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One Workcenter for multiple machines and multiple labor.


I have to map a scenario in which i have 10 machines, that do same operation, have same cycle time for product, same capacity. So i have clubbed these together and maintained "No. of Individual Capacities" in workcenter as 10 and created 1 workcenter (Z)

Now these 10 Machines have 30 Labors assigned to them.3 Per machine.

In routing i have maintained labor and cycle time of like 2.5 hours of operation 0010 for product A on WorkCenter (X)

Where do i mention that in this case the Number of laborers so that Product costing and Cost estimate considers it while costing?

I have already used number of individual capacities for clubbing 10 machines

I don't want to put cycle time as 2.5 * 3 = 7.5 hours because it would effect scheduling and it really takes 2.5 hours.

Thanks in advance.

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  • Posted on May 19, 2014 at 10:06 PM

    Hello Dev

    I believe that you must adapt the formula assigned to the consting activity.

    You should note that there is a button called "formula constants" where you can define a constant to be used on the formula and a constant may represent the number of employees.



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    Posted on May 20, 2014 at 01:51 AM

    Hi Dev,

    If there are machines & labor capacity to be considered for Costing, you should maintain 2 capacity for workcenter Z.It is possible to maintain multiple capacity for same workcenter.

    Also consider both machine & labor activity type for routing. This will help cost both activity type.

    Scheduling can be based on machine as it can be choses on scheduling tab of workcenter.

    There are standard formula available for schedluing which doesnot consider multiple capacity while costing & capacity planning uses same formula to consider multiple capacity.

    Hope it helps,


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  • Posted on May 20, 2014 at 04:57 AM


    For capacity requirement purposes , you can assign the capacity category 002 labor to the same work center and then assign the no of individual capacities as 30 which will work same as machine capacity.For costing , you need to define the labor hours as per the machine hours in routing( I assume the labor is also configured as the activity type in CO) which will be counted in product costing which executing the standard cost estimate , Also you can define as the per expert Caetano's elaboration.


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