Plan work operations

  • 11 August 2022
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Is there a way to schedule operations when they should start or end?

For example:

First operation (start immediately)
Second operation (start after 1st operation)
Third operation (start in parallel with the 2nd operation)
Fourth operation (start after completion of all operations)

Case study: 
Modules are being produced. The process looks as follows: 
1st operation: Cut tubes
2nd work step: Clean tubes
3rd operation: Cut cables
4th operation: laying cables and pipes

Operations 2 and 3 should be run in parallel.

Theoretically, operations 2 and 3 could be created as subassemblies. However, in the case of complicated production orders, it quickly becomes confusing and nested, because there can be a large number of open production orders. 

Does anyone know how this process can be mapped more simply?


Best answer by angierowley75 11 August 2022, 14:49

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Overlapping operations is not yet supported.  

There is an Idea on communities for this enhancement request.

The development team is currently writing the functional specification with hopes to have a solution developed in an upcoming major feature release.


Userlevel 7
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As a work around - could you combine operation 20 & 30 into a single operation and then leverage Steps?


Userlevel 2


Thanks for your replies :-)

Unfortunately, it would not be so easy to combine the steps, since different components, tools, etc. are needed for each step. This procedure may lead to confusion among the employees, e.g. which tool is needed for which work. My example is very simple, but in practice it does not look so simple....


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