Planning functions on the planning tables
for capacity leveling
For Release 4.0A the following new functions are available:
Fixing time periods
You can fix time periods on the
planning tables using the menu options Edit -> Fix
time periods . You cannot change planning in the
fixed time periods, that means you cannot dispatch, reschedule or
deallocate operations. If necessary, you can reverse the fixing of
the time periods and carry out planning in them as usual. You can
also fix time periods with the new user exit CY040001.
that when dispatching on the capacity planning table the start
and finish dates of operations are defined by a period split.
You can choose between the following
You use various indicators in the
period split to define that operations for example,
can only begin at the start of a shift
can only be dispatched to a shift if they can be completed
within the shift
Planning in non-work periods
With this function you can dispatch
operations in non-work periods in the planning tables without first
having to change the available capacities at the work
During dispatching the calendar,
operating times and available capacities at work centers are
ignored and instead the following data is used:
00:00 to 24:00
If you want to use this function you
must set the indicator Planning in non-work
periods in the strategy profile.
Dispatching with automatic change of planning
With this dispatching function the
system searches for remaining available capacity in the whole of
the planning table during dispatching of operations and not just in
the planning direction specified in the strategy profile.
If you want to activate this
dispatching function you must set the indicator Change
planning direction in the strategy profile. The
indicator Insert operation must not be
set otherwise the system only searches for remaining available
capacity in the planning direction.
Cancel dispatching due to error
If an error occurs operations are not
moved in accordance with the activated planning functions
Close gaps or Insert
operation if an error occurs.
Until now the rescheduling of
operations was only terminated if an error occurred. Operations
already dispatched remained in their new situation. Now all
operations remain unchanged in their original situation in the case
of an error.
Manually dispatching, deallocating and rescheduling
groups of operations
You can manually dispatch, deallocate
and reschedule groups of selected operations on the capacity
planning table using the drag and drop function. Press the SHIFT
key and drag the selected objects to the desired place while
keeping the left key pressed down. The dispatching date is the date
corresponding to the position of the end of the cursor. The
operations are dispatched or rescheduled in the sequence that you
have specified in the strategy profile.
Display information on capacity commitment
You can display the following data on
the capacity commitment on either of the planning tables:
the total capacity requirements of the operations dispatched to
the available capacity in the period in which the requirements
arise (at the earliest as of today's date) for the capacity from
today's date to the end of the planning period
the setup time as a proportion of the total processing time of
the operations dispatched
Select the capacities or operations
and choose Extras -> Planning info
system . If you select an operation the information
for the capacity assigned to it is displayed.
You can create an order from the
planning tables with Goto -> Order ->
Create . It is scheduled automatically and you can
dispatch it as usual.
Sort key for dispatching sequence
In the strategy profile you could
until now use the sequence layout key to specify the dispatching
sequence of the selected operations to be dispatched. You can now
also specify a sort key that contains several sequence layout keys.
Thus you can for example simultaneously dispatch both planned
orders and production orders in the desired sequence.