Route groups (form) [AX 2012]

Updated: January 25, 2012

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 > Setup > Routes > Route groups.

Use this form to create and manage route groups. A route group defines policies that control how routes are processed. Settings in a route group apply to all routes that are included in the group.

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

Tab

Description

General

View or change the settings that specify the information to include in calculations for the selected route group. The calculations include the following:

  • Estimation

  • Costing

  • Automatic route consumption

  • Feedback for operations that are reported as finished.

Setup

View or change the criteria that are used to process the selected route group. The criteria include activation, job management, working time, and capacity.

Field

Description

Route group

The identification of the route group. The route operation uses the route group's setup when, for example, scheduled jobs are started. For more information, see Production orders (form).

Name

Enter a name for the route group.

Calculate setup time

Select this check box to include the setup time and setup category in calculations for estimation and costing. If this check box is selected, the setup time and category must be specified in the route.

If the check box is cleared, and setup time is reported by a journal, the cost price is not affected.

NoteNote

Setup times are often part of the calculated item price, so this check box is typically selected.

For more information, see Production - Estimation (class form).

Calculate run time

Select this check box to include run time when you calculate estimation. This means that process time and process category must be specified in the route.

If this check box is selected and process time is reported by a route or job journal, costing also calculates the contribution of the process time. However, if the check box is cleared and process time is reported by a journal, the cost price is not affected.

NoteNote

Process times are often part of the calculated item price, so this check box is typically selected.

For more information, see Production - Estimation (class form).

Calculate quantity

Select this check box to include quantity when you calculate estimation. This means that the planned quantity of the finished product is the quantity that is calculated for each operation on the route. However, the quantity depends on the scrap percentage that is specified for the operations, which can result in a surplus. For more information, see Production route (form).

If the check box is selected and quantity types are specified on operations in the route, estimation includes the prices for the quantity types.

You can use quantity, for example, as a piecework addition for each piece that is reported as finished. If this check box is cleared, no cost amount is posted when cost is calculated for the production.

For more information, see Production - Estimation (class form).

Automatic consumption, setup time

Select this check box to enable automatic consumption of the estimated setup time when a production is started or reported as finished.

Estimated consumption is transferred to the consumption journal, which is then posted to the ledger either automatically or manually. Consumption is registered for the production when route journals are posted. You can override this setting when you start a production or report it as finished. For more information, see Production - Start (class form) and Production - Report as finished (class form).

Select this check box if the calculated time is to be fully consumed so that the setup time is not calculated

. Additionally, select this check box if consumption is at least equal to the estimated setup time. In this case, feedback can override the estimated consumption.

If, for example, feedback on the setup time for an operation is equal to or less than the estimated setup time, the consumption is still added to the estimate. That is, the selection of resources is enabled for setup time for the positive difference between the calculated setup time minus the registered consumption transactions of setup time.

If the consumption transactions for setup time are greater than the estimated transaction, the consumption of setup time is the registered consumption transactions.

Automatic consumption, run time

Select this check box to automatically consume the estimated process time when a production is started or reported as finished.

The estimated consumption is transferred to the consumption journal, which is then posted to the ledger automatically or manually. Consumption occurs when route journals are posted to the ledger. You can override this setting when you start a production or report it as finished.

Additionally, the following options are available when this check box is selected:

  • Fully consume the calculated time so that the setup time cannot be collected.

  • Focus on overconsumption of process time. Consumption is at least equal to the estimated process time. In this case, feedback can override the estimated consumption.

    If, for example, feedback on the setup time for an operation is equal to or less than the estimated setup time, the consumption is still added to the estimate. That is, the selection of resources is enabled for setup time for the positive difference between the calculated setup time minus the registered consumption transactions of setup time.

    If the consumption transactions for setup time exceed the estimated transaction, the consumption of setup time equals the registered consumption transactions.

Automatically report quantity as finished

Select this check box to always consume the estimated quantity when a production is started or reported as finished.

The estimated quantity is transferred to the consumption journal, which is then posted to the ledger either automatically or manually. Consumption occurs when route journals are posted to the ledger. You can override the parameters when you start a production or report it as finished.

Additionally, select this check box to focus on quantity when consumption is at least equal to the estimated quantity. In this case, feedback can override the estimated quantity.

If, for example, there is feedback on quantity for an operation that is equal to or less than the estimated quantity, the consumption is added to the estimate. Quantity is automatically set to the positive difference between the calculated quantity minus the quantity of the registered consumption transactions.

If the quantity of the consumption transactions exceeds the estimate, the quantity consumption is the same as the registered quantity.

Report operation as finished

If this check box is selected, operations on the current route group must be manually reported as finished. You can override this selection when you report a production as finished. Feedback reported through the route journal or job journal determines whether the operation is finished.

Route/job type

The route or job type for which to include or exclude information about activation, job management, working time, and capacity for when you run a scheduling. You can include the information by selecting the Activation, Job management, Working time, and Capacity check boxes. .

Activation

Select this check box to enable calculations and scheduling for the selected job type, and to receive feedback when you run job scheduling.

Job management

Select this check box to include the job type in job management when you run job scheduling.

Working time

Select this check box if you want to schedule the job type according to the working time calendar that is defined for the operations resource. Otherwise, the Gregorian calendar is used.

Working time can be scheduled either according to the Gregorian calendar or the defined working time calendar.

If you select the Working time check box, scheduling is based on the defined working time calendar. For more information, see Working time templates (form). Additionally, the job of the job type is scheduled from midnight on the date that is defined as the job's starting date.

Capacity

Select this check box to reserve capacity for the job type when you run job scheduling.

If you select this check box, capacity is reserved when scheduling is run for the selected job type. This gives you an overview of which job types in each route group use the operations resources. For more information, see Resources (form), Forecast plans (form) and Master plans (form).

For example, in a situation where drying resources such as drying drums are bottleneck resources, these resources must be specified as bottlenecks. Drying operations that are assigned to queue time job types will reserve drying resources.


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