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Trying to understand Routes using multiple resources

  • 1.  Trying to understand Routes using multiple resources

    Posted 26 days ago
    I am trying to figure out the best way to create a Route that matches our production process and I am having some difficulty getting what I want.  Out  process consists of three operations: Setup, Startup, and Run.  Each operation has three resources associated with it: 1 machine resource, 2 people resources from a resource group, and a .5 person resource from a different resource group.  The Setup operation is 30 minutes, the startup operation is 1 hour at 100% scrap, and the Run operation produces 430 units per 21.3 hours (or 20.2 units per hour).

    I'm having difficulty creating this as only 3 operations.  Any assistance would be appreciated.

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    Scott Anderson
    IT Manager
    Nomaco
    Zebulon NC
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  • 2.  RE: Trying to understand Routes using multiple resources

    TOP CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted 25 days ago
    Hi Scott,
    What have you tried, and what part are you struggling with ?

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    Guy Terry
    Application Consultant
    Annata
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  • 3.  RE: Trying to understand Routes using multiple resources

    D365UG/AXUG ALL STAR
    Posted 25 days ago
    so three steps
    10 setup next 20 resource people
    20 startup next 330 resource machine scrap 100%
    30 run next 0  resource people,
     is that similar to your thinking?

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    Paul Martin
    Production Program Manager
    Elite Comfort Solutions, LLC
    Rutherfordton NC
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  • 4.  RE: Trying to understand Routes using multiple resources

    Posted 25 days ago
    Edited by Scott Anderson 25 days ago
    My Ideal thought - system independant would be something like this:

    10    Setup   Next 20  - 30 minutes, 0 output
    • 1 specific machine (primary resource)
    • 2 people from a resource group
    • .5 person from a resource group
    20   Startup  Next 30 - 1 hour, 20 units output at 100% scrap
    • 1 specific machine (same as above) (primary resource)
    • 2 people from a resource group (same as above)
    • .5 person from a resource group (same as above)
    30  Run Next 0 - 21.3 hours, 20.1 units output per hour
    • 1 specific machine (same as above) (primary resource)
    • 2 people from a resource group (same as above)
    • .5 person from a resource group (same as above)

    as you can see, each step requires 3 resources from a planning/costing standpoint.

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    Scott Anderson
    IT Manager
    Nomaco
    Zebulon NC
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  • 5.  RE: Trying to understand Routes using multiple resources

    Posted 25 days ago
    I have tried all kinds of permutations and the only thing that has come close is to break it into 12 operations - one for each step/resource combination.
    • 10    Next 20     Operation  SetupMachine
    • 10    Next 20     Operation  SetupPackers
    • 10    Next 20     Operation  SetupOperator
    • 10    Next 20     Operation  SetupMaterialLabor
    • 20    Next 30     Operation  StartupMachine
    • 20    Next 30     Operation  StartupPackers
    • 20    Next 30     Operation  StartupOperator
    • 20    Next 30     Operation  StartupMaterialLabor
    • 30    Next 0       Operation  RunMachine
    • 30    Next 0       Operation  RunPackers
    • 30    Next 0       Operation  RunOperator
    • 30    Next 0       Operation  RunMaterialLabor


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    Scott Anderson
    IT Manager
    Nomaco
    Zebulon NC
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    Academy - Online Interactive Learning from Experts


  • 6.  RE: Trying to understand Routes using multiple resources

    GOLD CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted 25 days ago
    Hi Scott,
    Have you investigated primary and secondary operations as overviewed in this article: 

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/supply-chain/production-control/routes-operations



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    Jack Moran
    Solutions Architect
    MCA Connect
    Greenfield NH
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  • 7.  RE: Trying to understand Routes using multiple resources

    Posted 25 days ago
    I have but I keep running into the hurdle that a single operation - while it can have multiple resources - can only have one one set of times/resource loads.

    Another way to phrase the question might be: How can I have a requirement for an operation be 1 machine and 3 people?

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    Scott Anderson
    IT Manager
    Nomaco
    Zebulon NC
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  • 8.  RE: Trying to understand Routes using multiple resources

    TOP CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted 24 days ago
    ​Have you tried using multiple operations with 100% overlap?

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    Kevin McLean
    Strategic Solutions NW
    Beaverton OR
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