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Capacity Planning gives time information obtained from existing WO and Jobs and optionally MRP forecast requirements. The analysis is based on process route operation times and Work Centre parameters.

Note NOTE: Capacity Planning is not available to those who only have licensed the Inventory version of the program.

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Function

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Run Capacity Analysis

To run or re-run capacity analysis. You will be offered options for the run. See the Capacity Planning Run Selection topic. If you operate any other Capacity Planning menu function, this function will automatically operate before operating the function you have selected.

 

Show Calendar

Provides a listing of the current Make Calendar set up under manager controls. See the Make Days Calendar topic.

Ctrl+D

Show Work Centres

Provides a list of all Work Centres with details. See the Work Centre List topic.

Ctrl+W

Show Work Operation List

Provides a chronological list of Work Operations showing the times and dates on which they should be processed. See the Work Operations List topic.

Ctrl+O

Show WO Kit-to List

Provides full Work Order Kit-to listing to be used by the stores to schedule kitting. See the Work Order Kit-To List topic.

Ctrl+K

Show WC Loading

Provides a graphical representation of loading on a selected Work Centre or Department. Select a Work Centre from any list first. See the Work Centre Loading Chart topic.

Ctrl+L

Show WC Make-to List

To obtain a chronological list of work to be done at the particular Work Centre or Department. Select a Work Centre from any list first. See the Work Centre Make-To List topic.

Ctrl+T

Ignore Lag in Loading Chart

Loading analysis chart will include operation lag time. Operate this command to switch to show the chart excluding any lag time.

 

Analysis by Department

Make-to and loading analysis will be by Work Centre. Operate this command to switch to Departmental analysis.

 

Scheduler Transfers

Transfer functions to external third-party Finite Scheduler programs. See the Capacity Scheduler Data Transfer - Preactor topic.

 

Print Work Centre List

Provides a printed report of all Work Centre details.

 

Print Work Operation List

Provides a chronological list of Work Operations showing the times and dates on which they should be processed.

 

Print WO Kit-To List

Provides a printed report of the Work Order Kit-to listing. You will be presented with a date range selection Capacity Report Options dialog.

 

Print WC Loading

Provides a printed report of Work Centre or Departmental loading. If no WC is selected you will get reports for all. You will be presented with a date range and option selection Capacity Report Options dialog.

 

Print WC Make-To List

Provides a report of the WC or Department Make-to Listing. If no WC is selected you will get a report for all. You will be presented with a date range and option selection Capacity Report Options dialog.

 

Introduction to Capacity Planning

Capacity Planning is the term used to describe analysis of actual or forecast Work Order and Job operations and the impact they have on Work Centre resources. The process can be run for created and incomplete Work Orders and Jobs, or to also include MRP forecast Work Order recommendations.

Capacity Planning does not create any data records in the data file. The process of analysis is carried out in terminal memory only. The only effect on data you can have is the change of Work Order completion dates.

Capacity Planning takes Operation data from Process Routes and Work Centre records and bases all scheduling calculations from the start of the day of each Work Order planned completion. For Jobs it takes each the individual Operation and uses it's completion date. There is no scheduling of Operations within Jobs as that is controlled within Job maintenance.

Compiled in Program Version 3.10. Help data last modified 26 MAY 2004 09:30. Class mCapacity last modified 27 SEP 2006 10:51:06.

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