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16.14.1 Routing Module Overview
Routing Module allows you to create routing records. You can then move and
track work orders and sales orders through the factory floor from work station
to work station.
16.14.2 Activating the Routing Module
activate the module, select Configuration, Module Activation, then Routing from
the menu, and enter a special configuration number obtained from Software Arts.
16.14.3 Creating a Routing Record for
a Sales/Work Order
ever a sales or work order is issued to manufacturing using the stockroom's
"I" type "Issue to manufacturing" option, a routing record
for that sales/work order is created. The quantity at area 1 is the same as the
quantity issued and the quantity on the sales order.
16.14.4 Setting up the Routing Module
"Settings" will open the "Router Module Settings Screen"
shown above. This screen allows you to setup your routing module as follows:
- Select each area and enter
a long name and a short name for each workstation on your factory floor.
For example, you could enter Milling Station as the long name and Mill as
the short name for area 06. The short name is used for report headings.
- If you select one of your
areas as the finished goods area and you check the "Set as Finished
Goods" check box, pc/MRP will automatically initiate the stock
room's "R, Returned completed assemblies from manufacturing back
into finished goods stock". Checking this box will disable the stock
room module from running an "R" type transaction, as only one
module can be responsible for this function.
- One area can be set as
"Shipped Goods Area". This area stores the quantity finished
and returned to stock but not shipped to the customer yet. Whenever
finished goods are shipped you can decrement the quantity in this area
using the router's " Enter Movement" option.
- Check the "Allow
Deletions" checkbox if you wish to allow users to delete router
records. Actually this will zero out the quantities in the router record
for that sales/work order. If you check the "Administrator
Only" check box, only users with rights to the password module will
be allowed to delete (zero out) routing records.
- Checking the "Allow
Editing of Fields" will allow users to edit routing record header
fields containing sales/work order information. If you check the
"Administrator Only" check box, only users with rights to the
password module will be allowed to edit the routing record header fields.
16.14.5 Entering a Movement on a
Sales/Work Order Routing Record
can display a routing record for a sales/work order by selecting the
"Enter Movement" option on the routing menu. Enter or
"Scroll" for the sales/work order you wish to display. The
"Enter Movement" screen provides the following options:
- The "Delete"
button will zero out all area quantities in that sales/work order routing
- The "Edit"
button will display additional sales/work order information for that
- The "From Area"
drop down list box, "To Area" drop down list box,
"Quantity" spinner and "Move" button can be used to
move a quantity of that sales/work order from one area to another area.
- The "Output"
controls can be used to display, print, or send a copy of the routing
record to an ASCII, Excel, or DBF file.
- The "OK" button
will save your changes.
- The "Cancel"
button will not save your changes.
16.14.6 Routing Reports
Optional, Routing, and Reports brings up the following screen:
following reports are available in the routing module.
- All Records
- All for a Sales Order
- All for a Part Number
- All for a Product Code
- All for a Model Number
- All for a Related Document
- All for a Customer Account
- All for a Customer PO #
- All for a Salesman
The reports can be
parsed by a Date Range:
- All records
- Entered On a Date Range
- Required On a Date Range
Reports can also
include or be grouped by:
- Open Router Records Only
- Group the Report Results
by Work Order
- Work Order Number
- Part Number
- Model Number
- Related Document #
- Customer Account ID
- Customer PO Number
- Start Date
- Date Required
The report output
- Wide carriage print out
- ASCII TXT to disk
- XLS to disk
- DBF to disk
The report utilizes
the Routing.DBF and format options include:
- Standard format route.FRX
- Custom format custrtr*.frx
and cusrtr*.frx (see custom report section Chapter 15.4.1 for more