This WIKI explains how to create a routing with the necessary settings for capacity leveling and scheduling.
After the creation of the work center, the next step in the capacity requirements master data setup is the creation of a routing. The creation of a work center has been explained in detail on the wiki CRP: Basic Work Center Settings for Capacity Planning.
A routing represents a sequence of steps (operations) that is carried out for the production of a material. Generally, each operation refers to a specific work center.
There are several options for the creation of a routing (rate-routing, reference operation set, etc…) and in this example we will focus on the standard routing with reference to a material.
On the main screen, we will basically inform the material, plant and the key date, used for the validity check.
On the tab header details, it is important to define that the routing is relevant to production, by setting the proper usage, and to define that the routing is released.
After that, select the button Routings and you will be directed to the Overview screen.
Double click the routing to go to the operation overview screen.
On the operation overview screen, we will inform the work center and the control key.
Here, it is very important to define a control key relevant for scheduling and with the determination of capacity requirements, so that we can use this operation in capacity planning. In this example we will use the standard control key PP01.
On the operation details screen we will see the parameters from the work center standard value key. The values defined here will be used to calculate the operation duration and the capacity requirements.
Here we can also find other scheduling relevant settings, such as interoperation times splitting and overlapping. These settings can be explored later, however, we will not use them here, as this is a simple example.
It is possible to create different operations, for different work centers depending on your business requirements.
After that, you can check the scheduling results on the menu Extras – Scheduling – Schedule.
Here, we can see that the operation was scheduled according to the formula from the work center and the values defined on the operation standar values.