Machine Constraints

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The Machine Constraints page allows you to define secondary constraints that apply whenever a work center or a machine center has production orders scheduled on it. Secondary constraints applied at this level are typically machine operators.

If the constraint is specific to an item or a routing operation it must be defined in the production bill of materials. If the constraint is specific to a certain production order, like customer-specific packaging, it must be defined in the production order components. If the constraint is specific to a certain operation when running on a certain work center or machine center, like a machine-specific mold, it must be defined on the Machine Alternate Constraints page.

Machine Constraints Tooltips

Field/Control Name Caption ToolTip
Capacity Type Capacity Type Specifies whether the record is for a work center or machine center.
Capacity No. Capacity No. Specifies the work center or machine center number this record applies to.
Item No. Item No. Specifies the item number used as the constraint.
Variant Code Variant Code Specifies the variant of the item number used as the constraint.
Resource ID Resource Group Specifies what items are used together as a group. Items with the same resource group value are consumed together. Different resource group values indicate alternate groups and the system chooses only one group to use when scheduling.
Requirement ID Requirement Kit Specifies a code that allows you to define the same resource requirement more than once. Rarely changed from the default value.
Consume From Consume From Specifies the point from when this item is to be consumed. Typically the start.
From Segment From Segment Specifies the starting segment at which the item is required.
Consume To Consume To Specifies the point to when this item is to be consumed. Typically the end.
To Segment To Segment Specifies the ending segment at which the item is required.
Release At Release At Specifies the point to when this item is released. Typically the end. This value is irrelevant if the release segment is empty.
Release Segment Release Segment Specifies the segment at which the item is released. This should be empty if the item is consumed by the process.
Logic Logic Specifies the logic that indicates the consumption pattern for the item. Either fixed quantity or order quantity prorated.
Quantity Per Quantity Per Specifies the number of production order units for which the quantity required applies to. Ignored if the logic is fixed quantity.
Quantity Required Quantity Required Specifies the number of units that are required of the item. Positive numbers consume while negative numbers replenish into the MxAPS internal inventory.
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