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work center grouping

Hi Friends,

I have 8 no of similar type of machine say M1....M8, with 21 hr capacity each per day.

Now first four (M1to M4) machines are grouped for specific finish product say FERT1 and next four(M5 to M8) for FERT2.

Now tell me how to configure this,,whethere as create M11 single machine with individual capacity 4 for first and M22 with individual capacity 4 for second....If so if i have M3 under break down or some problem then i have capacity for FERT1 will be (21x3).

Also some times i can use M5 machine to produce FERT1 in case of overload.

Please tell me best solution to configure.



Edited by: tara bhapkar on Oct 30, 2009 11:11 AM

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    Oct 30, 2009 at 11:25 AM


    1. As you have mentioned you have to maintain 2 workcentre

    2. M1 - Machin 1to4, M2 M/c5to8

    3. Now you have to create 2 set of routing with your primary machine as group counter 1 and second one as group counter 2

    4. Also you have to create the production version with first version as your normal production.

    Normal scenario:

    1. IN normal run the mrp will select the first production version( set the indicatro in the mrp view for prod version selection)

    Breakdwon scnearion:

    1. In such scenarion, we have to go the workcentre view and in the capacity, shift and intervals we have to reduce the no of individual capacity for the breakdown period.

    3. then select the planned order/ productin order to the new verision.


    1. this changes are conditional to the status of the production order.

    2. Each Fert material need to have 2 routing and 2 production version.

    Kindly let me know your feedback



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    Oct 30, 2009 at 11:23 AM


    1. You can create only One work center involving the capacity of all 8 machine as machine type and capacity is same. You will not be having problem to interchange the machine if overload is ther, as you mentioned machine M5. Here entry level and confirmation of operation would be easy.

    2. Create 3 groups . One group for machine type common for FERT1 , group 2 for FERT2 and 3rd group for the machine which are common which , machine like M5 will lie in this group. If M5 machine is rarely interchange then you have to do entry every time which will consume time and entry level will increase.



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