# Splitting Capacity over several resources

The individual is the constraint, but I still need to tell him which
machine to use. That's why I can't use just the worker.

And it just suddenly hit me what you said- if I tie a second group to
the op, it waits for both to be available, correct? So if my 2nd
resource group only has 8 hours, we're only going to get 8 hrs capacity
per day.

Can you just verify that logic is correct?

Hey folks, have one here I can't find an answer to.

Here's the situation-
There are 3 machines that share a similar task, but have different capabilities. All three machines are run by 1 person. This means there are 8 hours of capacity, total, but they need to be split, fluidly, across the 3 resources. So- today, machine 3 might run all day, but tomorrow, machine 1 needs 3 hours, machine 2 needs 3 hours, and machine 3 needs 2 hours. This constantly changes.

The problem is how to get scheduling to behave like this. How can I tell scheduling that I have 3 machines with 8 hours each of availability, but it can only schedule a total of 8 hours per day.

Thanks for any help!
-Ryan
You either:

(1) just treat it as one machine with 8 hours and don't worry about seeing exactly how the split will happen.
(2) add a second resource (labor guy) with 8 hours and assign him to the op along with the machine.

However, it seems to me that you are saying the three machines are not constraining resources but rather the individual is the constraint. Why not just have one resource with 8 hours capacity and not use the machine capacity at all? Of course, if you get some more labor on this you will have changed the bottle neck.

Good luck with finite scheduling :)

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Hey folks, have one here I can't find an answer to.

Here's the situation-
There are 3 machines that share a similar task, but have different capabilities. All three machines are run by 1 person. This means there are 8 hours of capacity, total, but they need to be split, fluidly, across the 3 resources. So- today, machine 3 might run all day, but tomorrow, machine 1 needs 3 hours, machine 2 needs 3 hours, and machine 3 needs 2 hours. This constantly changes.

The problem is how to get scheduling to behave like this. How can I tell scheduling that I have 3 machines with 8 hours each of availability, but it can only schedule a total of 8 hours per day.

Thanks for any help!
-Ryan

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