How to define the operation can be executed on either this work center 'A'or this work center 'A' ?
In ur case we can create (3x 2 x 5) 30 Alternate sequences. But it is not a practical solution.
Create Std. sequence with most frequently used W.C s like MWS, HMC1, Makino 1.
Then create parallel sequneces for remaining work centers.
Create more number of Routings with the different combinations of Work centers and use Production versions concept.
Create Std. sequence with most frequently used W.C s and ask the End users to change the work centers whenever necessary before Releasing the Order.
Create machines as number of capacities in a single work center, Then u will have only 1 Work Centers for each operation. Still u will account for cumulative capacity.
I hope Solution 3 will solve ur problem in a practical way.
Experts, welcome for better solution if any.
Edited by: S G Kiran on Oct 13, 2008 9:50 AM