2018 R1 Release
There are around 25 items of new and enhanced functionality in the 2018 R1 Javelin Release
Direct Excel Export
In Javelin 2018 R1, when you create reports that include the job cost sheet, cost of sales, stock valuation and work in progress, amongst others, there’s now the option to export them directly to Excel.
Revamped Maintenance Screen
Information pulled from four screens into one overall maintenance screen. This is particularly useful for resolving hung bookings. For example, if an incorrect quantity has been booked in on the shopfloor, or an operator starts or ends a job which has already been checked as complete, a warning shows on the screen and highlights what the actual issue is. He says manufacturers often face issues of incorrect quantities being booked, but this enhancement provides a quick and simple solution.
Data Movement Capture Triggers
Continuing a process begun in 2017 R2, triggers are now available for capturing all movement of data. For example, if amendments are made to a Works Order, the trigger captures what has been altered, what the old and new values are, who carried it out, and the date and time. The function has now been extended to include Works Orders, materials, operations, Sales Order comments, Purchase Order comments.
Item Type Defaults Function
The Item Type Defaults function does away with the need to re-key information. When a part is being created it can be given an item type, which defaults a number of key part fields. This has been extended in Javelin 2018 R1 to include store location, cure date, life category, configured part, and configured component.
These variables, parameters and attributes can also be brought into the system from a CSV file, allowing existing parts to be updated.
Automatic Contact Identification
A range of documents and drawings are attached to the Purchase Order email as it’s sent out. This includes CAD files, Excel files, Word documents and certifications. There is also a function in Javelin 2018 R1 which automatically identifies a customer’s specific contact to receive an invoice email, instead of it being sent to the person named on the Sales Order.
Shop Floor Data Capture Enhancements
Overall, the system works with three types of cutting tool – tracked, consumable, and durable. Major enhancements give more control to the machine operator, meaning they no longer have to wait for a supervisor to issue tracked tools, which can now be assigned directly from Shop Floor Data Capture. Tracked tools differ from consumables (which are simply listed tools) in that they are monitored for cycle counts and calibration while being used.
New Durable Tool Type
And there is a new tool type in the latest release: known as Durable, which allows multiple quantities of the same tool to be generated. Durable tools don’t have to be linked to Work Orders, and the system’s flexibility allows users to assign tools to different areas of the job process, such as employee and outwork, as well as the Work Order. Javelin records whichever area the tool is assigned to.