's Guide, and Assigning Resources to a Department, Oracle Bills of Material User's Guide

Departmental Access

The Departmental Access parameter determines which records display, in the list of values, in the Department parameter of the Startup page. If the parameter is set to:

Save Startup Parameters

Your job selection mode page displays automatically when you save startup parameters from a prior login. Enable the Save Startup Parameters check box to save parameters for future logins. This reduces navigation for repeated combinations of organization, department, and resource. To change saved login information, access the Startup page again by selecting Startup in the MES Workstation.

To log on to the MES Workstation

  1. Navigate to the Startup page.

  2. If Shift In and Shift Out is configured on the page, you can enable or disable employee time and labor reporting. These flags are configured in the Time Entry Mode parameter.

    See: Labor Performance Views for information on employee shift calculations.

  3. If the employee login has an associated Badge Number, this field appears. Optionally, you can enter an appropriate value in this field.

    Badge numbers are created as Employee Numbers in the Oracle Human Resources application. Shop floor labor resources are tracked using employee badge numbers.

  4. Select values in the Organization and Department fields.

  5. Optionally, you can select a value in the Resource field.

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  6. Enable the Save Startup Parameters check box to save these parameters for future logins.

  7. Select Start to display the job search mode page selected.

    On the job search page you can record transactions, or access other pages for shop floor work.

Viewing Dispatch Lists

Dispatch lists are a listing of all job operations to be worked on—according to specific department, resource, resource instance, or a combination of these values. The Dispatch List enables you to perform express move transactions and access other pages for performing and viewing transactions. This list is based on operation schedule times within the specified time range. This includes:

The display is modifiable—providing filtering, ordering, and grouping. Several parameters are used to control information displayed on the dispatch list. See: MES Administrator

The list is formatted in a table view, columns in the list display information about each job. This includes scheduled start and end times, assembly name, customer, job readiness, and component and resource availability. If the Dispatch list Ordering Criteria parameter is not set, and The Dispatch List Working Order parameters is set to Any Order— you can sort the dispatch list on the columns by clicking on the column header. You can print a hardcopy version of the document by choosing Printable Page, and reorder the records on the list. See: Reordering Job Operations on the Dispatch List. In addition, you can hide or show columns on the dispatch list, by using the personalization capability.

Ready Status

The Ready column on Dispatch List page indicates if the job operation is ready for work. Use the Ready Status Criteria parameter to define your qualifications for readiness. This includes if a job is released, has no exceptions, status is not assigned, and a quantity is in Queue or Run. When a job meets the criteria set, a check mark appears in this column. See: Ready Status Criteria

The design of this setting leaves the decision to the supervisor to determine whether or not the job operation is ready for work. If the supervisor decides the job is not ready, a job hold or exception can be issued.

Resource and component shortages as displayed on the Shopfloor Progress region of the Dashboard are not used in calculating the Ready Status definition. If you want to modify this design function, you can create a customized interface in the Ready Status client extension to enable custom logic to determine specific readiness definitions. See: Overview of MES Client Extensions

To view and update Dispatch List information

  1. Navigate to the Dispatch List.

    The default dispatch list appears, displaying default details determined by the specifics of login values, along with a region to select filtering criteria.

  2. If Shift In and Shift Out is configured on the page, you can enable or disable employee time and labor reporting. These flags are configured in the Time Entry Mode parameter.

    See: Labor Performance Views for information on employee shift calculations.

  3. Optionally, you can select filter information in the View Options region. Select filtering criteria from the following fields:

  4. You can select additional filter criteria in the More Options region.

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    The following fields are available: Customer, Sales Order, Assembly, Line, Schedule Group, Build Sequence, Status, Project Number, Task Number, Setup, Due Date From, Due Date To, and Component.

  5. Select Go to display the dispatch list with the filtering results.

    The setup and layout of the dispatch list is configured in the Manufacturing Execution System Parameters page. The header displays available actions. These actions can be configured as both buttons or choice lists.

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    The Dispatch List Ordering Criteria parameter determines the fields displayed on the dispatch list. See: Dispatch List Ordering Criteria. Fields that appear can include:

  6. Select the Job Operation you want to work on to display the Work Content page, see Viewing Work Content

  7. If you are using clock functionality, select the Clock or Job actions to record the time worked on a job operation.

    See: Clock In and Clock Out

  8. Select actions available on this page:

Viewing Work Content

The Work Content page displays the information needed to perform work on an operation. It includes component and resource requirements, work instructions, attachments and other job property information. You can navigate to action pages and view employees currently working. Clocked in time of the employees currently working displays.

The actions available and the page layout are determined by parameter settings. See: Work Content Actions, and Work Content Layout

To view and update work content

  1. Navigate to the Work Content page.

    The Job Properties region displays information about the job including job number, description, assembly information, status, and schedule and completion dates.

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    Other data displays depending on integrations with other applications and the settings of the Work Content Layout parameter including:

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  2. Select the actions available on this page to access the pages for job transactions.

Job Operation Actions

Job operation actions are the job transactions and actions used in your environment. The list of actions available are set in a parameter, see: Job Operation Actions. These actions are also set on the Search Jobs page using the Search Job Operation Actions Parameter. The list of actions available include the following:

Assign Alternate Resources

You can substitute alternate resources and resource groups to balance your resource load, and resolve exception conditions. See: Assigning Alternate Resources

Clock In, Clock Out, and Undo Clock In

Clocks flag the job operation as started or ended, enabling you to record resource charges for time entry. See: Clock In and Clock Out

Expedite and Undo Expedite

Any job operation can be moved to top priority on the dispatch list. Scheduled operation start and end times are not changed—the operation is moved on the display to make it prominent. The Ready column displays an arrow icon indicating the operation is expedited. Since expediting is performed at the job level, all operations are affected—and moved and marked on the dispatch list.

Job On and Job Off

Job On and Job Off actions are a separate action of clock actions, required when multiple employees are working on a single job operation. This action flags the job operation as picked and ready, enabling the recording of resource charges for time entry. See: Clock In and Clock Out

Move Assembly, Move and Complete, Express Move, and Complete Assembly

You can move assemblies within an operation, from one operation to another, backward and forward within the routing, and onto completion of the job. You also have the ability to create express moves—enabling simultaneous completion and scrap, or completion and reject, for the entire quantity in one action. See: Moving and Completing Assemblies

Print Label

Label printing ability is provided while performing work on the shop floor from various pages. The Print Label action is defined in the Job Operation Actions and Work Content Actions parameters. You can print labels for:

Two parameters are used to specify at what point in the transaction labels are printed:

See: Labeling Overview, Oracle Warehouse Management User's Guide, and Label Printing Integration Kit, Oracle Warehouse Management Implementation Guide

Reject Assembly and Scrap Assembly

You can reject and disposition assemblies on the production floor that do not meet standards. The Reject and Scrap process isolates problem assemblies by moving the assemblies into a scrap or reject intraoperation step. If these assemblies are reworked, they can be returned to their routing operation, see: Rejecting and Scrapping Assemblies

Reschedule Operation and Undo Reschedule Operation

You can reschedule operations to balance the work load. See: Rescheduling Operations

Return Assembly, Return and Move, Return From Scrap, and Return From Reject

You can return assemblies to production from the supply subinventory, or reworked parts that were originally scrapped or rejected. See: Returning Assemblies

Separator1, Separator2, Separator3

Separators are not actions, they are used to group actions together.

Transact Components

You can create component transactions for a job. See: Job Component Transactions

View Exceptions and Report Exception

Exceptions are reported when work is stopped on the production line. When notified about exceptions, you can view other job operations affected and take action. See: Viewing and Resolving Exceptions

Viewing Job Information

Detailed information about job and operation transactions is available in the following pages: View Job Detail, View Job Transactions, View Operation Transactions, View Related Jobs, and View Work Content. See: Viewing Job Information and Viewing Work Content

View and Print Job Traveler

You can view and print a job traveler in the Dispatch List, Work Content, Search Jobs, and Shopfloor Progress pages. The traveler displays as a PDF file in a separate window.

The job traveler can contain associated attachments such as instructions for the job in the body of the traveler, or at the end as an appendix. You can:

See: Attaching Files to Jobs, Schedules, and Operations, Oracle Work in Process User's Guide

Update Note

Notes created during job transactions can be updated on the Update Note page. See: Updating Job Notes

Updating Job Notes

Information about assemblies is added in the Note region of the various transaction pages. The Update Note page is used to add or append new information. The new text is appended to the existing note for each update.

Enter your comments in the Append Note region. Select Apply to save your work.

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Job Component Transactions

The Transact Components page enables you to create a number of component transactions for your job, including

The page display defaults the open quantity ( quantity required/quantity issued) of supply type push components as defined on the assembly's bill of material. You can also scan or enter component serial numbers.

Transacting components

To create component transactions for a job

  1. Navigate to the Transact Components page.

  2. In the Transaction region, select a transaction type. Your choices are Issue, Return, Negative Issue, and Negative Return.

  3. In the Search region, you can search for component serial numbers in the Serial Number field. Select Add to populate the component transaction table with the information from the serial number record.

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  4. The page display defaults supply type push components as defined on the job. You can edit these records or remove them.

  5. To add individual component records, select information in the Components table for applicable fields:

  6. You can enter information for components under both lot and serial number control.

    This page enables you to access the Serial Detail or Lot Detail pages, and generate lot and serial numbers, and assign lot and serial numbers.

  7. Select Apply to save your work.

Related Topics

Overview of Serialized Manufacturing Transactions

Lot Control, Oracle Inventory User's Guide

Setting Up Lot Control, Oracle Inventory User's Guide

Maintaining Item Lot Information, Oracle Inventory User's Guide

Setting Up Serial Number Control, Oracle Inventory User's Guide

Assigning Serial Numbers, Oracle Inventory User's Guide

Moving and Completing Assemblies

Assemblies can be moved from one operation and intraoperation step to another, and backward and forward within the routing.

See: Move Transactions Process Diagram, Oracle Work in Process User's Guide

Express Moves

Express moves enable you to move the quantity in one action, defaulting all required values. It also provides a way to move several job operations in one transaction. For express move options:

To perform express moves on job operations

  1. Navigate to the Dispatch List page.

  2. Select the job operation record you want to complete. You can select multiple records.

  3. In the Express Move Quantity columns, enter a value in the Complete field.

  4. If there is a quantity to scrap, enter a value in the Scrap field.

  5. Select Express Move to complete your transaction.

Labor Skills Validation

Labor skills validation is used to certify the qualifications and required competencies needed to perform assigned manufacturing activities. This help you meet International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9000 requirements, preventing potential errors and issues during job transactions. Regulatory requirements for specific industries may mandate companies to execute and document employee competencies. The labor skills validation process includes:

The setup for labor skills validation is integrated with other Oracle applications including Human Resources Management Systems, Bills of Material, Work in Process, and E-Records. This includes:

See: Operator Skills Validation

Quality Display Modes

There are several methods for entering collection plan data in the Quality Plans region of the MES move transaction pages. You can:

You have the option to enter the results for any plan by navigating directly to the Quality Workbench.

Device Integration

Device integration provides the ability to capture data directly into the application using programmable logic controller devices. In MES for Discrete Manufacturing, you can move collection plan transactions directly from the move transaction pages into the Quality Workbench.

See:

Parent-Child Collection Plans, Oracle Quality User's Guide

Entering Quality Results, Oracle Quality User's Guide

Device Integration Setup, Oracle Quality User's Guide

Creating Collection Plans, Oracle Quality User's Guide

Defining Collection Plan Elements, Oracle Quality User's Guide

Moving Assemblies

To move assemblies through job operations

  1. Navigate to the Move Assembly: Transaction page.

    This page displays job information including job number and description, operator, and assembly number and description.

  2. You have the choice to select Finish to save your record using the values displayed on this page. You can also change the defaulted values before saving the record.

  3. Enable the Overcomplete Assembly check box if the transaction quantity is greater than the job quantity. See: Assembly Over-Completions and Over-Moves, Oracle Work in Process User's Guide

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  4. In the From Operation region, select values in the From Operation Step, To Operation Sequence, and To Operation Step fields.

    Depending on how the following parameters are set, certain fields display in this region:

    See: MES Administrator

  5. In the Transaction region, select a value in the Move Quantity field. Optionally, you can enter a transaction Reason, Reference, and descriptive text in the Note region.

    Notes can be updated, see: Updating Job Notes

    Note: The Move Option parameter enables you to combine a move transaction with scrap or reject transactions.

  6. If you have a quantity to scrap, enter a value in the Scrap Quantity field.

  7. When a value is entered in the Scrap Quantity field, the fields for Scrap Operation Sequence, Scrap Account Alias, and Scrap Account Number display.Enter the applicable values in these fields.

  8. If a customized descriptive flexfield is used in your environment, the Additional Information region displays. Enter your information in this region. If you are not using customized information, this region does not appear.

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  9. Select Finish to complete your move transaction, or select Continue to enter information about manual resources and quality plans.

    On the Move Assembly: Detail page, the specifics of the data entered on the Move Assembly: Transaction page display in the Transaction Detail region.

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  10. In the Manual Resources region, you have the option to add machine resources by selecting Retrieve Non-Labor Resources—or individually adding records.

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  11. Quality collection plan information displays in the Quality Plans region. Several different modes may appear, For collection plans with a parent-child relationship only, the Quality Plans region displays fields for Plan Name, Information, Mandatory flag, Completed status, and Attachments. Select Add Child Data to navigate to the Enter Quality Results page in Oracle Quality.

    See: Quality Display Modes

    The Enter Results page on the Quality Workbench appears for entering quality data. See: Entering Quality Results, Oracle Quality User's Guide

    After quality data is entered, the transaction page is refreshed with the updated information. You have the option to duplicate, update, or delete these records.

  12. If single level plans exist, enter quality results directly in the MES transaction pages . Select information in the following fields: Inspection Resolution, Quantity Defects, Subinvenvory and Locator, and Remarks.

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    If applicable parent and child relationships plans also exist, the Parent-Child Entry Mode button is enabled to access the Quality Workbench. If you choose to enter data in the parent-child mode, you cannot return to the inline mode. However, you can enter data first in the inline region, and then navigate to the parent-child region.

  13. Oracle Applications also provides the ability to enter collection plan transactions using integrated devices. Scan your data into the fields for Defect Code, Quantity Defect, Date, and Comments.

    If applicable parent and child relationships plans also exist, the Parent-Child Entry Mode button is enabled to access the Quality Workbench.

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  14. Use the Backflush Components region to manually backflush components under lot and serial control. Search for preassigned assembly component serial numbers in the Serial Number field. Select Add to populate the component transaction table with the information from the serial number record.

    If lot and serial information is required, the status column displays X. Edit this list by enabling or disabling the Select field for applicable components. See:

    Overview of Backflush Transactions, Oracle Work in Process User's Guide

    Backflush Transactions, Oracle Work in Process User's Guide

    Backflushing Pull Components, Oracle Work in Process User's Guide

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  15. For component lot and serial number assignments—select applicable values in the Subinventory, Locator, Revision, and Lot fields:

  16. Select Finish to save your work.

Completing Assemblies

You complete job assemblies into inventory using both the Move Assembly and Complete Assembly pages. In cases where your production process may yield more assemblies, you have the ability to overcomplete assemblies into inventory.

To complete an assembly

  1. Navigate to the Complete Assembly: Transaction page.

    This page displays job information including job number and description, operator, assembly number, and description.

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  2. Enable the Overcomplete Assembly check box if the completions transaction quantity is greater than the job quantity.

    See:Assembly Over-completions, Oracle Work in Process User's Guide, and Completing and Returning Assemblies, Oracle Work in Process User's Guide

  3. Select Finish to use the defaults displayed to create a completion transaction. Or select values for fields displayed on this page for this completion transaction.

  4. In the Transaction region, you can select applicable values for the following fields:

    Notes can be updated, see: Updating Job Notes

  5. If a customized descriptive flexfield is used in your environment, the Additional Information region displays. Enter your information in this region. If you are not using customized information, this region does not appear.

  6. Select Finish to complete this transaction, or select Continue to enter information for quality plans, component backflush, and lot and serial assignments.

  7. In the Manual Resources region, you have the option to add machine resources by selecting Retrieve Non-Labor Resources—or individually adding records.

  8. Quality collection plan information displays in the Quality Plans region. Several different modes may appear, For collection plans with a parent-child relationship only, the Quality Plans region displays fields for Plan Name, Information, Mandatory flag, Completed status, and Attachments. Select Add Child Data to navigate to the Enter Quality Results page in Oracle Quality.

    See: Quality Display Modes

    The Enter Results page on the Quality Workbench appears for entering quality data. See: Entering Quality Results, Oracle Quality User's Guide

    After quality data is entered, the transaction page is refreshed with the updated information. You have the option to duplicate, update, or delete these records.

  9. If single level plans exist, enter quality results directly in the MES transaction pages . Select information in the following fields: Inspection Resolution, Quantity Defects, Subinvenvory and Locator, and Remarks.

    If applicable parent and child relationships plans also exist, the Parent-Child Entry Mode button is enabled to access the Quality Workbench. If you choose to enter data in the parent-child mode, you cannot return to the inline mode. However, you can enter data first in the inline region, and then navigate to the parent-child region.

  10. Oracle Applications also provides the ability to enter collection plan transactions using integrated devices. Scan your data into the fields for Defect Code, Quantity Defect, Date, and Comments.

    If applicable parent and child relationships plans also exist, the Parent-Child Entry Mode button is enabled to access the Quality Workbench.

  11. Use the Backflush Components region to manually backflush components under lot and serial control. Search for preassigned assembly serial numbers in the Serial Number field. Select Add to populate the component transaction table with the information from the serial number record.

    If lot and serial information is required, the status column displays X. Edit this list by enabling or disabling the Select field for applicable components. See:

    Overview of Backflush Transactions, Oracle Work in Process User's Guide

    Backflush Transactions, Oracle Work in Process User's Guide

    Backflushing Pull Components, Oracle Work in Process User's Guide

  12. For component lot and serial number assignments—select applicable values in the Subinventory, Locator, Revision, and Lot fields:

  13. Select Finish to save your work.

Rejecting and Scrapping Assemblies

You can reject or scrap, and then disposition assemblies that do not meet standards. The reject and scrap process isolates problem assemblies. When it is possible to rework defective assemblies, they can be returned to their routing operation.

To reject or scrap assemblies

  1. Navigate to the Reject Assembly: Transaction page for assemblies you want to reject.

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    Or navigate to the Scrap Assembly: Transaction page for assemblies you want to scrap.

    Both pages display job information including job number and description, operator, and assembly number and description.

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  2. Enable the Overcomplete Assembly check box if the transaction quantity is greater than the job quantity.

  3. Select Finish to use the defaults displayed to create a reject or scrap transaction. Or, select Continue to add information needed to create this transaction.

  4. In the From Operation region, select the originating interoperation step you are rejecting or scrapping assemblies.

    In the To Operation region, select the destination operation sequence you are moving the assemblies.

  5. In the To Operation region, select the destination operation sequence for rejecting or scrapping the assemblies.

  6. In the Transaction region, select applicable quantities in the Unit of Measure and Quantity fields. Optionally, you can enter a transaction Reason, Reference, and descriptive text in the Note region.

    Notes can be updated, see: Updating Job Notes

  7. If a customized descriptive flexfield is used in your environment, you have the option to enter the value in the Additional Information region.

  8. Select Finish to complete your reject or scrap transaction, or select Continue to enter information about manual resources and quality plans.

  9. On the Detail page, in the Manual Resources region, you have the option to add machine resources by selecting Retrieve Non-Labor Resources.

    For any applicable machine resources, this region populates the fields for Operation Sequence, Resource, Instance, Start Time.

  10. Quality collection plan information displays in the Quality Plans region. Several different modes may appear, For collection plans with a parent-child relationship only, the Quality Plans region displays fields for Plan Name, Information, Mandatory flag, Completed status, and Attachments. Select Add Child Data to navigate to the Enter Quality Results page in Oracle Quality.

    See: Quality Display Modes

    The Enter Results page on the Quality Workbench appears for entering quality data. See: Entering Quality Results, Oracle Quality User's Guide

    After quality data is entered, the transaction page is refreshed with the updated information. You have the option to duplicate, update, or delete these records.

  11. If single level plans exist, enter quality results directly in the MES transaction pages . Select information in the following fields: Inspection Resolution, Quantity Defects, Subinvenvory and Locator, and Remarks.

    If applicable parent and child relationships plans also exist, the Parent-Child Entry Mode button is enabled to access the Quality Workbench. If you choose to enter data in the parent-child mode, you cannot return to the inline mode. However, you can enter data first in the inline region, and then navigate to the parent-child region.

  12. Oracle Applications also provides the ability to enter collection plan transactions using integrated devices. Scan your data into the fields for Defect Code, Quantity Defect, Date, and Comments.

    If applicable parent and child relationships plans also exist, the Parent-Child Entry Mode button is enabled to access the Quality Workbench.

  13. Use the Backflush Components region to manually backflush components under lot and serial control. Search for preassigned assembly serial numbers in the Serial Number field. Select Add to populate the component transaction table with the information from the serial number record.

    If lot and serial information is required, the status column displays X. Edit this list by enabling or disabling the Select field for applicable components. See:

    Overview of Backflush Transactions, Oracle Work in Process User's Guide

    Backflush Transactions, Oracle Work in Process User's Guide

    Backflushing Pull Components, Oracle Work in Process User's Guide

  14. For component lot and serial number assignments—select applicable values in the Subinventory, Locator, Revision, and Lot fields:

  15. Select Finish to save your work.

Related Topics

Rescheduling Operations

Returning Assemblies

Generating Serial Numbers, Oracle Inventory User's Guide

Lot Control, Oracle Inventory User's Guide

Setting Up Lot Control, Oracle Inventory User's Guide

Maintaining Item Lot Information, Oracle Inventory User's Guide

Setting Up Serial Number Control, Oracle Inventory User's Guide

Assigning Serial Numbers, Oracle Inventory User's Guide

Overview of Serialized Manufacturing Transactions

Oracle MES provides preassigned assembly serial numbers enabling the creation of serialized jobs. You have the ability to perform operation and assembly completion by job serial number record. And the progress of the job can be tracked after the serialization start operation using the assembly serial number . In serialized manufacturing you can:

The Search Serial Numbers page is the starting point for the serialized transactions. Available transactions and default values displayed are tied to the method the page is accessed. For example:

Express Moves

Express move functionality is supported for serialized jobs enabling you to move the quantity in one action; and create move transactions for a number of job operations performed in one action. In these jobs you can:

Related Topics

Serial Number Control, Oracle Inventory User's Guide

Setting Up Serial Number Control, Oracle Inventory User's Guide

Serial Number Tracking Throughout Manufacturing, Oracle Work in Process User's Guide

Express Moves

Searching for Serialized Jobs and Performing Express Moves

Creating Move Transactions for Serialized Jobs

Searching for Serialized Jobs and Performing Express Moves

The Search Serial Numbers page enables you to find serialized job records, perform express moves, print serial number labels, and navigate to other transaction pages. In addition to the initial job selection mode setup—you can access this page from:

To search for serial number records and perform express moves

  1. Navigate to the Search Serial Numbers page from the initialization Startup page, or global actions.

    Use the Job Selection Mode parameter—and select value Assembly Serial Numbers—to set the Search Serial Numbers page as the initialization page.

  2. Enter or scan the serial number record in the Serial Number field.

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  3. For transactions performed for one serial number record at a time, select an action either in:

    The button or choice list action values to navigate to other pages. See: Job Operation Actions

  4. If this serialized job meets the criteria for express move functionality, select Express Move to move the quantity in one action, See: Overview of Serialized Manufacturing Transactions

  5. For transactions for multiple serial numbers, enter or scan the serial number records in the Serial Number field, and select Add to move records to the table.

    The table view displays detail information such as Job Number, Job Description, Assembly number, Assembly Description, Completion Date, Operation Sequence, and Step.

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  6. Enable the records by checking the Select box, for transactions for records using the button actions. Or scan or enter serial numbers, and perform actions in choice list actions.

    You can also remove records from the table, and select Express Move to move multiple records if they meet express move criteria.

To access serial number records from the Dispatch List or Search Jobs page

  1. Navigate to the Dispatch List or Search Jobs page, and select your search criteria.

  2. Select the Serialized icon that is enabled for a specific job operation.

    The Search Serial Numbers page displays with the table rows populated with the serial numbers in the job operation selected.

    Note: You cannot add or remove serial number records if you navigate to the Serial Numbers page from the Dispatch List or Search Jobs page.

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  3. Enable the records by checking the Select box, and then choose an action in the button or choice list action values, or global actions.

    You can also remove records from the table, and select Express Move to move multiple records if they meet express move criteria.

    Note: You cannot remove serial number records if you navigate to the Serial Numbers page from the Dispatch List or Search Jobs page.

Related Topics

Creating Move Transactions for Serialized Jobs

Creating Move Transactions for Serialized Jobs

Serialized transaction pages are invoked when you select a move task from the Search Serial Numbers page. This includes Complete Assembly, Move Assembly, Return Assembly, Return From Scrap, Return From Reject, Reject Assembly, Move and Complete, Return and Move, and Scrap Assembly transaction pages. The serialized transaction page is a one page flow, unlike the assembly transaction and detail pages for non-serialized moves. The following rules are set for these pages:

To move job operations for serialized jobs

  1. Select your serialized job record, and navigate to the Move Assembly: Transaction page. See: Searching for Serialized Jobs and Performing Express Moves

    This page displays job information including serial number, assembly number and description, job number and description, operation sequence, and step.

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    Depending on how the following parameters are set, certain fields display and are available for updates in this region:

  2. You have the choice to select Apply to save your record using the values displayed on this page. You can also change the defaulted values before saving the record.

  3. In the Transaction region, select values in the Step, Reason, Reference, and descriptive text in the Note region field.

    Updating Job Notes

  4. If a customized descriptive flexfield is used in your environment, the Additional Information region displays. Enter your information in this region. If you are not using customized information, this region does not appear.

  5. In the Manual Resources region, you have the option to add machine resources by selecting Retrieve Non-Labor Resources—or individually adding records.

  6. Quality collection plan information displays in the Quality Plans region. Several different modes may appear, For collection plans with a parent-child relationship only, the Quality Plans region displays fields for Plan Name, Information, Mandatory flag, Completed status, and Attachments. Select Add Child Data to navigate to the Enter Quality Results page in Oracle Quality.

    See: Quality Display Modes

    The Enter Results page on the Quality Workbench appears for entering quality data. See: Entering Quality Results, Oracle Quality User's Guide

    After quality data is entered, the transaction page is refreshed with the updated information. You have the option to duplicate, update, or delete these records.

  7. If single level plans exist, enter quality results directly in the MES transaction pages . Select information in the following fields: Inspection Resolution, Quantity Defects, Subinvenvory and Locator, and Remarks.

    If applicable parent and child relationships plans also exist, the Parent-Child Entry Mode button is enabled to access the Quality Workbench. If you choose to enter data in the parent-child mode, you cannot return to the inline mode. However, you can enter data first in the inline region, and then navigate to the parent-child region.

  8. Oracle Applications also provides the ability to enter collection plan transactions using integrated devices. Scan your data into the fields for Defect Code, Quantity Defect, Date, and Comments.

    If applicable parent and child relationships plans also exist, the Parent-Child Entry Mode button is enabled to access the Quality Workbench.

  9. Use the Backflush Components region to manually backflush components under lot and serial control. Search for component assembly serial numbers in the Serial Number field. Select Add to populate the component transaction table with the information from the serial number record.

    If lot and serial information is required, the status column displays X. Edit this list by enabling or disabling the Select field for applicable components. See:

    Overview of Backflush Transactions, Oracle Work in Process User's Guide

    Backflush Transactions, Oracle Work in Process User's Guide

    Backflushing Pull Components, Oracle Work in Process User's Guide

  10. For component lot and serial number assignments—select applicable values in the Subinventory, Locator, Revision, and Lot fields:

  11. Select Apply to save your work.

Viewing Job Information

Job information is available on a number of pages and provide views of job details, quality results, job transactions, operation transactions, and related jobs.

Viewing Job Transactions

The View Job Transactions page displays regions for various job transactions for a specific job and includes move, resource, quality, and material transactions.

Move Transactions: The pertinent move transaction data for each operation step is listed including date, operator, operation steps from and to, charging departments, quantities, and login information.

Resource Transactions: Resources are listed for each operation sequence and resource by date, transaction type, resource sequence, and quantity.

Quality Results: Relevant quality results are displayed for a job and job operation. This summary view displays collection Plan name, Plan Type, and a link to the View Quality Results page. See: Viewing Quality Results

Material Transactions: Each component and quantity is listed, along with the transaction type, subinventory, locator, revision, and operator.

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Viewing Quality Results

The View Quality Results page enables you to see the results entered for your quality plan for a particular job and job operation. You can navigate to this page from the View Job Transactions, Job Details, and View Operation Transactions pages.

In the Quality Plan summary region, details display for any other information about the plan and applicable attachment files.

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Select a plan in the Quality Plan region, to navigate to the detail Data page. This page displays quantity, defect, and operation step and sequence data.

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Viewing Job Details

The Job Details page displays six regions for job details including:

Job Properties

This region has seven tabbed sections related to this job and displays the following details:

See: Defining Discrete Jobs Manually, Oracle Work in Process User's Guide

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Operations

This region shows information on operation sequence, operation code, charging department, quantities, dates, and instructions. See: Viewing Operations, Oracle Work in Process User's Guide

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Select the Operation Sequence to display the Operation Details page.

The Operation Properties region of this page displays information about this operation including description, department, dates, quantity at the intraoperation steps, and progress percent. The page contains regions for more details on the specific operation including Resources, Components, Outside Processing, and Instructions.

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Competencies

This region lists all competency requirements for the job operation if using labor skills validation functionality at Clock In. For each operation—requirements for skill level, certification, and qualifications appear.

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Components

This region shows bill of material component data including name, date required, quantities, and applicable supply and locator data. See: Viewing Component Requirements, Oracle Work in Process User's Guide

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Resources

Resources are viewed per operation sequence and resource sequence including instance, basis, usage rate, and dates. See: Viewing Resource Requirements, Oracle Work in Process User's Guide

Sales Order

Sales orders linked to jobs are displayed in this region including sales order number, line, customer, and quantities.

Job Instructions

Instructions attached to a job including category, updates, and publish to catalog information.

Viewing Operation Transactions

The View Operation Transactions page shows the detail information of an operation. Four regions display on this page:

Move Transactions: The pertinent move transaction data for each operation in a particular job is listed. This includes date, operator, operation steps and codes from and to, charging departments, quantities, and instructions completed flag.

Resource Transactions: Resource data for this operation is listed and includes date, type, resource, resource sequence, quantity, and autocharge type.

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Quality Results: Quality summary information is displayed for this job operation including Collection Plan name, Plan Type, and a link to navigate to the View Quality Results page. See: Viewing Quality Results

Material Transactions: Each component and quantity is listed, along with the transaction type, subinventory, locator, revision, and operator.

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Viewing Related Jobs

For scheduling effects and other cross dependencies, you can view jobs related to one of the records on the dispatch list. This view is displayed by Project, Project and Task, or a user defined attribute. This enables schedulers and supervisors to see jobs related to one job record, and reschedule other jobs as needed.

This page lists jobs and assemblies by status, start quantity, and schedule dates.

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Reporting Exceptions

There are a number of situations that may affect work on the production floor such as missing components and quality problems:

You can associate reason codes with the different exception types to display on Exceptions pages. This relationship is set up in the Reason Codes for Exception Types parameter.

To report an exception

  1. Navigate to the Report Exception page from the Job Operation or Work Content actions.

    Details for this job operation display such as number, description, assembly.

  2. Select a value in the Exception Type field. Your choices are:

    For resource and component exceptions, you can select information to define the specific record.

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  3. Optionally, select a reason for this exception.

  4. Enter any descriptive information in the Note region.

    This information displays in the Note History region of the Exception page detail, and is updated using the Update Exception page. See: Exceptions

  5. Select Apply to save your work.

    A notification message is sent to the supervisor. You can customize the WIP Exception Notification workflow to suit your specific business rules, see: WIP Exception Notification Workflow

Related Topics

Viewing and Resolving Exceptions

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Returning Assemblies

You can return assemblies in a number of transactions pages including Return Assembly, Return From Scrap, and Return From Reject. You can return a greater quantity than the original transaction quantity. The return process enables you to move assemblies either back to the stockroom. Or move assemblies taken out of production back to the original production job, and proceed through the remainder of the routing.

To return assemblies

  1. Navigate to the Return Assembly page.

    The page displays job information including job number and description, operator, and assembly number and description.

  2. Select Finish to use the defaults displayed to create a return transaction. Or select values for fields displayed on this page.

  3. In the Transaction region, enter values in the Quantity and Subinventory fields. You have the option to change the unit of measure.

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  4. You can select applicable information in the Sales Order, Reason, and Reference fields—and descriptive text in the Note region.

  5. The Lots and Serials region displays for assemblies under lot or serial number control, or both. Select Lot Details or Serial Details to access lot or serial detail pages. See: Lot Control, Oracle Inventory User's Guide, and Setting Up Serial Number Control, Oracle Inventory User's Guide

  6. Select Finish to complete your return transaction, or select Continue to enter information for quality plans and component backflushing.

  7. On the Return Assembly: Detail page, collection plan information displays in the Quality Plans region. This region displays fields for Plan Name, Information, Mandatory flag, and Completed status. Select the plan you want to update by choosing Add Child Data.

    The Enter Results page on the Quality Workbench appears for entering quality data. See: Entering Quality Results, Oracle Quality User's Guide

    After quality data is entered, the transaction page is refreshed with the updated information. You have the option to duplicate, update, or delete these records.

  8. The Backflush Components region displays components under lot and serial control requiring backflushing. If lot and serial information is required, the status column displays X. Edit this list by enabling or disabling the Select field for applicable components:

  9. Select Finish to save your work.

To return assemblies from scrap or reject

  1. Navigate to the appropriate page. Choices are Return From Scrap or Return From Reject.

    The page displays job information fields including Job number, Job Description, Assembly number, Assembly Description, and Reported By.

  2. For reject returns, you have the option to return a quantity greater than the job quantity by enabling the Overcomplete Assembly check box.

    Note: This function is not available for Return From Scrap transactions.

  3. Select Finish to use the defaults displayed to create a return transaction. Or select values for fields displayed on this page.

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  4. In the From Operation and to Operation region, select values in the following fields:

  5. In the Transaction region, select a quantity value.

  6. If a customized descriptive flexfield is used in your environment, the Additional Information region displays. Enter your information in this region. If you are not using customized information, this region does not appear.

  7. Select Finish to complete your return transaction, or select Continue to enter information about manual resources, quality plans, or component backflushing.

  8. On the detail page, in the Manual Resources region, you have the option to add machine resources by selecting Retrieve Non-Labor Resources.

    For applicable machine resources, this region populates the fields for Operation Sequence, Resource, Instance, and Start Time.

    Enter values in the End Time and Total Quantity fields. You have the option to change the unit of measure.

  9. You can collect quality results in the Quality Plans region. This region provides information on Plan Name, Information, whether data collection is mandatory, and Completed status. Select the plan you want to update by choosing Add Child Data.

    This Enter Results page on the Quality Workbench appears for entering quality data. See: Entering Quality Results, Oracle Quality User's Guide

    After quality data is entered, the transaction page is refreshed with the updated information. You have the option to duplicate, update, or delete these records.

  10. The Backflush Components region displays components under lot and serial control requiring backflushing. If lot and serial information is required, the status column displays X. Edit this list by enabling or disabling the Select field for applicable components:

  11. Select Finish to save your work.

Shop Floor Time Entry

Shop floor time entry captures resource times using Job On and Job Off, Clock In and Clock Out, and time entry page functionality. Employee and job time is tracked by user login identification and employee badge number. Several parameters control time entry behavior:

See: MES Administrator

Clock In and Clock Out

When an operator performs a Job On action, that job is assigned to that employee. Clock In signifies that an operator is working on the job operation, and Clock Out signals that work has stopped.

Performing Job On and Clock In Actions

Job On is an action used when multiple employees are working on a single job operation. Job On means that a job has been picked, it is ready for work, enabling the recording of charges for time entry. It is used to indicate that a particular job has been taken up for work but does not necessarily indicate actual work start. When an operator performs a Job On action, that job is assigned to that employee and the name is displayed in the dispatch list.

An operator Clocks In to record actual times for starting work on a specific job operation, and Clocks Out to signal that work has stopped. As an operator, you can pick and Job On to multiple jobs—but will most likely Clock In to one job at a time.

Using Badge Numbers

Badge numbers in MES are used for the operator to report labor resource time, and for the supervisor to track that time. Badges are either scanned on the transaction pages, or manual entered. In the Oracle Human Resources application, every employee is given a unique identifier. Badge number values are created as Employee Numbers in the Oracle HRMS. See: Entering a New Person, Oracle Human Resources Management Systems Workforce Sourcing, Deployment, and Talent Management Guide (Global)

Several parameters used for setting badge numbers:

When using badge numbers as identifiers, you can set specific employees to work as resources on job operations. You can also setup labor skills validation to certify that the required qualifications for performing an operation are met by the employee.

Reporting Time Pages

Report Time pages provide a manual method of reporting, reviewing and charging resources if time is not reported during the move transaction. The entries are used in calculating labor resources:

These pages can be used in environments where the clock functionality is disabled in the Time Entry Mode parameter. Or to revise automatic clock calculations to adjust and revise time.

If the parameter Charge Resource at Report Time is enabled, and the job operation is flagged as autocharge—the Charge check box displays a check symbol. The autocharge resource charges the move transaction at the standard rate to avoid doubling the cost transactions. Calculated actual times for operations are system derived for manual resources.

To report your time on job operations

  1. Navigate to the Report My Time page.

  2. Select the appropriate information in the following fields:

  3. Enter a value in two of these fields—Start Time, End Time, and Total Quantity. The other fields automatically calculate the correct values.

    Optionally, you can change the value in the Unit of Measure field.

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  4. Select Apply to save your work.

To report resource time for one job

  1. Navigate to the Report Time page.

  2. Select a value in the Resource field, and if applicable, a resource instance in the Instance field.

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  3. Enter a value in two of these fields—Start Time, End Time, and Total Quantity. The other fields automatically calculate the correct values.

  4. Optionally, you can change the value in the Unit of Measure field.

  5. Select Apply to save your work.