Sequence Planning Page
The Sequence Planning page is accessed using Tell Me. Choose the icon, enter Sequence Planning, and then choose the related link.
A list of the sequence of work centers is displayed in the General section. Only work centers that have been set up with Sequence Work Center Cards are displayed.
This FastTab contains the production lines that are linked with the sequence of the work centers in the General section. The Sequence Position field displays the position in the sequence. This is used not only for the sorting in the page, but also for the sequence of termination.
Each line also contains the DC field that is used with Data Control filtering (see Data Controls). This field is visible if a Condition is entered in the Data Control section.
The Lines FastTab contains the Functions and Line menus. The actions for each are explained in the following sections.
The actions on the Functions menu relate to the selected line. Each action is described in the following sections.
This action moves the selected production orders before or behind the current position. After the move, all production orders are rescheduled that are currently in planning in the work center.
To mark production orders to move, select the orders by choosing the line while pressing the CTRL key. The last line selected is where the first marked orders are moved.
This action reverses planned production orders. The production order is moved to the end of the sequence in the work center and then all other planned production orders are rescheduled.
During the Reverse process, planned maintenance-/setup jobs are deleted.
Change Work Center
This action changes the work center on a sequence order. Initially, a list of all sequence work centers is displayed in the Work Centers page.
In this page, select the work center to where the current production order in the sequence planning is moved. After choosing the OK button, a message opens asking whether to change the work center on the production line.
After accepting the message, the production order line is moved to the new work center. The production orders of the current work center will be re-scheduled.
During the work center change, all current production rates are considered. If the new item/work center combination has different production rates, they are used and stored in the routing sheet.
The work center is also changed in the routing sheet.
In addition to the production rates, the work center costs are updated.
Generally, the change of tools is like the change of a work center. A list of available tools that can be changed is displayed.
During the change process, the tool is changed in the routing sheet and new costs and production rates are recalculated.
Generally, the change of inserts is like the change of a work center. A list of available inserts that can be changed is displayed.
During the change process, the insert is changed in the routing sheet and new costs and production rates are recalculated.
Split Prod. Order Line
This action splits production order lines into multiple production orders and approaches. For more information, see Split Production Orders.
Combine Prod. Order Line
This action combines several production orders into one production order. For more information, see Combine Production Orders.
This standard manufacturing function in Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central is used in the Sequence Planning to change the status of one or more production orders. To change several production orders, each must have the same status. Multiple orders can be selected by choosing the line while pressing the CTRL key.
Select the relevant status (to which this production order is to be assigned) and the appropriate Posting Date.
To update the unit cost of the item that is produced, turn on the Update Unit Cost toggle. The unit cost of the item will also be updated in any production orders or sales orders for which this item has been reserved.
Planning Maintenance-/Setup Job
During the planning of a maintenance and setup job, a list of all maintenance and setup job types is displayed. From this list, predefined maintenance and setup jobs may be selected.
This action moves the new maintenance-/setup job before or after the current production order. After the move, a new maintenance-/setup job is created for the current work center. For more information, see Maintenance-/Setup Job Types.
Set Start Order
If no production order has been planned for a work center in the sequence planning (all sequence positions are 999,999,999,999), one order must be set as the start order.
When the Set Start Order function is run, the Sequence Pl. Start dialog opens. In the Start Date and Start Time fields, enter the point of time on which the current production order should be scheduled to.
These fields are automatically filled in with the current time and date. If the production is planned to a certain date or, for example to the beginning of a shift, these fields must be modified. By choosing the OK button, the selected production order only is rescheduled.
The actions on the Line menu relate to the selected line. Each function is described in the following table.
|Prod. Order||Opens the Production Order of the selected production order line.|
|Item Availability by||Contains a list with the following options: Event, Period, Variant, Location, and BOM Level.
These options check the availability of the item that is currently produced.
|Reservation Entries||Opens the Reservation Entries page, which contains one entry for each manually or automatically created reservation of the current production order line.|
|Dimensions||When a production order, a production order line, or a production order component is created, document dimension values can be added that can be used later in the analysis. For two shortcut dimensions, the dimension values may be entered directly in a production order, a production order line, or a production order component.
Values for dimensions that are not available in a production order, a production order line, or a production order component, can be entered in this page.
|Manufacturing Dimensions||On creation of production order lines, the default manufacturing dimensions from the item are transferred to the production order line. If the production order lines are sequence planned, the default manufacturing dimensions from the possibly existing sequence work center, tool or insert are transferred to the production order line as well.
The Priority field in the Manufacturing Dimension Setup page defines the order of the different default manufacturing dimensions to transfer (see Manufacturing Dimension Priority).
The item and the work center in a production order line have the same default manufacturing dimension. Only the default manufacturing dimension value of the type with the highest priority in the manufacturing dimension setup is transferred to the production order line.
|Routing||Opens the Prod. Order Routing page for the selected production order line, where you can enter routing sheets before or after a resource sequence.|
|Components||Opens the Prod. Order Components page, where substitution items can be checked and replaced, and new components for the production order can be entered manually.|
|Components Planning Pool||Opens the Components Planning Pool page, where the availability of components can also be checked in the planning pool (see Components Planning Pool).|
|Item Tracking Lines||Opens the Item Tracking Lines page, used to track planned items that are Lot No. / Serial No. tracked.|
|Show used Work Center Production Rate||Opens the Work Center Prod. Rate Card page for sequence planned production order lines to show the Work Center Production Rates used to calculate the setup and run times of a production order routing line.
If this function is run on a sequence planning line without a Work Center Production Rate, a message will open.
|Show Capacity Warning||Opens the Capacity Conflict Log page, which shows all capacity warnings for the current production order (see Visualize Capacity Currently Utilized on Work Centers/Tools).|
|Calculation||Contains the Calculation (Expected) and Calculation (Actual) options. For more information, see Integration of COSMO Calculation.|
|Production Journal||The production journal is standard manufacturing functionality in Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central but has been enhanced with some COSMO Process Manufacturing features. For more information about the COSMO Process Manufacturing-related functionality, see Production Journal.
For more information about the standard Production Journal functionality, refer to the Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Help.
The actions in the Functions and Reports menus relate to functionality that is relevant for the selected sequence work center. Each action is explained in the following table.
|Schedule||Schedules the work centers as of a certain point of time. The fields are described as follows:
- Start Date / Start Time: automatically filled with the current time and date. If the production is planned to a certain date or, for example, to the beginning of a shift, these fields must be modified.
- To Due Date: Schedules the sequence production order lines to a specified due date.
- Schedule Deferred Prod. Order Lines: Determines if the priority planning should schedule deferred production orders in the sequence planning of the work center.
- Allocate Resources Automatically: Determines if resources should be automatically allocated to the production orders. Used with resource scheduling and is automatically turned on if the Suggest Autom. Resource Allocation toggle is turned on in the Planning Extension Setup page. For more information, see Manufacturing Resource Scheduling.
|Maintenance-/Setup Matrix||For the automatic calculation of setup times, the setup matrix can be used. The following functions are available in sequence planning:
- Maintenance-/Setup Matrix (creation of a maintenance-/setup matrix)
- Planning Maintenance-/Setup Matrix
- Delete Maintenance-/Setup Times
For more information, see Maintenance Order & Setup Order.
|Optimize Planning||To optimize the Sequence Planning, you can set up Planning Dimensions. For more information, see Optimize Planning Functions in Sequence Planning.|
|Planning Pool||Opens the Planning Pool page, which is a list of all production orders, sorted by assignment to the sequence planning work center (see Planning Pool).|
|Show Capacity Warning||Opens the Capacity Conflict Log page, which shows all capacity warnings for all production orders attached to the current work center (see Visualize Capacity Currently Utilized on Work Centers/Tools).|
|Generates the Sequence Production Plan report.|
The actions on the Work Ctr. menu relate to the work center selected in the General section of the Sequence Planning page.
In the following table, each COSMO Process Manufacturing page is described in detail while standard Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central pages are not; refer to the Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Help for additional information about standard pages.
|List||Displays a list of all sequence work centers.|
|Card||Displays the card of the selected work center. For more information, see Capacities.
NOTE: A card will only open if there is a work center sequence on the line.
|Capacity Ledger Entries||Displays the capacity ledger entries for the selected work center.
Capacity ledger entries are created if capacity consumption is entered for a production order. They are created in time units (run time, stop time, setup time) or in quantities (scrap quantity, output quantity).
|Dimensions||Displays the dimensions assigned to the selected work center.|
|Manufacturing Dimensions||Displays the default manufacturing dimensions for the selected work center (see Manufacturing Dimensions).|
|Planning Dimensions||Planning dimensions are used to better handle sequence planning. For example, based on planning dimension priorities of color, machines will be sequences so lighter colors are processed first, followed by darker colors (see Manufacturing Dimensions with Sequence Work Centers).
Using the Priority Planning function is run, you can re-sort the Sequence Planning lines by criteria, such as due date, then color, and so on (see Optimize Planning Functions in Sequence Planning).
|Comments||Displays comments for the selected work center.|
|Load||Contains the List action, which opens the Work Center Load page, which provides an overview of availability at the selected work center.|
|Statistics||Displays the statistics for the selected work center.|
|Text Module||If you have the integration with Advanced Manufacturing Suite (AMS), this action is available. For more information, see Line text in Planning Pool / Sequence Planning.|
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