The Capacity View shows capacity loads categorized by work centers and machine centers thus visualizing bottlenecks and conflicts concerning delivery dates at one glance.
Elements and symbols in the Capacity View
A calendar in the background of the Gantt chart shows non-working times in grey, working times in white. By clicking the according menu items, non-working periods can either be hidden or shown.
Each operation of a Production Order is represented by a bar, the color of which depending on the belonging order's category. The bars of the operations are colored during working times and white during non-working times.
The following information can be gathered from optical indicators:
- Currently marked operation:
- Operation changed but not saved yet
- Violated due date
Operation with zero setup and runtime
Sometimes there will be operations that don't occupy any capacity, e.g. drying phases. Such operations will be visualized now in the Capacity View by a vertical line so that you can still see that something's going on there but not using any capacity.
Categories in the Capacity View are distinguished by the same colors as in the Production Order View.
Show or hide the setup times by a context menu.
Links between operations are shown after having clicked one operation of the according production order.
If you click an operation, a vertical line in the color of the operation's status appears, indicating the due date.
The update line indicates the time when your plan was last updated.
In the VPS, you can show a capacity curve in the Capacity View, to see free and exceeded capacities, a red box indicating an overload.
Besides, according symbols in the table part show capacity bottlenecks.
You can also change the capacity aggregation period.
The meaning of the symbols in detail:
- No overload at the parent resource (group) but at one or more subordinate resource(s)
- Overload at the resource (group) itself and at one or more subordinate resources
- Overload only at the resource (group) itself
Please note that if there isn't any overload in the complete plan the symbol column will not be shown.