Library Release 1 - August 2020 (Machine Monitoring, Work Order Tracking, Work Instructions, Mobile Process Audit, OEE)

Hello all,

Today, we’re excited to announce the first release of the Tulip Library!

The Library is a set of apps that can be added to your account and used out of the box. Each app comes with an installation guide, and a video describing how the app works and what it can be used for.

If there’s an app in this list that you’d like, visit the app library to get started.

We will be releasing new apps to the Library on a bi-weekly cadence, so look out for more exciting releases!

Release 1:

Manual Machine Monitoring

A terminal that can be used at workcenters that operate independently from one another (WIP/Orders in between each station). Workstations can indicate a status, select from jobs, and report performance that will be measured on an hourly basis.

Work Order Tracking

The operator using the Work Order Tracking at each station can select any WO in their queue, put it into an “in progress” status at the station, and then complete it (or move it back to the queue). Upon completion of a WO, they can either choose to move it to another station or mark it as fully complete.

Job and Product Manager

The Job and Product Manager enables you to describe the products you manufacture within Tulip and link them to one of the routings you configured. You can also change a product to use a different routing if your current operational requirements lead to the need to do so. Additionally, this app is the tool with which you create new jobs for manufacturing a product. If you want to do this automatically based on input from another system (i.e. your ERP) please contact us to discuss the options.

Visual Work Instructions Builder

The Visual Work Instructions Builder is used to define the content for all work instructions. It allows us to create tasks, procedures, and routings and link them together. (A procedure will contain one or many tasks and routing will contain one or main procedures.) Using this app, you build the data backbone of your DWI bundle.

Work Instructions

The Operator Terminal is a central interface to your operators on the shop floor. After scanning a jobID, it will guide the operator through the steps you have defined in the configurator for each product based on the routing (and therefore the linked procedures and tasks). The system will automatically collect data on time spent per task, procedure, and routing. It also allows you to collect pause and stoppage times based on your operators’ input. This will allow you to build analyses to get detailed insights into throughput times and their elements. You can also include issue-reporting into the system to collect insights on the main drivers of downtime. The system will in addition support correct routing of any job through your operations by providing routing instructions to operators and prevent jobs to be started at the wrong station.

Work Order Tracking

The Work Order Tracking app provides key insights into your operation. Starting from a central screen showing an overview of the waiting and in progress WOs per station on your shopfloor, you can deep-dive into analyses on waiting and working times as well as detailed information on every WO and it’s history.

Process Audit (Mobile)

This app offers a simple, audit card-based approach to auditing processes. Users create audit cards and select from them at random. They indicate quickly whether it passes or fails and track corrective actions.

Machine Monitoring App

This app is a template that requires the user to configure their machine in order to get it to work. It holds some best practices for how to handle state changes, display OEE, log parts / parts per hour, and connect to other systems. This is a good app to give to users who are getting their machines online for the first time. The expectation is that they follow the guide and set up their machine, connecting it to the terminal. They can then adjust the terminal to meet their specific needs and requirements.

OEE Calculator

This application prompts the user to input production information in such a way as to calculate their OEE. Since there are no machines connected or timers in the app that monitor activity or machine state, it is a light-weight starting point for operations to begin collecting data to gather OEE.