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Oct 15, 2012 at 02:24 PM

Assigning Allocation Percentage in Variant Routing for a configurable product


Hello Experts,

I have problem in calculating operation time/cost for individual product since these operations are run together for many products at once. Hence the machine, labor and setup time we know is for the entire run and not restricted to one particular product. How can we capture the allocated value for just 1 product in routing?

The situation i have is explained here in detail. My client has printing business where in many orders with different products (business cards, posters,etc.) are combined and processed in 1 single run. So in simple words 1 large sheet will have ticket, posters, etc.

Area of Sheet = 1008 sq. inches

Area of a Business card = 4 x 3.5 = 14

Allocation % of Business card = 14/1008 = 1.4%

This means that Business card takes up 1.4% of the entire sheet. So all the costs/time incurred for the whole operation if multiplied with this 1.4% will give me the proportionate value for Business card alone.

The initial operations are combined and performed and only in the later stage each individual product is cut out from the sheet. The products are configurable and its a MTO process. Hence Super BOM and Routing is used. Area of Business card is captured in Characteristics assigned to the material.

Please help me by giving your valuable inputs / solutions on capturing and applying these in routing. I have attached the screen shot of sample routing. You can see extra fields apart from setup, machine and labor (these 3 are for the entire operation- not only for a single product) where i would like to capture the allocated time for 1 product.

PS: This is my first post on SDN. I hope for a flood of responses 😊




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