WO-K-A Enter Work Order Routings
Purpose of Program
When the work order is created under status code F (firmed) or R (released) or is changed from status code S (scheduled) to code F, a work order routing is created and added to the work order routing file. The work order routing is a copy of the standard routing for the parent product as defined in the Routings module.
This routing can be edited in this program or, if there is no standard routing, you may enter one from scratch through this program. If you plan on manufacturing the item another time, you should set up a permanent routing in the Routings module first. If you will not manufacture the item again, you can enter a work order routing which will be archived with the work order.
The routing defines how and where an item is manufactured by breaking the manufacturing process into discrete sequences (operations).
Once the work order routing is created, you can make changes to the routing. These changes will apply to this one order without affecting the item's standard routing.
All sequences in the work order routing will print on the shop traveler, unless you specifically shut them off through RO-L Enter Sequence Print Control.
General Program Operation
In most cases this program is used to modify a copy of the standard routing from the Routings module that was copied into the work order routing file. You may, however, enter a work order routing from scratch, if a standard routing does not exist for the parent product.
This would be useful if you were using the work order system for service and repair orders, for example, where the routing instructions were of a one time nature.
Entering a work order routing is identical to entering a routing through RO-A Enter Routings except that you specify a Work Order number rather than a item number. Refer to RO-A Enter Routings for field explanations and general program operation.
To edit or view an existing work order routing, enter the Work Order number and press <Enter>, or select one from a pop-up window by pressing F2 (or clicking on the Lookup button).
Once the routing is on the screen, it is edited or added to like a standard routing. Refer to RO-A Enter Routings for detailed instructions on operating the program. If Lead Time scheduling is enabled in SD-B Work Orders Defaults you will see a message when saving an edited sequence that if you made any changes that could affect production run time, you should run SH-P Lead Time Scheduling to recalculate the dates for the work order.