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Scheduling by Machine by Operation
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Written by Vânia Lourenço
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The scheduling by machine by operation view allows you to have a detailed visualization of the operations assigned to the different machines within a date range. It provides insights into the loads and capacities of the company, considering the available filters.

Available Filters

There are multiple filters available to provide you with more detail on the distribution per machine in the scheduling menu.

  • Shipping: Only the production orders with the shipping identified on the filter will be displayed. In that same context, only the machines associated with those production orders will be listed.

  • Production order: Only the scheduled operations from the Production order identified on the filter will be displayed. In that same context, only the machines associated with that production order will be listed. The load will be adapted accordingly.

  • Product: Only the operations in the identified product will be displayed. In that same context, only the machines associated with operations from that product will be listed.

  • Section (Machine): Only the machines that belong to the identified section will be presented on the listing. The load and capacity will be adapted accordingly.

  • Machine: Only the operations assigned to the filtered machine will be presented. The capacity will be adapted accordingly, and the load will be stacked and shown in color-coded by production order.

  • Date filter: Time interval to be displayed in the Gantt chart.

Available Functionalities

1. Change the machines assigned to the operations

Upon the creation of the production order you can assign machines under the advanced fields options, but when scheduling by operation a more detailed approach is needed. If you do not have machines assigned to each operation nothing will be shown in this view (see exception on point 3.). To know more on how to assign machines to operations check this article.

To modify the machines assigned to each operation, press on the operation bar (1) and assign the desired machines (2).

2. Change start and end dates

  • Drag and drop operations:

You can rearrange the operations by dragging them to different dates, which will impact the start and end date of the production order to which the operation is assigned. To drag the operation 'click and hold' the operation bar you want to re-schedule and drag it to the desired date.

  • Extend/Shrink the operation bar:

When you rearrange the operations by dragging them to different dates, as mentioned above it will impact the start and end date of the production order, but you can also increase/decrease the production order duration, by expanding/shrinking the bar size of the operations on both borders.

Note that, changing the operations bar size will not impact their cycle time, but will impact the load.

3. Auto-assign machines

In point 1. an exception was mentioned which refers to the auto-assignment of machines. Fusion operations will auto-assign them to scheduled operations if the operation has a single machine, saving you time from the need to do it one-by-one when only one is available.

For example, the production order 'PO_01' has a product 'Strawberry Cake' to be produced and the product has a 'Mixing' operation with one machine 'MIXER 1' assigned:

And without any other action, it's shown in scheduling:

This means that if your operation has one machine it will be shown in the scheduling by operation by machine without extra work from your team. Note that if you change the machine in the operation that will be reflected in the scheduling.

Additional information available

On the left of all operations bars, you'll find a small colored marking which indicates the status of the operation (1):

  • Green: means that the operation is already performed, which indicates that the quantity ordered in the Production order has been produced for that specific operation.

  • Red: means that the operation end date is in the past and the units ordered were not produced.

  • Blue: means that the operation is scheduled and on time.

You also have a red line (2) that marks the present day for guidance and a red circle with an exclamation point (3) that warns you when the operation needs a machine and it's not yet scheduled.

Available Views

Besides the Gantt Chart(0), it's possible to have the machines presented in a list (1) or a calendar (2):

1. List View:

In the list view, you have organized all operations into machines, considering the operation date, and providing information such as production order, product code, estimated time, and other details listed below.

This information is available to be exported to Excel/PDF by selecting the buttons highlighted in the image above.

2. Calendar View:

On the calendar view, you have the option to visualize the production orders presented by month and week on a calendar (1). To navigate between the months/weeks you should select the buttons "<" ">" available (2).


1. Can I change the order my machines are presented in the listing?

The order of the machines is by default alphanumeric, which means that it depends on the code of the machine. You can use numbers or letters at the beginning of the machine code to order them as you want.

If after reading this article you still have some doubts, feel free to reach out to us through our Live-chat feature, or directly to your CSM.

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