Ensure that the equipment are free of products, documents and materials from the previous process by using pre-built line clearance app
Many companies follow a ritual of performing a line clearance in order to make sure equipment is in compliance of regulations. This often means confirming that a piece of equipment is clear of any previous material, documents, or waste that may have been generated from a previous production run. In the event of an event or deviation, it can be tedious to flip through paperwork and manual logs. This Tulip application is an example of how to use Tulip to track line clearances, keep a digital log, and streamline the data collection process.
The main benefits:
- Digital log of line clearances
- Data validation (automatic timestamps, required fields, etc)
- Electronic signatures
General Process Overview
Using the "Line Clearance" application, one can select a batch and a piece of equipment to get started. The app then demos two different types of line clearance:
a.) Start of Shift or b.) New Product. Both applications will then walk the user through a series of checklists followed by an electronic signature by either the Operator, Verifier, or QC. The 'Log' button on the bottom left will show the digital log of all line clearances and can be filtered easily for a piece of equipment.
This applications makes use of Tulip Tables *Materials, *Jobs, *Assets, & *Stations. The *Materials, *Jobs, & *Assets table require configuration before using the application. You can do this by either using the pre-built interface that exists within the application, or by importing data directly to the tables backend.
Option 1: Input using Tulip Tables
Click on Apps --> Tables
Go to *Jobs tables and click 'Create Record' in top right.
Add a new row with an ID (must be unique) and Batch Number, Quantity Needed,Unit of Measure, and the rest of the fields are optional:
Copy the Batch Number and head over to the *Materials table. Add a new record and past the Batch number into the ID field. Add the Order ID as well, and any other metadata fields (i.e Description, etc). The application will use this table to look up the *Jobs table based on the Order ID field.
Next go to the *Assets table to add a new piece of equipment. Enter a 17character random stringID for the ID, Name, and any other applicable metadata (i.e image, status, etc).
Option 2: Inputting data using Tulip's pre-built interfaces
This option will prompt you to enter the bare minimum to be able to run through the application. If you want to have a more full detailed experience, please refer to Option 1.
Click 'Enter New Batch' button on the 'Select Batch' step. Then enter the Batch, Order ID, Material Number, Qty Needed, and Material Type. Click 'Create Order' when done.
The Batch should now be added to the list on the 'Select Batch' step. Progress until the 'Confirm Equipment Step'. Enter the name fo the Equipment you wish to add to the list.
Click 'Create New Equipment' and you will then be prompted to enter a 'Group'. This is to give more context about the piece of equipment if necessary. Enter a 'Group' name and click 'Update Equipment' to proceed.
Regardless of the method you chose, your application show now installed and ready to use! If you have any questions or concerns please contact us via live chat