# Consecutive Operations

Hi!!! Good day

I have a problem with the operations in the jobs, we have three Machine resources (Laser Cutters) but when assigning all the cutting operations of a job it intersperses them with the operations of other jobs, the intention is to program all the cutting operations of a work consecutively and upon completion all other job operations are scheduled.

Does anyone know how to get one or more resources to consecutively schedule the operations of a job?

Thank you very much!

Charls

This has always been a challengeâ€¦ basically the system sees operations as separate tasks, and it assumes that tasks do not have to be completed consecutively.
my basic rules:

1. if you pick up the part, do three things, and then put the part down: THEN this is ONE OPERATION with THREE STEPS.
2. if you Pick up a part, do ONE thing, and put it down, this is ONE operation with ONE step.

But, i know that this does not always resolve the issueâ€¦ sometimes you put a part into a machine at the beginning of a line, and three different things happen on three different machines (or resources) before being â€śput downâ€ť. This is a good argument for making a single operation with multiple resources tied to it.
Step 1: LOAD Sheet Metal into machine ((Machine X) one person (person A))
Step 2: CUT Metal (one machine X)
Step 3: PRESS / BEND Metal (two people (person A & B), one machine (Machine Y)
Step 4: GLUE & Press (Two People, Person C & D and One Machine (Machine Z).
How did they do this? At the beginningâ€¦ Person A would â€śClock into the jobâ€ť and start workingâ€¦
At the end, when the last piece came through the lineâ€¦ person D would clock out of the job. The Work Center had a work center rate that included the entire team rate + Machine rates. The Machines were all bundled as though they were one machine.

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