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Business Central: Work Center Set up for Routing in Production, Pt.5, Microsoft Dynamics 365

Business Central: Work Center Set up for Routing in Production, Pt.5, Microsoft Dynamics 365

We are going to keep going on production, I have mentioned this a few times as in going through this, But the production order that we have created; if I go into production orders; it does not have any routing. So, we have here ground coffee and you can run production without routing. Just to explain to you what that is, if we have the output here, he finished good, I have components which mean there is material that is required. But if I actually go into the routing, there is no routing. We have what is required for the production order to make the production order. But we are not putting in what needs to go through, like which work center, what tasks need to be done, how long it’s going to take.   

Setting up routing
What I’m going to start doing in this video is start setting up routing. And routing is a little bit more complicated in a sense that the ingredients. If I go here for example into the work center, in my system I don’t have a work center set up, so I must create a new one.  

You need to have a work center to set up a routing and underneath that, you’ll have machine centers. The work center is like an area of the building where things are getting done, in this case, we are grinding the coffee and machine center could be each grinder, for example.   

We’ll just call this: grinding coffee area, you don’t need machine centers you can just go with work center, we’ll see that as we go through this.  Here I can go ahead and give it a group code, I can say alternate when we need that switching to something else, there is a cost involved, and I’m going to just skip that for now. I do need to give it a posting group so I’m just going to call that services and one thing that is very important here called a unit of measure.   

Shop calendar
We are going to do this in minutes, so it’s counting the minutes and one thing that is important is this shop calendar. We need to know how many hours in a day this work center is active. It goes by the shop calendar, so if I go in here and create new. I create a shop calendar and I’m just going to create a standard calendar.   

Then I can go into the working days and here I can say that we start at 8 am and finish at 5 pm. That are Mondays, so just make sure that this is standard work shift. We need to create this, so we have here, Tuesday which is going to be 8 am till 5 pm. Then we have Wednesday 8 am till 5 pm and Thursday 8 am till 5 pm. Finally, Friday, alright so we’ve created the shop calendar like that.

If I go out of here, we could also put in holidays, etc, so that it actually stops doing those days, right now I’m just going to say we don't have holidays and then I just set that up here. Now if I actually go into the calendar and say show matrix. We have how much capacity the grinding coffee area has, right now it has nothing and I’m going to calculate it. I’m going to do it for every single day here in 2018, just hit ok.   

It needs a work center group code, we’ll give it one, and I think I need to create another one there, so it should say coffee grinders, CG coffee grinders. We go into the calendar again show the matrix and calculate. This all needs to get done before you can even start using routings just by the way. I hit ok and now you see we have a capacity, 540 minutes every single day that we can use. 

We have no load as of now. There is no load, we have capacity 540, there's nothing allocated and available is 540, now you can see we have time. Time is now getting allocated to production orders. Next video we are going to go into how actually allocate this work center to a production order so that it will take away time and will know how much we can do in a day. 



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