Production flow version details (form) [AX 2012]

Updated: November 14, 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 > Setup > Lean manufacturing > Production flows. On the Versions tab, click Details.

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

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

Button

Description

Validate

Validate the selected production flow version. The validation steps are as follows:

  • Ensure that production flow activities are configured correctly.

  • Calculate the activity cycle times for all activities in the production flow version.

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

Activate

Activate the selected production flow version. As a prerequisite step to activation, the production flow version is validated. When the production flow version is validated successfully, it becomes activated. The activate function is only available when an inactive production flow version is selected.

Deactivate

Deactivate the selected production flow version. This function is only available when an active production flow version is selected.

Recalculate

Recalculate the activity cycle times for the selected production flow version. The activity cycle times are first calculated when the production flow version is validated.

Activities

View and maintain activities that are defined for the selected production flow 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 time

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 time

Enter the minimum acceptable takt time for the production flow version. If the actual takt time is less than the minimum takt time, the production flow is running too quickly. 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 time

Enter the maximum acceptable takt time for the production flow version. If the actual takt time is more than the maximum takt time, the production flow is running too slowly. 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 time

For feeder production flows, the required takt time is the takt time that is needed 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 / ∑ (ratio (activity relation)/cycle time (downstream production flow activity))

Actual takt

The takt time that is calculated based on the actual jobs that are completed during a defined period. If the production flow version is active, this field is calculated by using the following formula:

actual takt = working hours of cycle time period / quantity produced in cycle time period

The output quantity of the production flow version is determined from the last activity of the production flow. If a production flow version has multiple delivery branches, the quantities from the last activities of all branches are summed.

Example

The working shift is 8 hours, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The cycle time period is 2 days. The working hours of the cycle time period are 16 hours, which is equal to 960 minutes. Assuming that 600 pieces were produced during the last 16 hours of working time (on Wednesday at 12 a.m. all jobs that were completed between Monday 12 a.m. and Wednesday 12 a.m. are included), the actual takt time is:

960 / 600 = 1.6 minutes

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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