The Manufacturing Scheduler (EIMS)
is used to schedule the work to be completed
at each station of a production line or a production area and maintain the overall
schedule for the associated area.
The main production screen is used to
schedule orders on the production line. The line supervisor determines which
stations can be used for a production run, which orders will be scheduled on the
production line, and whether the run will be optimized for throughput or order priority.
When the production run is scheduled,
tailored procedures will be dynamically generated for the work that will be accomplished
at each station for each order. Additional routing information is generated to
insure that the order flows through the proper stations.
The schedule editor is used to edit or
rearrange the current schedule for an entire production area or for an individual station
in the production area. The screen also allows a line supervisor to access and view
the procedures that have been scheduled for any station in the associated production area.