In this scenario, the production stage is also the workstation and there are 2 different terminals.
The workstation functions like a "Bucket", in terms of job distribution. All the jobs for the specific workstation (In the specific production stage) are being displayed together in both terminals with a distinguishable characteristic.
This capability is useful when the work orders must be carried out by different operators in the production stage and you don't want to have analytical tracking.
Same as the previous case, 100% tracking ability is restricted and resonates with who has performed the job.
In order to do that, multiple terminals should be assigned to that specific workstation. Every operator will log in to his/her assigned terminal and perform the work orders with the characteristic that is displayed (Label function).
All work orders are available to all terminals. When an operator "Starts" a work order on a specific terminal, it disappears from all other terminals.
Note that you will not be able to dispatch work orders to a specific terminal Directly. You could do it indirectly by letting operators choose and "Start" their jobs, by seeing their distinguishable characteristics.
Let us give an example of a cutting production stage for furniture manufacturing:
- One operator performs cuttings for wooden legs
- Another operator performs cuttings for wooden arms
- Cuttings are performed on different machines
So, here is how you could set it up:
In the workflow, add the workstation "Cutting" two (2) times. You will be asked to fulfill the label field where you should insert "Legs" & "Arms". Also, set the workstations in "Strict Pass" mode if they are placed in a row.
By doing this, 2 sub-work orders will be displayed in the same workstation with the provided labels.
Operators will "Start" the jobs that they have to do, by recognizing the labels!
P.S: For many reasons, such as the Operator's ease of use and executives reporting, we are strongly suggesting the creation of workstations but we understand that if you are starting right now you might not want to install terminals everywhere or invest in an excess number of workstations!