Display Equipment Health in Dispatch and Monitoring app of Resource Orchestration in SAP Digital Manufacturing Cloud
In this blog post, I would like to share detailed information on how SAP Digital Manufacturing Cloud can be integrated with Shop Floor automation tags in order to display Equipment Health status in Dispatch and Monitoring of Resource Orchestration.
But first, let´s review a couple of concepts:
Resource Orchestration is a cloud-based scheduling tool within SAP Digital Manufacturing Cloud for execution that enables production supervisors and shop floor controllers to control and monitor events on the shop floor. You use this application to schedule and dispatch operations to appropriate work centers, and resources for further processing on the shop floor. It provides immense flexibility to the shop floor supervisor to perform limited planning and scheduling of operations to effectively utilize the resources on the shop floor. This tool provides a complete overview about the load assignment of a resource on your shop floor. The production supervisor then allocates or deallocates the operations assigned to the resource based on various factors such as order priority, demand situation, resource availability, and so on.
The production supervisor can respond to the events on the shop floor at the earliest, by displaying the events that occur during the execution such as machine break down or in case of labor availability/unavailability.
The production supervisor can use this tool to plan labor schedules and resources in your shop floor more effectively and improve the shop floor more productivity.
Source: SAP Help Portal.
Dispatch and Monitoring
Use this app to monitor, schedule, and dispatch operations to resources on the shop floor.
This app provides a complete overview about the load assignment of a resource on your shop floor. The overview displays the workload information which includes dispatched and non dispatched operations.
Source: SAP Help Portal.
Indicates the equipment health indicators mapped with the resource. The equipment health indicators are mapped to the resources in the Manage Resources app, under the Machine Model tab.
Source: SAP Help Portal.
Machine Model and Connectivity
Machine model acts as the digital twins of the physical world. Its entities represent machines, facilities, transportation or other physical means that enable shop floor processes. These entities are called Equipment objects in the machine model.
SAP Digital Manufacturing Cloud for Insights uses the equipment object as it is implemented in SAP’s Asset Core component and enhances the functionality with a few manufacturing features.With respect to SAP Digital Manufacturing Cloud, the equipment reflects all aspects of its physical counterpart which are necessary to describe and run shop floor processes.Source: SAP Help Portal.
Now that you know a little bit more about Resource Orchestration, Dispatch and Monitoring app, Health Indicator and Machine Model and Connectivity, let´s see how they can work together for Equipment Health status monitoring in Resource Orchestration.
In Templates app, create an Indicator named ‘Health’, an Indicator Group with ‘Health” Indicator inside, and an Equipment Template with the Indicator Group assigned.
Create a new Equipment and Configure Health Indicator thresholds
In Equipment app, create a new equipment based on the Equipment Template previously created.
In Monitoring tab, select the ‘Health’ indicator and click Configure Indicator.
Configure Indicator details, including the Number of Thresholds, Max and Min values and Threshold Status including range, color and description.
Publish the Equipment and set Health value manually
Click Publish to publish the Equipment, then select ‘Health’ indicator and click New Manual Entry to set Health score value manually to a value in the Online / Green threshold like ’75’.
Check Health Indicator is Green / Online.
Assign Equipment to Resource
In Manage Resources app, at Machine Model section, assign the Equipment previously created to a given Resource and click Save.
Enable Display Asset Health display in Dispatching and Monitoring app
In Dispatch and Monitoring app, click Settings icon at top right corner.
In Scheduling tab, switch to ON the Display Asset Health option.
Refresh Dispatching and Monitoring app and check Health column value as Online for the Resource which you assigned the Equipment with Health indicator attached.
You can click the Online Health Status to see Asset Health KPIs details, including the KPI Value you previously set manually in Equipment app.
Update Health score to Warning
Back to Equipment app, Monitoring tab, select ‘Health’ indicator and click New Manual Entry again.
This time, set a lower value like ’35’, to match a different threshold like ‘Warning’.
Refresh Dispatching and Monitoring app again, and check Health column value as Warning.
Link Health Indicator to a Shop Floor Automation Tag
In Manage Equipment Connectivity app, Health Indicator can be mapped to a Data Source Tag of a Shop Floor System via a Service Provider using PCo, so the Health value is automatically read from Shop Floor Equipment in real time.
In this blog post, you learned how to display Equipment / Resource Health status in Dispatch and Moniting app of Resource Orchestration in SAP Digital Manufacturing Cloud.
To enable that, you created required template objects, a new equipment, configured thresholds and enabled it in Dispatch and Monitoring settings.
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