Visual Scheduling Tips & Tricks

What does the Progress View (color mode) show?

The Progress View helps you to quickly see which productions are late. This is both with respect to production orders that start late and those that finish late.

The Progress View differentiates production orders by their lateness and lets you define different colors for the following statuses:

  • Progress status missed. It indicates production orders that are planned to finish past a requested date. Hence, this is the default color that is used if the end date of an operation is past the required due date. 
  • Progress status not started.  It indicates production orders that should have been started by now, but are not. Hence, this is the default color that is used if the start date of a planned operation is before the current date/time. 
  • Progress status OK.  It indicates those production orders that neither start nor finish too late. Hence, this is the default color that is used if none of the above mentioned two colors get applied.

 

The Production Order Status View is particularly useful if you want to quickly see if you are running late.

 

You then can apply the Production Order Status View in two ways:

  1. On the "production simulations" page, you can choose it at "default view color type":
  2. When you are in the visual schedule, you can select Actions --> View Color Mode --> Progress View:

 

Important to know: the production order status color is applied to an entire production order.

 

The below screenshot shows a production schedule with the Production Order Status View applied. The following settings are used:

  • Progress status missed = red
  • Progress status not started = orange
  • Progress status OK = green