Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Workflows


Workflows are part of the Bill of Materials record related to an item.  They allow you to define the steps to follow when manufacturing your product.

After setting up your work centers, you can add, edit, delete, and re-arrange the workflow steps on the Bill of Materials screen.  The estimated hours field is useful for you to get a sense of how long a batch of parts should take to run through the manufacturing step.  When OfficeBooks introduces its production scheduling tools, they will rely on the estimated hours in your workflow definitions as well as the "Daily hours" you define by work center to map out your production plan.

After you define your workflow, you can link subcomponents on your Bill of Materials to specific steps in your workflow.  This will be reflected on the PDF copy of your work orders.