A graphical display of the shop load is arranged
from the most heavily loaded work center to the least loaded.
From this screen, you can access the detail
Load / Schedule for a Work Center, with jobs grouped by
Active (running or available to run), Pending (one operation
away) and Distant (more than one operation away).
Load by Days
The Load By Days screen for a Work Center identifies potential
bottlenecks over the next several weeks because of overloading.
You can view the detail for any specific day to see what
jobs will be scheduled at the Work Center.
Perform modeling and “What if?” analysis to
see the probable effect of increasing Work Center capacity
and/or modifying job schedules.
The Loading module organizes all open operations
for active jobs by Work Centers. The module automatically
maintains real-time information that allows you to determine
potential shop bottlenecks, prioritize operations at Work
Centers, expedite jobs and allocate resources to optimize
shop throughput. A Dispatch List Report can be viewed, printed
and sent to the shop floor for shop personnel to determine
the most efficient sequencing of jobs while meeting customer
After a job is entered and has been automatically scheduled,
the Loading module presents shop floor activity in real-time
as it occurs on several screens:
Load by Days
The Work Center Load by Days graph provides a snapshot
of a particular work center's scheduled load on a day-to-day
basis and identifies overloaded Work Centers and potential
The Work Center Contributing Jobs screen provides a list
of all jobs scheduled at a particular Work Center for a
selected day. You can drill down to the details of each
scheduled operation to help determine how the Work Center
load can be adjusted to meet your shop demands.
Load / Schedule
The Work Center Load / Schedule screen provides a tool for
analyzing the load at a specific Work Center and suggesting
the order in which work should be performed prior to printing
or viewing a Dispatch List Report.
The screen displays a list of all jobs and their operations
scheduled for the selected Work Center with appropriate
scheduling information. You are able to view the total current
and planned work for the Work Center, as well as display
separate lists for active / queued, pending and distant
Job Queue Status
The Job Queue Status screen provides a real-time status
of a job's operations. You can monitor the job's progress
on the shop floor and compare estimated versus actual hours
for each operation. Also, real-time loading information
is displayed for each Work Center on which the job is scheduled.
The Work Center Finite Modeling screen graphically displays
the daily scheduled load for a Work Center and provides
"What if?" analysis capability to see the effect
on the daily load of moving a job's operations.