V 6.1 Work Center Set Up and Shop Load Capacity

Never used 6.1: Does it allow an OP detail to be constrained by more than one
resource (a.k.a. workcenter)?

If yes: Define the OP to require the machine group (any one of the 8 machines
that I assume you are saying have identical capabilities). ALSO create a labor
group comprised of 3 people (that let's assume can only operate one of these
machines at a time... If that's not entirely true, adjust your model
accordingly). Your OP would also require the labor group.

If at least the labor group is finite capacity defined, it should be sufficient
to prevent all 8 machines from being scheduled/loaded (impossibly in your real
world) simultaneously.

Pretty boiler plate stuff for finite capacity process modelers/schedulers.

You don't mention whether set up is a significant constraint in your process. If
it is (and if 6.1 supports it), you'll also want to define the OP so as not to
overload what are quite often scant set up qualified/capable human resources.
Specialized, perhaps limited qty tooling may also be another constraint you want
to model.


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From: dupagejoe <joe@...>
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Sent: Mon, September 27, 2010 11:00:33 AM
Subject: [Vantage] V 6.1 Work Center Set Up and Shop Load Capacity

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We are struggling to figure out the best way to set up a Work Center that has 8
machines but only 3 operators to run them. We need to maintain all 8 machines
because we can run and report against anyone of them. The desired Work Center
capacity per week on the Shop Load report is 120 hours (3 people each running a
machine x 10 hours x 5 days x 80% Efficiency). I can't seem to get Vantage to
arrive at that. If I lower the Hours/Machine/Day I can force the Work Center
Capacity to calculate the 120 hours, but it messes up the hours per job and
allows more than 3 jobs to be scheduled during the week.

Any suggestions?

Thanks

Joe Holloway







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We are struggling to figure out the best way to set up a Work Center that has 8 machines but only 3 operators to run them. We need to maintain all 8 machines because we can run and report against anyone of them. The desired Work Center capacity per week on the Shop Load report is 120 hours (3 people each running a machine x 10 hours x 5 days x 80% Efficiency). I can't seem to get Vantage to arrive at that. If I lower the Hours/Machine/Day I can force the Work Center Capacity to calculate the 120 hours, but it messes up the hours per job and allows more than 3 jobs to be scheduled during the week.

Any suggestions?

Thanks

Joe Holloway