which is in fact a cylindrical steel shaft of length measuring approximately 200mm and diameter measuring approximately 20mm. This raw component is termed as SRCJ200/20 (“SRCJ” for steel rough cut job and 200/20 signifies length/diameter). This component undergoes the“Cutting” operation to have its length trimmed to 180mm. The result is the intermediate productSCJ180/20 (“SCJ” for steel cut job and 180/20 signifies length/diameter). This component nowundergoes the “Turning” operation to have its diameter reduced to 15mm. The result is theintermediate product STJ180/15 (“STJ” stands for steel turned job). In the final operation,STJ180/15 undergoes ”Grinding” to attain a smooth and presentable finish. The end result or thefinal assembly is SS180/15.Thus, moving down from the final assembly level, SS180/15 has STJ180/15 as its component.STJ180/15 has SCJ180/20 as its component. SCJ180/20 has SRCJ200/20 as its component(refer Fig 1). This process will be mapped into 3 separate routings of a single operation each.
The Collection Elements used in this paper
To suit our quality inspection scenario, we have defined
collection elements. These are
MY SERIALBesides these five collection elements we have also used some predefined collection elementsviz., Quantity, Inspection Result, Transaction Date and UOM Name, to name a few.
: Oracle Quality provides a (seeded) reference information type collection element –
.This collection element can be used in collection plans wherein data is to be collected againstitems or item codes. However, sometimes customers prefer to define and use a referenceinformation type collection element instead of the
collection element. An example would bethe case of the organization that prefers the term
intheir collection plan. Though this leads to the creation of redundant collection elements, sincethey all point to the same data object – the item, Oracle Quality allows users to define referenceinformation type collection elements to suit their terminology or business case. MY ITEM is acollection element defined and used in this paper, to demonstrate this very point.But, before we probe into the rationale for these collection elements, let us take a brief look atthe collection element types available in Oracle Quality. Oracle Quality provide us with threepredefined collection element types,
which areavailable in the list of values (henceforth referred to as LOV) in the field
when wedefine the collection element.
collection element type represents numerically measurable parameters. They can andoften do, have a range of acceptable values defined as specification limits. In this paper, SHAFTLENGTH and SHAFT DIAMETER are the two
type collection elements. As the namessuggest, one measures the length of the shaft and the other measures the diameter. For SHAFTLENGTH the desired value (Target Value) is determined as 180 MM. However, the upper specification limit has been set at 182 MM and the lower specification limit has been set at 179MM. Similarly, specification limits have been determined for SHAFT DIAMETER. A collection element of type
represents a characteristics or an attribute of an item suchas colour (possible list of values includes pink, blue, orange,…) or it represents the outcome of aprocess (possible list of values could include damaged, scrapped, to-be-reworked, use-as-is,…).Collection elements of type Attribute have only a limited list of acceptable values. In this paper,FAILURE CODE is the
type collection element. Refer Fig 2, for the values assigned tothis collection element.