Job Hierarchical Structure
The two types of hierarchical structures in COSMO Project Manufacturing are set up in the:
- Job Card
- Job Budget Calculation
This section describes the structure of each.
Job Card (Main and Sub Jobs)
Typically, a job contains a main job (general project) and multiple sub-jobs (specific projects) that are linked to the main job. In COSMO Project Manufacturing, this hierarchical structure is defined in the Job Cards.
On the main job, all information relevant for the sub-jobs is entered; some information will be transferred automatically from the default settings in the Jobs Setup page but can be adjusted as needed per job.
From the main job, choose the Create Sub-Job action on the Process menu to create the sub job. The first part of the new job number is the Job No. from the main job and the second part is an extension with the format of .00.
The Create Sub-Job function also copies the following from the main job to the sub-job:
- General information (customer, posting groups, and so on)
- Sales Prices
The information on the sub-job can be changed and does not affect the main job.
Job Budget Calculation
Within each job, each cost or revenue line can be defined, tracked and analyzed. This is possible because of the hierarchical structure within jobs in COSMO Project Manufacturing. In this section, the hierarchical structure of a job is described.
The complete job structure is displayed by choosing the Budget Calculation action on the Calculation menu.
Similar to a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) in Microsoft Project, a work package is a logical group of WBS lines that performs a task on a project. It can be a single WBS line or a group of WBS lines in the job structure. In COSMO Project Manufacturing, the work package is created when the component information (Type and No. fields) is entered on a line. A work package can be set up with the following components:
- Other (components)
- Travel charges
- Machine/Work Centers
All default information from the component is transferred to the work package, including component pricing. Special job prices for services based on work types are also considered in the pricing. Work packages can also be recorded using alternative units of measure.
Once a line is created with the default information, it can be updated with the necessary information and the structure will be extended if needed. It is possible to overwrite components after initial setup. When COSMO Project Manufacturing recognizes an intended change, the Job Line Update Rules request page is displayed that asks for a more detailed specification of the changes to be applied.
Positions and Levels
The hierarchical structure within COSMO Project Manufacturing is organized by Positions and Levels. By default, 25 nested levels are available. You can increase this as needed.
The Position is the top level within the job. Depending on the number scheme selected, this will be 1., 2., 3., and so on; or 001, 002, 003, and so on. Under each Position, multiple Levels can be attached, and Levels can exist within Levels.
For information about managing the structures, see the actions on the New menu in the Action Bar.
As substructures are created, COSMO Project Manufacturing automatically creates directories. These directories are marked by a plus (+) or minus (-) sign in the column:
Indicates that there are substructures below this level.
Indicates that the substructures below this level have been expanded.
For information about managing the direction levels, see the actions on the Expand/Collapse menu on the Actions Menu.
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