User Interface: Check Operations – Resource Gantt Chart

In the previous blog, drilling down of assignments was done but not yet for confirmation of candidate resources. This adjustment can be done in the Resource Gantt chart.

The Resource Gantt chart shows the schedule of each resource, and displays the relevant information on the bar.

You will also be able to check the information of the operations in the data tip when you move the mouse over the bar.

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The data tip content can be changed based on your preference to make the schedule easy to check.
Right-click on the upper-left cell of the Resource Gantt chart, and select the Display settings menu.

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Change the “Use instruction data tip text expression” in the Gantt tab.

Select “Operation code + Item code + Quantity + LET” as the expression. Click insert.

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Move your mouse back to the bar and you will notice that the contents of the data tip has been changed showing more details such as item, quantity, order due date etc.

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As we can move the operations in the [Resource Gantt chart], let’s adjust order “03” which is delayed.
Order “03” is assigned to “Assembly 2”. The due date is the 7th and the quantity is 11,000.

In this sample, we will try to move and adjust operations for the delayed order “03”. Order “03” is assigned to Assembly 2 with due date on the 7th and quantity of 11,000.

Comparing to the other orders, the due date of order “01” is on the 4th which is earlier than the due date of order “03”. With this information, it is not advisable to exchange order “03” with order “01” as it may only cause further delay.

The due date of order “02”, on the other hand, is also on the 7th, and the quantity is 7,000. It may be on time and can be exchanged with the order “03”.

To be able to move order “03”, drag order “03” and drop and replace order “02”.

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You will see that orders “03” and “02” are now piled up together.

Order “03” is now fixed since it was moved to an earlier date. Even when rescheduling, the fixed operation will be assigned at the fixed position as close as possible. To see the rescheduling results easily, reduce the width of the date cells.

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Run the reschedule button and you can find the fixed order “03” has not moved but order “02” has been moved to eliminate a piling-up state.

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Note that the other operations will also be reassigned to adjust the schedule to a reasonable one. As a result, order “03” was on time for its due date, but orders “02” and “04” were delayed. In this sample, you will notice that manual adjustments affected the other orders. Therefore, it is difficult to eliminate the delay.

To learn more about Asprova specific to this sample demonstration, you may visit Asprova’s e-Learning videos at http://lib.asprova.com/ (see 23. User Interface). You may also refer to the online help for more details on Fix operations.

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