Different Order Types
Within finite capacity scheduling settings you are able to change the appearance of the task panel, factory explorer and planning board. Default planning interval settings can be configured to define the period of time into the future (and back into the past) where scheduling can occur. Scheduling and routing rules allow users to set default rules for scheduling. These can be overwritten during scheduling, by using the options on the schedule tab if required. Tracking when enabled, provides progress indicators to alert when production is running late or early by more than a set percentage.
To edit Finite Capacity Scheduling Settings
Refer to the table below for an explanation of all settings on the Designer General Tab.
Designer General Settings
Information displayed on each task on the schedule board can be amended to best suit user requirements. Changes are applied individually for Production, MRP & What-if operations. The left-hand window displays the available data that can be added to the schedule. Highlight the required heading and select right to move across to the right-hand window which shows what will be displayed on each operation. To remove data, select it in the right-hand window and click Left.
Each activity within an operation has a default colour assigned to it. Colours can be set for:
Operational Activity Colours
It is often useful for Planners using Visual APS to quickly see more details about an operation, and which settings were used when the operation was scheduled. Users are able to select the Show Details function to gain a better insight into the scheduling parameters used and the current status of the operation. The Show Details function also provides users with the ability to customise and add additional fields to the screen.
Under details there is a list of available column headings, with buttons allowing you to move them to the right (to include them in the additional details region) and up and down buttons to allow you to arrange them as necessary. Up to 6 additional fields can be added.
The show details function is accessed by right clicking on the operation line in the Task Panel.
Show Details Screen