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Work Instructions

Work Instructions

Auto-generate standardized, up-to-date visual work instructions for every model and option configuration in seconds

One Process Definition, Multiple Ways to Filter

Process routing data used by the ERP as well as other planning functions within Assembly Planner is leveraged to generate work instruction documents.

Whether you produce a handful of product variations or tens of thousands, a single routing with a combination of common and product-specific set of tasks can be filtered by product model, product option, by specific unit, by date effectivity, by station, and/or by operator.

Data Filtering

While authoring the process routing, parts from the mBOM can be directly linked to tasks. This means that part numbers can easily and accurately be reflected on work instruction documents. 

If tasks are moved in the line balance, work instructions can be re-generated immediately to reflect the new assignment for each operator.

Customized Templates

Whether you have a corporate standard to follow, want a specific layout, or want to modify one of Proplanner's standard templates, Proplanner can customize to ensure that your work instruction documents have the data and the layout you need. A collection of samples is shown below.

Data and Document Integration

When engineering changes are processed, part data is either automatically or easily updated in the process database. When tasks are moved in a balance with Assembly Planner's Line Balance module, all associated data moves with it, including required parts and tools, models and options, standard time, value add analysis, images, and other task details. Work instructions can then immediately be generated to include all of these details, reflecting the new job assignments for each operator. 

Do you wish there was an easier way to update work instructions than making the same change in multiple documents and manually reformatting each one in order to maintain standards?
Proplanner uses pre-formatted and logic-based templates to automatically populate and configure the work instruction document based on the defined process plan; no formatting or multiple changes necessary. 

Assembly Planner makes standardization and information accuracy easy:

  • Work steps, images, personal protective equipment, key points, tools required, parts required and other information necessary for the operator to know about a task are maintained in a controlled process database.

  • Customized templates eliminate formatting required by the work instruction author.

  • A built-in image editor allows captions and call outs to be added to images at any time. 

  • The multi-user environment makes it easy for the process work instruction data to access and to edit by all. 

  • Instructions can be printed or saved as PDFs or other electronic documents. These can be used on their own or as backups to the Shop Floor Viewer's interactive instructions and sign off system. 

Proplanner provides a single system for engineers to create a plan for manufacturing. We suggest you review these solutions next:

APS

Line balance scenarios can be merged with order details to perform advanced scheduling and operator allocation

MES

New work instructions are generated automatically when new line balances are developed

PLM

Parts can be mapped directly from the BOM to tasks in the routing

M&LP

Parts mapped to tasks can update logistics planning (PFEP)

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