Starting a combined (family) job

The system allows to start several order lines at once by marking “Start” next to the particular lines you want to start at the same time, and subsequently commom completion reporting.

In case of a production order, created either through a project order, or as a family order, and if “Show all” has not been marked, all lines on the order will be started, when the particular line is selected.

Depending on the specific task, it is now possible to combine orders within each section (ORDERS PROCESSING, ORDERS QUEING, FUTURE ORDERS). By putting a checkmark in “Show All”, you put a “X” in the orders that you want to start together. This can be carried out accros the order numbers.

Please note that orders belonging to ”FUTURE ORDERS” have not yet been completed on the prior operations, and therefore probably will not be ready to be started on the operation concerned. The option of starting an order line from “FUTURE ORDERS” therefore should only be used, if you know for sure that the order is ready, but has just not been reported as completed on the previous operations.

The system now controls, which lines are manufactured together, and all lines are visible by putting a checkmark on “Show” all, or as a single family order line, by NOT having checkmarked “Show all”. When reporting as completed, you have to accept or fill in the correct number, the number of discarded items, or probably the “Reason code” for each production line of the family order, in “END JOB”.

Upon completion of the lines, all family order bindings are repealed and a new family combination can be created as project orders or as family productions. However, this does not apply for production orders that have been created as project orders or family productions. Here, only still one line will be displayed, if “Show all” has not been checkmarked.

The example below only shows one family order for a single product, but it could also have been different products, which should simply undergo the same function. An example could be a steel plate containing differerent components, but which are cut on a laser cutter from the same plate.

You can add/remove lines to an existing combination of orders running (identified with a run number)


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