DowntimeDB lets you track and analyze equipment downtime
without the need to install any software. If you do not have a good production
tracking database, DowntimeDB may be what you have been looking for.
DowntimeDB helps Reduce Downtime and Improve Productivity.
We accomplish this goal by:
- Reduce unplanned downtime through better tracking and analysis (learn more)
- Focus on your biggest problems first and with the right resources (learn more)
- Use your time more productively (learn more)
- Improve and simplify communication using a single and standardized source for downtime and production reports (learn more)
- Track the performance of your manufacturing operations (learn more)
- Graph machine performance to highlight the impact of operation improvements (learn more)
- Start the transition of your operation from a reactive to a proactive maintenance mode (learn more)
Reduce unplanned downtime through better tracking and analysis.
DowntimeDB provides the data collection sheets, the interface to
enter the data, and the reports needed to provide downtime and machine performance
information to your organization.
By using a better tool to track and analyze your equipment
downtime, you are able to focus your efforts on the most frequent equipment
problems and increase your throughput. Throughput increases also reduce the
need for costly expansions, allow for faster order fulfillment, and improve the
return on your assets (facility, equipment, etc.).
A manufacturing operation is constantly changing; having a
tool that shows if the improvement efforts are having favorable results is
critical for financial success. Charts are an efficient way to communicate
and track improvements. DowntimeDB allows you to create line charts, pie charts,
and bar charts of the number of units produced, downtime by category, downtime
per shift, and more. With these charts, you will be able to see the impact of
your improvements over time.
Focus on your biggest problems first and with the right resources
on your capital investments - ROI).
Our reports will help you pinpoint the reasons for equipment
downtime. You can review downtime by category, by product, by product/machine
used, and downtime by machine. Finally, if you provide cost information, the Cost
of Downtime Report can help you estimate what the cost of equipment downtime is
to your organization.
With this cost information, you can make better decisions
on capital investments to your existing machines and assign resources to resolve
the equipment problems with the biggest financial impact.
Use your time more productively.
By using a database to collect downtime and printing
standardized reports, the whole organization saves time and money.
Production supervisors, process engineers, maintenance supervisors, and
production managers do not have to spend time looking for operational results,
crunching data, or generating reports to answer questions about machine
performance. All the information is available and ready to be reviewed
By using highly paid personnel to perform non value-added
functions, like generating reports, researching problems from the previous
week, the organization loses money. This loss is not easy to see, it
is composed of all the value-added activities that these
people postponed in order to complete the report or research events.
To quantify the cost of these non-value added activities
and the cost of equipment downtime, try our Downtime
Cost Calculator. This estimate represents how much you can save by using
Improve and simplify communication using a single and standardized source
for downtime and production reports.
How often do you wonder why you did not achieve your production
goals last month, last week, yesterday? If you find that it is difficult or time
consuming to obtain data about your operation, DowntimeDB can help.
Having and using a single source to report equipment
problems and providing easy access to anyone in your organization that needs
this data can improve communication. As an account owner, you can give access
to as many or as few people as you want.
By using the same downtime reporting system in all your
manufacturing areas, it is possible to standardize the way downtime and machine
performance is reported and analyzed. One source for the information, one
format, many areas, all downtime reporting standardized.
How should it work? We recommend that the designated
personnel (machine or equipment operators) enter their downtime and production
information at the end of their shift. After they enter the information, they
can print the Shift Report. This report will show how they did during the shift.
This report can be distributed to other employees,
supervisors, and managers interested in the performance of a manufacturing area.
The report can also be accessed through the Internet at any time. We are currently
working to allow you to customize your reports in order to display your company’s
Need a different report than ones available at DowntimeDB?
No problem, being the software developer, we can work with you to
create a custom report that meets your information requirements. Depending
on the complexity of your request, there may be additional charges for developing
a custom report.
- Track the performance of your manufacturing operations.
DowntimeDB provides the data collection sheets, the interface to
enter the data, and the reports needed to provide downtime and machine
performance information to the organization.
We recommend that the machine operators or production supervisors
enter, after every shift, their downtime, and production information. After they enter the
information, they can print the Shift Report. This report will show how
they did during the shift.
This report can be distributed to other employees/supervisors/managers
interested in the performance of a manufacturing area. The report
can also be accessed through the internet at any time.
Graph machine performance to highlight the impact of operation
Our database will allow you to create graphs of the number of units
produced. With these graphs, you will be able to see the impact of your
improvements over time. A manufacturing operation is constantly changing,
a tool that shows if the changes are favorable is critical for
financial success. Here is a sample of the graphs you can create.
Start the transition of your operation from a reactive to a
proactive maintenance mode.
By understanding the main causes of downtime and the corrective actions
taken, the operators and mechanics increase their equipment knowledge
and are able to take a proactive approach to prevent downtime.
Maintenance personnel can use this data to determine
changes needed to improve the existing preventive maintenance programs (PM).
In addition, maintenance personnel can review the recent equipment problems
just before performing a preventive maintenance task.
Complementing your established preventive maintenance
procedures with information about the most recent mechanical and electrical
problems observed can be a powerful combination to fix current problems and
reduce equipment breakdowns.