Setting up the VAPS

How to define default colors

Define default colors at one central page so that you can quickly apply different color schemes in the planning board.

The Visual Advanced Production Scheduler allows you to quickly change the coloring in the planning board. This enables you to focus on different kinds of information at one glance - quicker. Overall, we support the following color schemes:

  • Item view
  • Machine/ work center view
  • Production order view
  • Production order status view
  • Progress view
  • Availability view
  • Wait times view

All these color schemes are based on default colors. You can define them on the "color setup" page, which you can access from the NETRONIC VAPS menu, or by simply searching for "color setup". The color setup page looks as follows:

General information

You can define colors either by their hex value or by clicking the three dots in each color-related line. This opens a color picker. 

All colors that you define here are always only applied to the bars in the planning board. Hence, these colors are used to determine the color or a production order routing line (operation) in the planning board.

Specific settings and what they are for

Let's look at all the settings that you can make in more detail.

General

  • Default item color:  This is the color in which every bar is shown in the Item View. If you want to focus on certain items, you have to define item-specific colors on the item page.
  • Default machine/ work center color: This is the color in which every bar is shown in the Machine/ Work Center View. If you want to focus on certain machines, you have to define machine-specific colors on the machine center (or work center) page. 
  • Default production order color: This is the color in which every bar is shown in the Production Order View. If you want to focus on certain production orders, you have to define production order-specific colors on the production order page.
  • Setup time color: The color being used for the small rectangle at the beginning of the bar that visualizes setup times of an operation.

Progress Status

These colors are relevant for the Progress View.

  • Progress status missed: 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. The required due date is a new data field provided by the VAPS. It is fixed, and will not be changed by any Business Central scheduling run. The "progress status missed" color will be applied to all operations of a production order of which a minimum of one operation ends past the required due date.
  • Progress status not started: 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. The "progress status not started" color will be applied to all operations of a production order of which a minimum of one operation ends past the required due date.
  • Progress status OK: 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.

Production Status

These colors are relevant for the Production Order Status View.

  • Planned order: Defines the color in which all planned production orders are shown.
  • Firm planned order: Defines the color in which all firm planned production orders are shown.
  • Released order: Defines the color in which all released production orders are shown.

Material Availability

These colors are relevant for the Availability View.

  • Material available: Defines the color in which production orders are shown when the material is available.
  • Material not Available: Defines the color in which production orders are shown when the material is not available.

Waiting Times

These colors are relevant for the Wait Times View.

  • Due date warning: Defines the color in which production orders are shown that have operations that need to wait AND the production order runs late.
  • Wait time warning: Defines the color in which production orders are shown that have operations that need to wait, but the production order finishes in time.
  • Wait time default: Defines the color in which production orders are shown that have no waiting times.

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