I have a job operation that I have two specific resources with open capacity that I pre-assigned to work on this op in Job Entry. The Job Operation is set to ‘2’ Scheduling Blocks, and the Resources in Resource Group Entry are set to “Split Operations” = True. No other jobs are scheduled in this Epicor environment.
When I run scheduling, the total duration does not reduce. Both resource in the Resource Scheduling board show an estimated resource time, but it does not reduce the total duration time of the Operation.
However, if in Job Entry I change the OP to only add the Resource Group and not call out specific resources on the operation; then during scheduling Epicor automatically assigns the same two resources AND reduces the job operation duration on the schedule.
Why does the scheduling blocks only work when Epicor assigns the resources and not when I manually assign which resources I want?