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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
- 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. The shipped Goods Area allows the user to
see how many items are ready for shipment. It does not provide any
external functions such as the Finished Goods area which can initiate the
stockroom’s R (receive back finished assemblies) transaction.
- 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)
- 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 record.
- The "Edit" button will display
additional sales/work order information for that routing record.
- 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
- The "Cancel" button will not save your
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 details)