In-season management of a grower’s operation can be chaotic, inefficient, and cause a manager to be on the phone for hours per day trying to manage logistics, monitor progress, and ensure the job gets done right. With new features and enhancements, the Operations Center in MyJohnDeere is empowering growers and their team of advisors with insights to make decisions to optimize their operations.
Jobs summary and preferences – provides up-to-date productivity for all jobs across an operation with daily metrics such as total acres and acres/hour, broken down by crop and production step. Preferences enable flexible grouping and time filtering in how the Job list and summary is displayed.
Fleet tracking - with a dealer-installed Universal Telematics device and JDLink™ Express or JDLink Locate subscription, all assets in a fleet can be tracked. Universal Telematics devices transmit the critical support vehicle information you need for cost saving decision-making. It provides an on-site person as well as a manager from a remote location a way to make logistics decision-making easier and increase the speed and efficiency of getting grain off the fields to save cost.
Location History enhancements – get valuable Location History updates (fuel level, ground speed, heading, machine state, and path traveled) as often as every 2 minutes (previously was hourly or daily).
Jobs summary and preferences
Situation: in-season management can be hectic with machines working in multiple fields each day. It takes numerous calls throughout the day for a manger to stay informed on all the jobs progress to get a full understanding of how things are going for that day and for the season.
Solution: the Jobs Summary provides up-to-date productivity insights for all jobs across an operation. Broken down by production step and crop type, a manager can see how many acres were covered, acres/hour, daily average, as well as an indication of how that compared to the day before. A manager can also see how a plan is trending with total acres covered versus total planned.
Access the Jobs Summary through the Jobs Panel in the Operations Center:
Click the Job Panel icon (see image 1 below)
Click the Summary tab on the Job Panel (see image 1 below)
Notes on Jobs Summary totals and productivity metrics:
Based on jobs created in the Operations Center
Dependent on operator or manager selecting start or complete within the MyJobs app or the Operations Center
Panel preferences accessed through button shown in image 1 below
Value of Jobs Summary and Preferences to the user:
Access anytime, anywhere
Near real-time updates enable quick decision making
Save time by reducing phone calls to the operator to get updates
Track up to date progress to make quick adjustments for the next day and the remaining jobs for that season
Better understand and address in-field challenges through daily productivity tracking
Efficiently coordinate support vehicles and delivery of inputs by tracking progress and acres covered
Ensure the jobs are completed in the optimal planting/application window by tracking completed/remaining acres and making timely adjustments
Image 1: Jobs Summary and Preferences Tab in jobs list
Image 2: Jobs Summary Tab in jobs list
Image 3: Jobs Summary breakdown
A: Tracks running totals toward what is planned
B: Indicates if current productivity is higher or lower than the Daily Average
Image 4: Jobs Preferences—grouped by options
Image 5: Jobs Preferences—time window
Situation: growing farm operations require more vehicles to get the job done. Ensuring tender trucks, grain carts, and semis are in the right spot at the right time to keep the combines running is important, too. Coordinating the movement of multiple vehicles is a consuming logistical challenge, requiring phone calls to track locations and job status.
Solution: with a dealer-installed Universal Telematics device and JDLink Express or JDLink Locate subscription, fleet tracking transmits the critical support vehicle information needed for cost-saving decision-making. This includes: vehicle location — in the field, at the coop or in transit, as well as distance traveled and engine hours.
Situation: in-season management can be hectic with machines working in multiple fields each day. It takes numerous calls throughout the day for a manger to stay informed on all the jobs progress to get a full understanding of how things are progressing that day and for the week.
Solution: enhancements to Location History provide the manager with updates as often as 2 minutes on machine status, including: speed; fuel level; and machine state. The map also shows the path traveled, with up to 60 days of history.
Access Location History in Operations Center:
Location History is enabled/disabled through the Map Layers menu (see image 6 below)
Same Location History metrics updated as often as 2 minutes
Map layer(see image 7 below)
60 days of history
Machine Flag indicates (see image 6 below):
Image 6: Location History map layer
Image 7: Location History path traveled with machine flag
Image 8: Location History path traveled (tractor, grain cart, and tillage tractor)
Image 9: Machine Flag Location History metrics
Value of near real-time Location History to the manager:
Access anytime, anywhere
Enable quick decision making with near real-time updates
Ensure job is being executed as desired by viewing speed and path traveled
Improve logistics management of machines, fuel trucks, and tender vehicles by knowing fuel level, location, and directions
Save time by reducing phone calls to the operator to get status/location updates
Improve daily/weekly planning with up-to-date progress
Ensure proper transport routes are taken between fields/jobs