SECTION 5.3.2 - PRODUCTION SCHEDULES
USAGE: The Production Scheduling system is designed to maintain a perpetual calendar of you production needs, and in conjunction with the BOM records, allow you to plan your component requirements.
DISCUSSION: When you start the PRODUCTION SCHEDULE program, the computer will initially ask for a starting month and year for the calendar. By default, you will be placed into the current month and year, however, you may wish to work in a different period. Enter the month and year and press <Enter>. The screen looks as follows:
and then changed to the following:
This screen displays the days of the month and will display how many lines have been scheduled and how many lines of production have been entered.
You have various options here:
Cursor keys By pressing the left and right cursor keys, you can move to a different day. The cursor keys will not allow you to move outside of the displayed month.
<F1> This will move the display back one month.
<F2> This will move the display forward one month.
<F5> This will move the display back one year.
<F6> This will copy the current day (Schedules only) to a different date. This is used when you have a recurring schedule. Once you have setup the first day, you can copy the layout to as many days as you wish.
<F8> This will copy any lines in the current day to another day (Schedules only). This is used when you have not been able to complete a schedule for one day and have to pass it over to another day. Complete lines will not be moved.
<F9> This will move the display forward one year.
<ESC> To leave the program, press <ESC>.
<Enter> or <F10> This will open the day and allow you to modify its contents (see below).
CURRENT UNIT VALUE This value is displayed to show you the current value of the Assembly.
When you open the contents of a day, the screen will appear as follows:
You can add any number of lines to this screen. You have various options here:
Cursor keys By pressing the up and down cursor keys, you can move to a different line.
<F1> Add a new line. An Inventory line can only appear once per day.
<F2> This will allow you to change the information pertaining to the line (see below).
<F3> This will delete the Inventory code from the current day.
<F5> This allows you to mask the display to only show specific items. These are currently defined as being the PREP, MIX or OTHER Inventory Group. OTHER is anything other than PREP or MIX. When you choose this option, only items in this Inventory Group will be displayed. This can help when there are a great number of items and you only wish to see a subset.
<F6> This option will only appear if you have chosen to mask (see above). Pressing this option will cancel masking.
<F7> Each line has a priority, ie the priority of production and the screen is displayed in priority order. To move a line to a different priority, press <F6> and enter the line number you wish it to move to.
<F8> This option allows you to move a line to a different day. The day must be in the future and there must be no quantity produced.
<F10> This allows you to change the location (if you are running multi-location stock) and then commits the changes you have made.
<ESC> To leave the screen without changing any lines, press <ESC>.