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Jun 05, 2013 at 08:36 AM

Planned values for shop orders at operations

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Hi everyone,

we've been looking for a way to store planned values and other data configured for a shop order at a certain operation within the router, such as a scheduled/planned termination date for the order at that operation. Ideally, those values should be displayable within the SFC list in the POD. This is a common request, because if such a planned date is available at the operation, workers are likely to pick the SFC with the highest priority / earliest date from the queue. Also, this kind of data is usually configured in the ERP system and it would seem very reasonable to make it available in ME.

So far we see the following ways to store this kind data, but it looks like each of them has their own disadvantages:

  • Use a custom router for each shop order and store the values as custom data fields of the operation.
  • Use Parametric Data
  • Use custom data fields of the production order - but to make this a roughly "general" approach fields would have to be something like
    SCHEDULED_DATE_OP_1
    SCHEDULED_DATE_OP_2
    SCHEDULED_DATE_OP_3
    ...
    SCHEDULED_DATE_OP_N

Of course this will work only if the position of the resource/operation is the same in all routings.

Then you'd have to define several PODs with distinct SFC list configurations, which is quite ugly.

Isn't there a better way to do this? Are there any plans for future versions?

Thanks,

Roland