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Monitoring System Progress

In this lab, you are going to complete the configuration of the “Filler 1” Metric. All measures are going to be hourly and associated with the “Filler 1 Run” Event.

Build the following measures:

Retrieved

Add a Retrieved Measure called “Filler 1 Bad Production (bottles)” using tag “FL001.BottleCount.Reject” and the “Counter” aggregation method. Add the “Filler 1 Run” Event to its context.

Manually Entered

Add a Manually Entered Measure called “Filler 1 Rating (bottles)” for the design specification of the Filler. Add the “Filler 1 Run” Event to its context. Expand the “Retrieval” section set the properties as follows:

Because an Event is associated with this Measure, Flow needs to know how the “Initial Value” property is used. The overlay of event periods onto time periods literally slices the time period into pieces. Flow wants to know whether each slice’s value is assigned to the initial value, or whether the whole time period’s value is assigned to the initial value, in which case the slices’ values will be assigned a proportional split of the time period’s value. For the “Filler 1 Rating (bottles)” measure, use “Split initial value of time slices”.

Calculated

Add a Calculated Measure for “Filler 1 Total Production (bottles)” which is the sum of “Filler 1 Good Production (bottles)” and “Filler 1 Bad Production (bottles)”.

Add a Calculated Measure for “Filler 1 Efficiency (%)” which is the ratio of “Filler 1 Total Production (bottles)” to “Filler 1 Rating (bottles)”. You can use the User Defined Function for “Efficiency” created earlier.

Add a Calculated Measure for “Filler 1 Quality (%)” which is the ratio of “Filler 1 Good Production (bottles)” to “Filler 1 Total Production (bottles)”. You can use the User Defined Function for “Efficiency” created earlier.

Aggregated

Add an Aggregated Measure for “Filler 1 Good Production DTD (bottles)”. This is an hourly measure which will sum the “Filler 1 Good Production (bottles)” measure every hour, but “reset” every day. This will result in a DTD (“Day to Date”) calculation. Drag the “Filler 1 Good Production (bottles)” measure from the Model View onto the “hourly” Flow Zone icon, not the “daily” icon. Set the Retrieval properties as follows:

Just before you deploy all your new measures, open the Flow Monitor from the “VIEW”, “Monitor” main menu item. Notice the top section for Measure processing is empty. This indicates that the Flow System is up to date.

Now right-click on the “Filler 1” Metric and select “Deploy” …

Deploying the metric will deploy all of its measures. Notice the Flow Monitor has a number of hourly measures’ time periods to process. Hover your cursor over the bars to see what each one represents. You should notice the bars starting to drop (including a rough rate calculation). When there are no bars remaining in the Measures section, Flow is up to date again.

 

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