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Business Central: Production, Pt.7, Machine Centers, Capacity Planning in Microsoft Dynamics 365

Business Central: Production, Pt.7, Machine Centers, Capacity Planning In Microsoft Dynamics 365

I’m going to get into Machine Centers today, so keep going in production and going into the details of capacity planning. Last time we created a work center and a work center is like an area within the production area or production space. What you can do is you can create machine centers underneath the work center to make it more detail oriented. I’m going to do that. I go in here and just go into the machine center and create a new one, here I’m just doing a more detail level.   

New Machine Center 
Grinder 1, and I specify in which work center it is. I’m going to specify that it's in my grinding area work center. Now I need to put in a posting group for this, just going to have that services in here. I’m not getting into details of how this post in GL, I’ll do that in some point but now today.   

That’s it, that all we are going to do. We can also go into the calendar here, so I can see the calendar for the grinder, just show the matrix and I can go ahead and calculate the calendar and have that for the entire year. We have to have some capacity, so what’s the capacity of this? the capacity is 1.   

Then I go into the calendar, show matrix, calculate, ok. Capacity meaning, it just takes 1 of each, now if I had capacity 2, it means that it could do double. Point .1 its half. So, capacity 1 means its full capacity.  We have 540 minutes in the day. How did it know that this is the work schedule? because its connected to the work center.   

Now I’m going to do another one, hit new, Grinder 2. Put a product posting group, also go into the calendar, so matrix; and it’s important that you do this because it calculates, otherwise you don’t have any minutes available for the Machine Center, so you must do this calculate action right here; Now it calculates and if I go back, capacity 1, we have this, the grinder is connected, and it should have everything. It’s all set up, perfect.   

Now I have two Machine centers inside the work center. They are connected to that work center. This is very important because now I can see the tasks for each one of the Machine Centers, we are getting into task management, right now they don’t have any tasks. If I go into the work center and look at tasks, I can see that I have 1 task here, that task is assigned to a work center but not to a machine center.

But if I wanted to be assigned to a machine center, I can just go ahead here and say move and I can move it into the machine center.  I’m going to move it into grinder 1, say ok. Go back into the machine center, grinder 1 tasks list.   

When the tasks are being assigned, they are assigned out to the machine center, So, first they might be assigned to the work center, so the routing might have it as a work center, in this case, it does. But what we want to do is take them from the work center level down to the machine center level. So, we have to move the task then into the machine center level and then this machine center could then print out the task list for the day or look at the tasks etc. 

This is how you delegate it out to each one of the machine centers. I hope you had something out of this, work center Is on top, machine center is on the bottom. Take the tasks out of the work center and put it in the machine center and you are good. Thanks for watching. 



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