Prioritize Operations within Work Center

The purpose of the procedure is to prioritize operations within a work center.

Before You Start

Before you begin, the work orders must exist in 'Work Order. Open' (MOS100).

Follow These Steps

  1. Select 'Work Schedule. Open' (MOS130/B).

  2. To prioritize on a single level (schedule number), select sorting order 3. To prioritize on two levels (schedule number and schedule sequence), select sorting order 2.

  3. Specify the priority (sequence) in which the different operations are to be performed. If a schedule number is not specified for an operation, it is assigned number 00. These will then be sequenced before the operations that are assigned a schedule number. See example below.

  4. Confirm the entries.

  5. Press F5=Refresh to check that the changes have been made.

Example

The table below represents a simple work center schedule before operations have been prioritized using sorting order 3.

Sched. No. Start Date Product WO
  971122 B777 11
30 971129 C5331 21
20 971129 B7771-2 31
10 971130 V231-212 33
40 971130 B777-1 34

Once the above prioritization has been performed, the work center schedule will appear as below.

Sched. No. Start Date Product WO
  971122 B777 11
10 971130 V231-212 33
20 971129 B7771-2 31
30 971129 C5331 21
40 971130 B777-1 34

The actual order in which operations are displayed is determined by the sorting order in the view. The above example assumes a view with sorting based on the schedule number.

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