Production flow model 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

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

Use this form to create and configure production flow models to use in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Lean manufacturing. Production flow models define the capacity settings that are used to schedule kanban jobs in work cells. They also define how kanban schedules for the work cells are structured and displayed in the kanban boards. When you set up a work cell, you must assign a production flow model.

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

Tab

Description

Overview

Create production flow model lines. You can also view a list of all production flow models.

General

Enter and modify information about the selected production flow model.

Kanban schedule

Enter parameters to define the scheduling behavior of work cells that use the production flow model. These parameters also define the structure of the kanban schedule for the work cell.

Field

Description

Production flow model

The identification of the production flow model.

Model type

Select the method to measure capacity for the work cell. The options are as follows:

  • Throughput – The capacity and load of a work cell are measured in quantities of product that are produced.

  • Hours – The capacity and load of a work cell are measured in periods of hours and minutes.

After you create a production flow model, you cannot change the value of this field.

EPE Cycle in days

Enter a number of days to define the EPE (Every Product Every) cycle that is used in automatic planning. The value in this field is used to calculate the period when a kanban job is scheduled:

start date = due date – EPE cycle

After you create a production flow model, you can change the value of this field. The change does not affect jobs that are created.

Capacity shortage reaction

Select the method of kanban scheduling to use if there is no capacity available during the required period. The options are as follows:

  • Postpone – The job is postponed until the day that throughput becomes available.

  • Cancel – Automatic planning of the kanban job is canceled.

  • Add to the requested period – The job is added to the scheduled period of the required date. The result is that the work cell is overloaded during the scheduled period.

  • Distribute – The kanbans of a single event are distributed to the available production periods, starting with the first available period.

Planning period type

Select the planning period. The options are as follows:

  • Day – The kanban schedule consists of periods of calendar days. The Kanban schedule board displays days per column.

  • Week – The kanban schedule consists of periods of weeks. The Kanban schedule board displays weeks per column.

Planning time fence

Enter the number of planning periods to use in the planning time fence. Planning periods can be either days or weeks. The Kanban schedule board displays the kanban jobs that are scheduled during the planning time fence that is defined.


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