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Prod. Order Capacity Need

  • 1.  Prod. Order Capacity Need

    Posted 16 days ago
    Hello,

    I have an annoyance that I am wondering if the community can help me solve.  :)

    As we schedule our production orders it is often necessary to review the load at our work centers to make sure we are not over committing any resources. When I drill into the allocated qty I see a bunch of production orders with zero allocated time mixed in with orders that actually have time. 

    It is messy and causes confusion with my planners.  The zeros do not go away when we change operations on the orders to "finished" but they do go away when the production orders are changed to "compete" status.  This shows up in all of our work centers and machine centers.  Has anyone else seen/dealt with this?

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    William Green
    Planning Manager
    Phoenix Mecano USA Inc.
    Frederick
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  • 2.  RE: Prod. Order Capacity Need

    Posted 15 days ago
    Right off the bat the easy solution would be to filter out the lines that have 0 allocated time.

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    Fred Holst
    Sign Zone LLC
    Brooklyn Center, MN
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  • 3.  RE: Prod. Order Capacity Need

    Posted 9 days ago
    LOL

    Thanks Fred.

    Sometimes the simplest solutions are the easiest to implement!  Filtering will help for now, but I would still like to understand why some production orders show up with a zero allocated quantity and others do not.  I am hoping by understanding the cause we can possibly do something different as we plan or output that will eliminate the need for filtering each time the planners need to review load.  It will also reduce the amount of data cleanup (filtering the zeros) needed for some KPI related charting we do when exporting the data to excel.

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    William Green
    Phoenix Mecano USA Inc.
    Frederick
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  • 4.  RE: Prod. Order Capacity Need

    Posted 9 days ago
    I didn't mean to sound so coy when I suggested that, sorry.

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    Fred Holst
    Sign Zone LLC
    Brooklyn Center, MN
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  • 5.  RE: Prod. Order Capacity Need

    TOP CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted 9 days ago
    One thing to look at is whether the routing assigned to the production order has any Run or Start time assigned for that particular work center.  It is possible to add a work center to a routing with no time assigned.  Then when that routing is used on a production order, the work center will show as zero time since nothing was established on the routing.  Could that be what's happening in your case?

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    David Wiser
    Project Manager
    Tigunia
    Seattle WA
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