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You can use this activity to create and change container records by defining the following:

  • Objects to be packed into a container (see Container)

  • Data types used to collect data for the container and the SFC numbers being packed into the container

  • Documents to be printed during the packing process

  • Dimensions of the container

For more information, see Setting Up Packing.

Prerequisites
  1. You have specified units of measurement for distance and mass in System Rule Maintenance (see Miscellaneous Rules).

  2. You have defined data fields for the container and SFC number in Data Field Definition Maintenance (see Data Field Definition Maintenance).

  3. You have assigned these fields to the data types of the Packing Container and Packing SFC categories in Data Field Assignment Maintenance (see Data Field Assignment Maintenance).

Rules

The following table describes rules and settings that you can change for this activity in Activity Maintenance:

Rule

Setting

MAXIMUM_QTY

YES (default): Requires the user to enter a value in the Max Qty field in Container Maintenance

NO: Does not require the user to enter a value in the Max Qty field in Container Maintenance

MINIMUM_QTY

YES (default): Requires the user to enter a value in the Min Qty field in Container Maintenance

NO: Does not require the user to enter a value in the Min Qty field in Container Maintenance

Fields

The following tables describe fields requiring explanation:

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Field

Description

Status

Releasable: Allows users to use this container when setting up packing

Frozen: Allows users to use this container when setting up packing; indicates that users should not change this container record

Obsolete: Prevents users from using this container when setting up packing; indicates that this container is no longer used

Hold: Prevents users from using this container when setting up packing; indicates that this status is temporary. When the hold issue is resolved, users can change the status of this record.

New: Prevents users from using this container when setting up packing, but allows users to change this container record; indicates that this container record is new and not ready for production

Hold Consec NC: Prevents operators and machines from working on SFC numbers with consecutive nonconformances logged against them using this container

Hold SPC Viol: Prevents operators and machines from working on SFC numbers with SPC violations using this container

Hold SPC Warn: Prevents operators and machines from working on SFC numbers with SPC warnings using this container

Hold Yield Rate: Prevents operators and machines from working on SFC numbers with yield rates below defined values using this container

Container Data Type

The data type that is used to collect data for the container during the packing process (see Packing Data Types)

SFC Data Type

The data type that is used to collect data for the SFC number during the packing process

SFC Pack Order

Specifies how SFC numbers in a process lot are packed:

SFC: SFC numbers in the process lot are packed into the container in SFC order.

FIFO in Process Lot: SFC numbers in a process lot are packed by the time stamp (first in, first out) they were added to the process lot.

Total Min Qty

The total minimum number of SFC numbers, containers, or process lots that can be packed into the container

Pack Level

Specifies what is packed into the container:

Material: SFC numbers are packed in the container.

Container: Containers are packed in the container.

Process Lot: Process lots are packed in the container.

Pack Level Value

Blank:

  • Material: The first SFC number placed into the container specifies the value of Material, Version, and Shop Order for all subsequent SFC numbers

  • Container: The first container placed into the container specifies the value of Container for all subsequent SFC numbers

  • Process Lot: The first SFC number placed into the container specifies the value of Process Lot for all subsequent SFC numbers

* : Any value of a material, container, or process lot

Specific value: The specific value of a material, container, or process lot

Version

Blank: The current version of the material

* : Any version of the material

Specific value: The specific value of the material

Shop Order

Blank: The first SFC number placed in the container specifies the shop order for all subsequent SFC numbers.

* : Any shop order of the material and version of the first SFC number placed in the container can be packed.

Specific value: The specific shop order

Min Qty

The minimum quantity of the pack level value that must be packed into the container before it can be closed

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Field

Description

Sequence

The order in which the documents are printed

Document

Documents that are printed during the packing process