SPS|PM Production Mapper Manual
SPS|Production Manager (SPS|PM) is a web-based application that provides the platform for scalable and sustainable configuration and deployment of SPS Project Production Control Solutions. It has been developed using a model that enables users to activate and utilize only those modules needed. In addition, users are able to quickly activate additional modules while maintaining data and work process integrity. SPS|PM’s web-based and mobile technology enables customers to access SPS|PM from virtually any device connected to the Internet at any time.
Production Mapper is one such module within SPS|PM. The purpose of Production Mapper is to provide users with a simple yet effective means of mapping production processes and systems using a defined set of symbols to denote parameters such as operation, flows, queues and stocks.
The first step in optimizing a production system is clearly defining it as such. Production Mapper enables this by providing a simple and clear language for defining a production process.
Access Production Mapper
To access Production Mapper, go to: https://spspm.spsinc.net/production-optimizer. You will be directed to the following login page.
To create an account, complete the steps below.
- Select “Register as a new user” to create a new account, then fill out the required information.
- Click “Register” to confirm your new account.
Create a New Process
Once you have created your new account and successfully logged into Production Mapper, complete the steps below to create a new process.
- To create a new process, perform one of the following options.
- Click Create Process, then type name of the process and click enter.
Click Import Process, then select a file that was exported from Production Mapper (a file with .pm extension) to import the selected production map.
Once you have created and selected a new process, the controls appear in a new window. Use the appropriate controls to create a production map. The image below explains each control.
Within this system, the terms operation, queue and stock are defined as follows:
Operation: Activities performed by a crew or equipment within a production system. Each operation may consist of individual tasks
Queue: Set of objects, tasks, or other things waiting for something, typically an action to be processed in a production system
Stock: Materials, resources, or information waiting for a production or service process whenever two or more demand or supply flows meet
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