Fusing characteristics

Description

In Release 4.0A, a function for fusing characteristics is available in the Shop Floor Information System, Quality Management Information System and Inventory Controlling.
Fusing characteristics means grouping together characteristics that are logically related.

Example:
The key of the characteristic 'work center' consists of the characteristics 'work center' and 'plant'. Characteristics fusing takes this into consideration and the system dynamically joins together the characteristics 'work center' and 'plant' to make the characteristic 'work center' at runtime.

Installation information

Characteristics fusing is configured on the system side for the characteristics listed below. It affects the standard amd self-defined analyses.

Inventory Controlling:

Characteristic Fused Key
Storage location Plant + storage location
MRP controller Plant + MRP controller

Shop Floor Information System:

Characteristic Fused Key
Work center Plant + work center
Operation Order number + operation

Quality Management Information System:

Characteristic Fused Key
Work center Plant + work center
Planning group Planning type with group + planned alternative
Plan operation Planning type with group + plan node + operation
Prüfmerkmal Planning type with group + plan node + characteristic
Problem Catalog type with code group + problem code
Defect location Catalog type with code group + defect location code
Cause Catalog type with code group + cause code

Changes to the interface

Fused characteristics are displayed as follows: Key or Key and description in the form of composite objects.
The key of the characteristic work center 'ABC' in plant '0001' now becomes '0001ABC'.