A work center type is a group of production resources with similar characteristics. For instance, a group of machines or a team of assembly workers. Create work center types if you want to plan production according to availability of production resources. To learn more, see Production planning.
To create a work center type:
- Go to Production > Planning > Work centers workplace.
- In the Work center types section, click Create.
- In the Work center type (create) window, enter or select the following:
A name or short description of a work center type.
A production department that includes this work center type.
Note. For production planning, ensure that Planning interval is specified in the details of this department.
Planning on work centers level
Indicates that production operations are scheduled for each work center of this type individually. In this case, you can view the production schedule by work centers. For instance, by each machine or assembly worker.
To schedule production operations for a work center type, clear the check box. Do this if you want to view the production schedule for the work center type. For instance, for a group of machines instead of a certain machine.
The schedule that defines working days and hours of a work center type. This schedule is a source for filling in the availability schedules of all work centers with this work center type.
The Work schedule field is available if the Planning on work centers level check box is cleared.
The Work schedules list is based on the Work schedules catalog.
A work center’s efficiency coefficient. It applies to a production operation’s standard time. This calculates the planned time that the operation takes in a work center type. For instance, if you set Capacity to 0,5 then operations in this work center type will take two times longer than the standard time.
The Capacity field is available if the Planning on work centers level check box is cleared.
- Click Save and close.