The Routings Maintenance Utility allows
BPCS users to create, change or delete entire routings for many items at
once. Users can also copy or delete associated routing text.
This utility can therefore significantly reduce the time and effort required
to set up the base data required for Costing, Shop Floor Control and Capacity
How does it work?
The user first selects a number of items
for which routings are to be created, changed or deleted, called ‘target
items’. The selection process allows items with common codes such
as item class, planner, or buyer, to be included in the update. A
wild card selection option can also be chosen to select all items with
a common value in the item number or item description.
Having selected the items to be maintained,
a master routing is selected, which will be copied to all of the target
items in the selection. In delete mode, the selected items will have
their entire routings deleted. The user has the option to copy only
selected operations from the master item. Routing text for selected
operations of the master routing item can also be copied to the target
Routing Maintenance Utility produces an
audit trail of actions carried out. In addition, the audit report
can be requested without an update for simulation purposes.