Introducing Jidoka – automation with a human touch

We’re delighted to announce the general availability of a totally new version of Jidoka, our solution that makes it quick and easy to identify sub-optimal process parameters and prioritise them by tangible costs. We think you’re going to love it.

Jidoka consists of the following components, which each customer arranges and configures into their own solution:

  • Shika data persistence layer
  • Real-time, non-linear capable statistics engine
  • On-demand, embedded trending
  • Ranking engine

Our focus is on oil & gas and petrochemicals, but Jidoka is an engine for calculating the profit/cost impact of any business KPI.

Jidoka delivers the following capabilities:

  • Defining and calculating KPIs and process variables in real-time
  • Identifying bottom-line impacting opportunities
  • Prioritising the most valuable KPIs.

Jidoka is applicable to any KPI or any process.

Of course, Jidoka is just the ingredients; they need cooking up into a great solution with your business. And of course, we can help with that.

A fresh design

For starters, we gave the entire app a makeover. Our UX experts updated every corner of Jidoka and cleared out some of the clutter, so you can focus on what matters: reducing costs and running your plant. But there’s a lot more to it than a new look.

Controlling your process

The first thing you’ll notice is that your process variables can be navigated and manipulated much more easily . Navigation and editing are so closely aligned that it made sense to simplify them to give a much better experience. And it’s very, very fast.

Here’s an example of how you might configure it:

You can configure Jidoka around business initiatives, production processes or key areas of focus; it’s easy to get around and see what you need to focus your attention on. So if you spot a problem you can instantly drill down or filter to find the parts of the process that are causing the issue.

Watch the latest trends

One of the most popular features in Jidoka is real-time, on-demand trends leveraging our proprietary Shika data persistence layer. Using the technology developed for our Jidoka Ranking Widget, we’ve embedded trends directly making them even quicker and easier to use. The new upper and lower limits visualise operating envelopes and you can zoom right in to see exactly when limits have been breached.

Managing your process representation

The new Jidoka makes it really easy to manage how you represent your process. You can add, rename or delete nodes right within the list by using the simple icons.

We’ve improved the process of organising your process hierarchy making it much quicker and easier. Simply click on the ‘drag mode’ icon to enter edit mode and you’ll notice each variable and node has a new ‘move’ icon. You can now drag your variables from one node to another.

Editing process variables

As you know, teams are central to Sabisu; that’s why we built the platform around Communities. That’s why we’ve made it much easier for your team to manage process variables. The first thing you’ll notice is the new design with three distinct areas; process variable details, the calculation area and a real-time, multiple system tag list. We’ve also added version control so you can rollback variables to a previous state.

Timeline for new Jidoka

We’ve deployed the the update, and it will be available to everyone immediately. We’ll be continuing to release new improvements over the coming weeks. You don’t have to do anything to get the new Jidoka and of course, your data isn’t going anywhere.

As always if you have any questions or suggestions, head over to our LinkedIn group and share your thoughts.

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