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Re-sequencing production order jobs from the resource dispatching screen

  • 1.  Re-sequencing production order jobs from the resource dispatching screen

    Posted Feb 11, 2021 11:47 PM
    Hi everyone,

    I couldn't find enough material to explain how to use the dispatching screen re-sequencing functionality

    (Resources > Dispatching > Sequence > Up/Down/Schedule).

    I tried to test it as follows:
    • Run job scheduling
    • Go to a resource
    • Click "Dispatching"
    • Select a few records
    • Click "Sequence"
    • select each job and move Up or Down
    • Select all jobs and click "schedule" then OK
    • Refresh/review dispatching

    Nothing happens! Nothing at all.

    Anyone who has documentation or has done it before I would really appreciate you pointing me in the right direction.

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    Ismael
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  • 2.  RE: Re-sequencing production order jobs from the resource dispatching screen

    TOP CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted Feb 12, 2021 06:42 AM
    Hi again Ismael,
    I'm guessing your not getting any response from the system because the resource your looking at hasn't been included in a setup for production job sequencing in the system. This link will give you some additional information on sequencing:

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj838751.aspx (note: the article in the link refers to batch based production, but sequencing can be set up for discrete production scenarios as well). I have clients who have successfully set this up in different ways for things like painting operations (certain colors come before others in a sequence to reduce changeover times) or food products production (certain jobs are sequenced to run only on certain days).



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    Jack Moran
    Solutions Architect
    MCA Connect
    Greenfield NH
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  • 3.  RE: Re-sequencing production order jobs from the resource dispatching screen

    Posted Feb 14, 2021 04:58 PM
    Thanks Jack.. appreciate the responses. I am aware of the sequencing functionality and I am testing it already.
    What I was referring to is the manual "sequence" menu item on the resource dsipatching screen. See snapshots below.

    But I realised after reading your post I have only been testing Production Order jobs, so I went ahead and tested batch order jobs, still same outcome (nothing happens).





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    Ismael
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  • 4.  RE: Re-sequencing production order jobs from the resource dispatching screen

    TOP CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted Feb 14, 2021 07:56 PM
    Sorry Ismael, I picked up on your use of the term re-sequencing and went with it. Relative to rescheduling via the Dispatch function on a Resource, it does work when things are set up correctly. Here is an example I just spun up for you:

    Here is a sample job. It is past due and needs to be rescheduled.

    It is the first job in a route with two other job operations (a primary and a secondary tied to it).

    Jobs were previously scheduled for both operations.

    Resource has plenty of available capacity.

     


    Click Sequence.

    Then click 'Schedule' and the standard Job Scheduling form is presented. Form is completed as shown below and OK is selected.

    Job is rescheduled.

    FYI, so are the other two jobs for operation 20 (primary and secondary) that follow operation 10.



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    Jack Moran
    Solutions Architect
    MCA Connect
    Greenfield NH
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  • 5.  RE: Re-sequencing production order jobs from the resource dispatching screen

    Posted Feb 15, 2021 02:27 AM
    Thanks Jack... that was great help. I noticed some of my jobs were status "waiting" which doesn't update. Only status "coming" does, obviously.

    But I still want to achieve something else. I might be wrong assuming that, but I want to re-sequence jobs manually by using up and down arrows. I want to change the suggested job sequence and get an updated schedule accordingly. mind you the jobs will belong to different production/batch orders, not the same order. Any thoughts or experience with this function?

    much appreciated for your great responses.

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    Ismael
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  • 6.  RE: Re-sequencing production order jobs from the resource dispatching screen

    TOP CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted Feb 15, 2021 07:29 AM
    Using the up and down buttons to move jobs around on the list should be no issue - just checkmark a job and then click up or down. That should allow you to rearrange the jobs showing in the dispatch list for a given resource any way you like. That said, what also must be considered is the start/end dates on those jobs. The system is using those dates to manage capacity. They even may be used in MRP if the route operation for a given job is linked to materials in the BOM for the production order(s) those jobs belong to. Simply moving jobs up and down that dispatch list page has no effect on those dates all by itself. The job scheduling process must be used to alter those dates. Incidentally, any sort criteria you exercise on the columns in that job list page will override any manual arranging you may have done on the list with the up and down buttons the next time the screen is refreshed. That may be why your not seeing any changes you manually made in the list - it resorts based on that sort selection when you return to the page.

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    Jack Moran
    Solutions Architect
    MCA Connect
    Greenfield NH
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