Transit time (APS)
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Transit time can be
- Transportation time from one to another place
- Drying time
- Expand lead times. In this way, urgent work orders can be squeezed in by reducing transit times in APS-calculation types or Priorities
Step 1 is machine a, Step 2 is machine B
When the employee is finished with Step 1, he returns the goods to a collection point.
Later, the next employee collects the goods from the collection point and starts with step 2.
This time in between is an average transit time.
The transit time is always the time from preview operation to next operation and is defined in the resource from preview operation.
Transit time is entered in days.
Resource calendar is not taken into account. The factory calendar is considered only if this was enabled in the Configuration wizard.
Minimum transit time is entered: Configuration wizard – Master data – Resources.
Configuration of operation sequence:
|--- Transit time --| |-- Planned time --| |--- Idle time--|
First operation has no transit time.
Plan time operation 1
Idle time operation 1
Transit time of resource of operation 1
Plan time operation 2
Idle time operation 2
Resource-related transit time
It is possible to define different transit times to the next resource.
Example : 1 day to Resource A and 2 days to Resource B.
Click on yellow arrow in field "Transit time". In this window it is possible to insert the target resources with the resource related transfer time.
Transit time can be used to expand lead times. In this way, urgent work orders can be squeezed in by reducing transit times in APS-calculation types or Priorities
You have transit time 0.5 days
With forward calculation you see: It is not possible to deliver it to the planned delivery date
Now it's possible to decrease the Transit time in APS-calculation types or Priorities
In case of overlapping, always the largest transit time is used. The factory calendar is considered only if this was enabled in Configuration wizard.
See Parallel Operation and Overlapping
The system works with internal cache. If you change the transit time per target resource, you must reopen the APS Graphical view.