Workstation Details

The workstation details page, accessible from Production planning -> Workstations, shows the configuration and information of a workstation.

This page allows:

  • editing a workstation,
  • setting hourly rates and default workers/departments,
  • setting idle times (e.g. planned maintenance),
  • setting the maintenance cycle

Jump to:

  1. What is a workstation?
  2. What is a workstation group?
  3. What are the workstation properties?
  4. How to schedule and perform workstation maintenance?

Workstation's properties

  • The number is a unique code for the workstation.
  • Name is the name/description of the workstation.
  • The group is the code and name of the group of similar workstations.
  • Hourly rate is optional. This is the applied overhead rate (i.e. factory burden - amortization, maintenance, electricity, and other indirect manufacturing costs) per hour for this workstation. If given, the software will take it into account when calculating the manufacturing cost.  If not given, the applied manufacturing overhead cost of the operation should be entered into the routing. This setting has priority over what is defined in a routing (as more accurate/specific).
  • Productivity is the rate between the productivity of this particular workstation and the first workstation in the group. If the productivity rate is 2, the time of fulfillment of a particular operation will be divided by 2. For the first workstation in the group always set productivity to 1.
  • Default worker – it is possible to set a worker/department, or several, that works at this workstation by default. This setting has priority over what is defined in a routing.
    - When a manufacturing order is created, the operation is automatically assigned to the worker that is set as the default.
    - If no default worker is set at the workstation, the operation is assigned to the worker set in the routing.
    - If no worker is set in the routing nor in the workstation, the operation is assigned to the worker assigned to manufacturing order.
  • Maintenance cycle - the maintenance cycle in working hours, parts processed and/or days since the last maintenance, after which the workstation should be maintained. If the cycles are defined, Maintenance done checkbox becomes available, which resets the maintenance counter. Available if the Maintenance Management System functionality is enabled.
  • Idle time - periods when no works can be planned for this particular workstation.
    If a new idle period is added for the time some works have been scheduled for this workstation, then the software shows a notification message. 
    However, setting an idle time does not reschedule works automatically which were previously planned for the idle time (Read: What options are available for rescheduling manufacturing orders?)

Workstation maintenance, maintenance cycle, performing regular maintenance

For each workstation it is possible to define a maintenance cycle in hours worked, parts processed, and/or days since the last maintenance, in the workstation details page accessible from Production planning -> Workstations, when opening the details of a workstation.

For checking the maintenance cycle of a workstation:

  1. Go to Production planning -> Workstations
  2. Check the columns Until maintenance (hours), Until maintenance (items), or Until maintenance (days), which show how long until the next maintenance.

For performing maintenance:

  1. If necessary, schedule an idle time in the workstation's details page, for the maintenance.
  2. When maintenance has been done, check the Maintenance done checkbox and click Save in the workstation's details page to reset the counters.
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