Production Report

Learn how to generate and to interpret a production report

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Written by Gonçalo Fortes
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A report in Fusion Operations is, essentially a list of a certain type of elements defined by the user within a given time period of your choice. It is very simple to generate a report.

Generating the report

1. In the Main Dashboard press “Reports” in the left-side menu.

2. Select the desired options, time and the elements filter (such as production order, section, product, and other). You can also use the "group" option to group the data. See after step 3. the details for each of these options.

3. Scroll down and click "Generate Report".

If the message shown below is presented, you can choose to generate a report in excel or in pdf, by pressing the desired option.

If the message shown below is presented, you must reduce timeframe or add additional filters to your report.

Moreover, if you already know you want to generate the report in PDF or Excel, you can also use directly the dropdown button, next to the "generate report" one, on the bottom of the page. After pressing it, you have the option to select the Excel (1) or PDF (2) option.

Once you've chosen the desired format for the report, a page will open, displaying a list of all reports generated in the past five days. This list includes the name of the generated file, the report's expiration date, and its status:

  • Waiting: This indicates that the report is in a queue for generation.

  • Generating: This means that the report is currently being generated by the system.

  • Download: This means the report is ready to be downloaded and saved to your computer. By clicking this link, you can download the selected report in the defined format.

You can check all the generated reports, within a five days range, by going to the Reports tab and pressing the option "View Recent Reports".

Report options

When generating a productions report, 3 options are available:

  • Report with detailed waste: when active, additional columns will be displayed on the end of the report, detailing the waste quantity produced for each waste code reason.

  • Include worker and machine downtime: when active, additional rows will be added to the report, containing downtime records for the workers and machines.

  • Include consumed products: when active, a table will be added at the end of the report detailing all the consumptions made, as well as the planned consumption and lots.

Time filter

Under time filter, you will see 3 three options: Basic, Relative, and Detailed.

  • Basic: select in case you want to filter the production records to be returned by a particular end time.

  • Relative: select in case you want to filter the production records to be returned by a predefined end time, such as today, yesterday, last 30 days, and others.

  • Detailed: select in case you want to filter the production records to be returned both by the start and end time.

Elements filter

When exporting a productions report, a set of filters is available in case only a particular subset of records is needed for analysis. These filters include section, production order, product family, and many more. You may also combine these filters, so that you can get the records intersected by two or more elements.

Elements grouping

If you want to see productions grouped by a particular type of element simply select the “Grouping” option in front of the respective element.

When this option is enabled, a new table will be added to the end of the report, as displayed below.

In this table, each row represents a product and the information considers all records linked to that product. This option provides an easy and fast way to see the production metrics for a specific element.

Interpreting the results

The final report consists of different colors. Each one of them can be added to a line with a specific meaning. Below you can check the legend for each one of them.

A ‘Possible quantity error’ means that quantity for that record was 0, or that the record took less than 60 seconds.

In the Time column, four values are provided. Here is what they mean:

  • Estimated: Operation cycle time / operation quantity ratio x number of units produced.

  • Worked: Actual time the operator spent in the operation. It considers the operation end time, start time, worker and machine downtime records, worker and machine shift, and worker punch clock entries.

  • Deviation: Difference between the estimated and worked time.

  • Idle: Time the worker spent between consecutive records, as well as before the first production of the day. See the example below for a more accurate understanding.

    • In this example, the total idle time is 1H25 minutes. Let's break it down into its several components:

      • The idle time on the first record is 6 minutes, since it's the time between the worker shift start time (8:00 AM) and the start of the first record (8:06 AM).

      • The idle time on the second record is 1H16 because it includes the gap between this record and the previous (11:54 AM until 2:10 PM is 2H16) minus the lunch break, which takes place between 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM.

      • The idle time on the third and last record is 3 minutes because it is the gap between the this record and the previous (3:43 PM until 3:46 PM).

Other entity highlighted in the last row of the report:

  • Elapsed time: Corresponds to sum of the production records time intervals that do not overlap, spent in all productions within the time span selected. Breaks within the shift as well as downtime records, are discounted from the elapsed time.


    • Worker A and B have a shift with two schedules: From 09:00 AM until 12:00 PM and from 13:00 PM until 5:00 PM. During the afternoon, both workers registered a downtime from 2:00 PM until 2:30 PM. Worker A had a production record open from 9:30 AM until 4:00 PM. Worker B had a production record opened from 9:30 until 5:00 PM.

    • The total elapsed time, which is 5 hours, will be the sum of the following intervals:

      • 9:30 PM - 12:00 PM

      • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

      • 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Last but not least, you can also export it to either PDF or Excel by pressing the export buttons at the top.

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