A department represents a group of workers that can perform the same manufacturing operations.

One department can also represent a particular skill set - as a user can be part of several departments, an employee skill matrix can be composed.

This function greatly simplifies the assigning and reporting of the manufacturing operations for a large number of workers, or where workers can freely pick their jobs without a strict assignment from supervisors.

Planning and reporting by department

When a manufacturing order is created - where operations are assigned to Departments (as opposed to individual workers) - then all workers in the corresponding Departments can automatically see the open jobs in “My production plan” or the “Internet-kiosk”.

When the job is started by an operator, then it is assigned to that person and others do not see it anymore.

If more than one person is needed for the same operation, then the job remains visible until the required number of users pick it.

Default departments for operations or work stations

Default departments can be assigned to individual Work Stations, or to operations in Routings (keep in mind that the Work Station setting overrides the Routing).

If several workers are required to perform an operation, several departments can also be assigned.