Set up job scheduling (form) [AX 2012]

Updated: December 27, 2011

Applies To: Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Feature Pack, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012

Click Production control > Periodic > Scheduling > Job scheduling. Click Default values.

Use this form to set up default values for job scheduling. This form lets you detail schedule capacity and lets you detail a plan of production. Each operation is broken down into individual jobs with specific dates, times, and assigned operations resources.

NoteNote

Because the values in this form are used each time you run a new schedule, we recommend that they contain the values that you use most often.

The following tables provide descriptions for the controls in this form.

Button

Description

Insert all

Apply default values from this form to the appropriate fields in the Job scheduling form before you run job scheduling.

User default

Apply the values in this form as the default values for all users.

Field

Description

Scheduling direction

Specify the desired scheduling direction for the production order.

The following options are available:

  • Forward from today - Schedule forward from the current date. The current date is the system date. When job scheduling you can specify a time that scheduling should start.

  • Forward from planned start - Schedule forward from an earlier starting date. If there is no previous scheduling, scheduling will be forward from today.

  • Forward from scheduling date - Scheduling forward from the scheduling date specified in the Scheduling date field. If you do not specify a scheduling date, scheduling is forward from the current date.

  • Backward from delivery date - Scheduling backward from the delivery date specified for the production order. For more information on the delivery date, see Delivery. If you choose this scheduling direction, and no delivery date is specified, the delivery date will be set to the current date.

  • Backward from planned end - Scheduling backward from a previously calculated ending date. If there is no previous scheduling, the ending date is set to the current date.

  • Backward from scheduling date - Scheduling backward from the scheduling date, which you can specify in the Scheduling date field. If you do not indicate a scheduling date, it will be set to the current date. Backward from action scheduling date is calculated for the production order the last time a requirement was calculated. If no action date is specified for the production order, it will be set to the current date.

  • Backward from futures date - Scheduling backward from the futures date calculated for the production order the last time a requirement was calculated. If no futures date has been specified for the production order, the futures date will be set to the current date

  • As last scheduling - In connection with operations scheduling and job scheduling, the selected scheduling direction and date are saved. Therefore, you can select As last scheduling for subsequent scheduling. If there is no previous scheduling of the production order, then scheduling will be backward from the current date.

  • Forward from tomorrow - Scheduling forward from the current date plus one day. The current date is the system date.

  • Forward from previous job - This function is only relevant in job scheduling. If you select this scheduling direction for operations scheduling, the production order will be scheduled forward from the current date. In job scheduling, scheduling is established for one job, and all other jobs for the production are scheduled accordingly.
     
    Specify the current job in the Job identification field in the Production - Job scheduling (class form) dialog box. That means that if you select one job and choose Forward from previous job as your scheduling direction, job scheduling will be based on the previous job's placement in time. The current job 2 is placed behind job 1, and the other jobs in production are placed behind them. This might be useful if you want scheduling to be based on a specific job.
    If no job is specified in the Job identification field, the planned order will be scheduled forward from the current date. If this is the first job scheduling, the planned order will also be scheduled forward from the current date.

  • Backward from previous job - This function is only relevant in job scheduling. If you select this scheduling direction for operations scheduling, planned orders will be scheduled backwards from the current date. Job scheduling is based on a specific job, and all other jobs for the production are scheduled according to that job. Specify the current job in the Job identification field. That means that if you specified a job and you select Backward from previous job as your scheduling direction, then job scheduling will be based on the previous job's placement in time. If no job is specified in the Job identification field, the planned order will be scheduled backward from the current date. If this is the first job scheduling, the planned order will be scheduled backward from the current date.

Scheduling date

Enter the date that will be used for the scheduling direction Forward from scheduling date or Backward from scheduling date. Scheduling is then made backward or forward from that date.

Time

Select the time to base scheduling on when Scheduling date is selected as the scheduling direction.

Cancel queue time

Select to omit queue time in the schedule.

Cancel setup

Select to omit setup time in the schedule.

Cancel process

Select to omit run time in the schedule.

Cancel overlap

Select to omit overlap time in the schedule.

Cancel transport

Select to omit transit time in the schedule.

Schedule references

Select this check box to schedule the attached underlying or overlying productions according to the main production. In relation to the current production, overlying productions will be scheduled forward, and the underlying productions will be scheduled backwards. Production order references can be viewed in the Reference level field in the Production orders form.

Synchronize references

Select this check box to schedule the productions that are related to the production specified in the Production field based on the production's starting and ending times. This check box is available only when the Schedule references check box is selected. When you are job scheduling, you can also specify a job identification. The other jobs for the current production and reference productions will then be scheduled according to this job.

For more information about job scheduling, see Production - Job scheduling (class form).

Finite capacity

Select this check box if you want the job scheduling to include capacity limits.

Finite material

Select this check box if you want the scheduling to consider materials as finite. If the materials are finite, the coverage of material for that time is considered. Scheduling considers the item futures dates for the items and reserves the raw materials and explodes the current production. If scheduling occurs more than one time, only the first scheduling will explode the production and make reservations.

If you make changes in the bill of materials or route for the production, the next scheduling runs an explosion. The explosion is based on the calculation of materials that are required on the scheduling date. Because the production is not scheduled at the time of the master schedule explosion, the current date is used as the best estimate of when the items will become available. The explosion checks whether the items are on hand. If the items are not on hand by the current date, a planned order is generated and an offset selection is made for the planned order.

If automatic-firming is set up for the planned order, the planned order is firmed automatically for purchase or production. The status for production automatically changes to the status specified in the Requested production status field in the Coverage group form. Clear the check box if you want the materials to always be considered on hand.

Finite property

Select this check box if you want the job scheduling to include property requirements.

Keep production unit

Select if the scheduling engine will only schedule resources that are already specified on the production unit.

Keep warehouse from resource

Select if the scheduling engine will only schedule resources that are associated with the input warehouse specified on the resource.


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