Scheduling Suggestion

Std Operations are common, repeatedly used groupings of resource groups and/or resources that are used to perform a commonly reoccuring operation.

You almost assuredly have processes efficiently represented by std operations. (I've never seen a manufacturer that doesn't at some level.)

Std Operations don't HAVE to also be associated with standard set up and/or production rates.

The set up and production rates can be added/edited at the part-rev method level for each OP (or, if you engineer each job to order, within the job details).

Whether or not you run the global to reshuffle your schedule deck (and tighten up resource capacity utilization) really has nothing to do with whether or not you repetitively choose to use preset operation setup/run standards.

Example: We have two distinct areas we schedule. (1) Assemble to order (linked/make-direct jobs) which directly generates our shipment/invoicing revenue and (2) a complex CNC machine shop which produces components USED in our assembly area.

We run the Global (nightly) - but it only impacts our machine shop (where resource capacity is finitely defined ans we want to reoptimize nightly to best serve our constantly changing assembly needs). Our assembly jobs are all schedule Locked so the global never moves them. The assembly resources being scheduled are defined - but infinite (as I would never, ever, EVER allow a finite scheduler to control revenue flow - especially one as POOR as Vantage's).

We simply move (cross trained) people around to handle varying loads in assembly lines, work ahead when total loads are light and if necessary, use O/T to cover heavy load times.

Rob

--- On Mon, 12/15/08, empedole <empedole@...> wrote:
From: empedole <empedole@...>
Subject: [Vantage] Scheduling Suggestion
To: vantage@yahoogroups.com
Date: Monday, December 15, 2008, 3:01 PM











Hi,

We are electronic contract manufacturer and our operations do not

constantly take the same amount of time depending on how many parts to

be placed. In other words we don't have operation standards. For

example there may be a board with hundreds of capacitors, resistors

and so on. We are struggling on how to configure our scheduling module.



Do we need to use Global Scheduling or is there any other option that

we can do it manually during job entry? I wonder if there are any

similar situations to ours and how they handled it. Any input would be

greatly appreciated.



TIA
Hi,
We are electronic contract manufacturer and our operations do not
constantly take the same amount of time depending on how many parts to
be placed. In other words we don't have operation standards. For
example there may be a board with hundreds of capacitors, resistors
and so on. We are struggling on how to configure our scheduling module.

Do we need to use Global Scheduling or is there any other option that
we can do it manually during job entry? I wonder if there are any
similar situations to ours and how they handled it. Any input would be
greatly appreciated.

TIA
You can adjust the labor estimate inside any operation on any job any
time to match the actual build. Many people frequently Get Methods
from a standard or template Methods Master and customize it per order...

Pat

--- In vantage@yahoogroups.com, "empedole" <empedole@...> wrote:
>
> Hi,
> We are electronic contract manufacturer and our operations do not
> constantly take the same amount of time depending on how many parts to
> be placed. In other words we don't have operation standards. For
> example there may be a board with hundreds of capacitors, resistors
> and so on. We are struggling on how to configure our scheduling module.
>
> Do we need to use Global Scheduling or is there any other option that
> we can do it manually during job entry? I wonder if there are any
> similar situations to ours and how they handled it. Any input would be
> greatly appreciated.
>
> TIA
>