Production flow model (form) [AX 2012]

Updated: November 25, 2010

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 > Lean manufacturing > Production flow models.

Use this form to create a production flow model. A production flow model defines the capacity settings that are used to schedule kanban jobs in a work cell. The production flow model also defines how the kanban schedule for the work cell is structured. 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

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 descriptive name 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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