I am embarking on a feasibility study of the usefulness of CRP and the operation scheduling aspects of PCC within my Company before the Industrial Engineers starting pumping routings into MAPICS! Whilst I have reasonable knowledge as to the limitations of such software approaches I would appreciate some basic pointers on the tricks and pitfalls that some people have encountered in configuring the modules' parameters to their own shop-floor style. I am particularly keen to identify the conflicts which arise between getting a good picture of capacity requirements and useful/ realistic operation scheduling dates. My Company's shop-floor is mainly batch manufacturing with a combination of:- 1) assembly lines where material flow is straight through on a number or machines 2) component manufacturing facilities where resources are shared, i.e. a strong material cross-flow. The manufacturing operations are usually of short duration per piece-part ( 5 to 60 seconds) whereas the assembly takes between 10 and 60 minutes per piece-part. At any BOM level the maximum operations on a piece-part is five, the norm is two. Manufacturing leadtime allowed is around 11 to 15 days per finished product. The shop-floor has been laid out to simplify material flow but there are still limitations to creating a clear, shop-floor based "pull" system. Thanks +--- | This is the MAPICS Mailing List! | To submit a new message, send your mail to MAPICS-L@midrange.com. | To subscribe to this list send email to MAPICS-L-SUB@midrange.com. | To unsubscribe from this list send email to MAPICS-L-UNSUB@midrange.com. | Questions should be directed to the list owner/operator: email@example.com +---
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