Downtime and production tracking with AVEVA
June 15, 2021

Downtime and production tracking with AVEVA

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with AVEVA Manufacturing Execution, powered by Ampla

AVEVA Manufacturing Execution, powered by Ampla, was first introduced to track and analyze the processing plant downtime and operational KPIs. So far, it has been used by plant operational staff, metallurgists, and the maintenance team to track plant performance in terms of production and reliability. We have recently upgraded to track the product quantity and grades across our entire business, giving end-to-end visibility of our production. This also allows unified reporting and data validation.
  • Downtime tracking and classification
  • Metrics/KPI calculation
  • Simplicity of use
  • Data visualization and analysis--the built-in UI could be more fully featured
  • Integration to external analysis tools and dashboards
  • General UI and usability; a web interface is definitely needed
  • Structured downtime classification and analysis
  • Production and grade tracking
  • Reporting--inventory and downtime data feed into custom SSRS reporting
  • Downtime classification has made sense of plant reliability data; whereas, before it was unstructured and could not be used for analysis
  • Production tracking and reporting. This solution is providing a unified, common source of production tracking for all departments, stored in a database rather than spreadsheets. A single source of truth ensures all data aligns and matches.
  • KPIs are providing a measurable indicator of performance against company-defined targets.
We evaluate a number of inventory management products; however, none provided the full pit-to-port coverage. There were only AVEVA Manufacturing Execution, powered by Ampla, and ION Qmastor. AVEVA Manufacturing Execution, powered by Ampla, provided a simpler interface, while the QMastor product seemed to be a collection of applications. There were other products evaluated, but they were not yet mature and proven.

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For downtime tracking, the process is well suited to tracking the operation of an entire process or plant; it is not suited to tracking individual equipment reliability. For inventory management, it is suited to tracking either bulk or discrete production, as its concepts are quite general.

The Metrics engine is suited to smaller deployments; larger deployments would do better to extract and warehouse the raw data for external analysis and reporting.