Production flow version details upgrade (form) [AX 2012]

Updated: February 25, 2011

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

Preprocessing upgrade checklist > Prepare application data for preprocessing. Click Prepare kanbans for migration or Prepare LOS schedules for migration. Click Next version base data, Production flows, and then click Details.

Use this form to view and to enter information about the selected production flow version.

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

Button

Description

Validate

Open the Validate production flow form to validate the selected production flow version. The steps are as follows:

  • Ensure that the activities are configured correctly.

  • Calculate the activity cycle times for all the activities.

If there are validation issues, the warnings or error messages are displayed in an Infolog.

Activation

Select one of the following options:

  • Activate – Open the Activate production flow form to activate the selected version. As a prerequisite step to activation, the production flow version is validated. It becomes activated when validated successfully. The activate function is only available when an inactive production flow version is selected.

  • Deactivate – Open the Deactivate production flow form to deactivate the selected version. This function is only available when an active production flow version is selected.

Recalculate

Open the Recalculate takt times form to recalculate the activity cycle times for the selected version. These times are calculated for the first time when the production flow version is validated.

Activities

Open the Production flow activities form to view and maintain activities that are defined for the selected version.

Field

Description

Per cycle unit of measure

Enter the unit of measure that is used to define the product quantity per cycle. If the Default quantity unit field is set in the production parameters, the value is displayed here by default, but you can change it. If the production flow version is activated, you cannot change the value of this field.

Quantity per cycle

Enter the product quantity that is produced per one takt cycle of the production flow version. The default value is 1, but you can change it.

Takt unit

Select the unit of measure to use with takt times and cycle times of the production flow. If the Default time unit field is set in the production parameters, the value is displayed here by default, but you can change it.

Average takt

Enter a target takt time for the production flow version. You can use this field to monitor and analyze the performance of the work cell. You can compare the average takt time that you set against the actual takt time that is calculated.

Minimum takt

Enter the minimum acceptable takt time. If the actual takt time is less than the minimum takt time, the production flow is too quick. A warning message is displayed in the Cycle time performance indicator in the kanban board, and the indicator color moves to the red area.

The default value is 1, but you can change it.

Maximum takt

Enter the maximum acceptable takt time. If the actual takt time is more than the maximum takt time, the production flow is too slow. A warning message is displayed in the Cycle time performance indicator in the kanban board, and the indicator color moves to the red area.

The default value is the Average takt time x 2, but you can change it.

Required takt

For feeder production flows, the required takt time is the takt time that is required to supply the related downstream activities of the production flow version. The value is calculated from the cycle times of the downstream activities. The following formula is used:

required takt time = 1 / the sum of (ratio (activity relation)/cycle time (downstream production flow activity))

Period for actual cycle time (days)

Enter a number of days for which the Actual takt time is calculated. The actual takt time is calculated based on the jobs that are completed during this period.

You can change this value on production flow versions regardless of the activation status.


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