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You use this activity to create and maintain routings in the system (see Routing).

This activity allows you to do the following:

  • Use graphical and tabular modes for creating routings (see Creating Routing Steps in the Graphical Mode)

  • Draw lines between operations to define the manufacturing sequence of operations in the routing record

  • Associate a coded script with any branch in a routing

  • Configure nested routings

  • Configure disposition routings

  • Enter custom data values (see Custom Data)

See also: Routing Maintenance Options


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




010,10 (default): Sets the starting step ID to 010 and the increment value to 10 for the routing steps

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The starting sequence value must be a positive integer. The increment value must be a positive integer. A comma is the only valid separator.

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If not defined, the existing system-generated defaults are used.


The following tables describe fields requiring explanation:

Main Tab



Routing Type

The type of routing being defined

Production Routing: The routing used to produce a material

Note Note

You can release SFC numbers only to the routing of the Production type.

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Special Routing: The routing containing at least one special operation. Only a Special routing can contain a special operation. The first step on a special routing must be a special operation. You assign a special routing to operations in Operation Maintenance.

Disposition Function Routing: The routing used by the system to represent a disposition function.

SFC-Specific Routing: The routing used specially for a selected SFC number. This routing type is created in Dynamic Routing Maintenance.

Sample Routing: The routing used by the system to process SFC numbers selected for sampling (see Sample Plan Maintenance).

Note Note

The system abbreviates the routing type as follows: Production routing - U, NC routing - N, and Special routing - C.

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Releasable: Allows users to release SFC numbers to the routing

Frozen: Allows users to release SFC numbers to the routing

Users should not change the routing record.

Obsolete: Prevents users from releasing SFC numbers to the routing

The routing is no longer used.

Hold: Prevents users from releasing SFC numbers to the routing

The status is temporary. When the hold issue is resolved, users can change the status of the record.

Note Note

If the SFC Place Hold activity was used to place a hold on the routing, the field is read only and the hold ID is displayed next to this field. Use the SFC Release Hold activity to release it.

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New: The routing is in a newly-created state and not ready for releasing SFC numbers against it.

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The following statuses are not applicable for the Routing Maintenance and should not be used:

  • Hold Consec NC

  • Hold SPC Viol

  • Hold SPC Warn

  • Hold Yield Rate

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Tabular Routing

Selected: Creates routing steps in the tabular mode

Deselected: Creates routing steps in the graphical mode


Prints the document when an SFC number is processed on the routing

Note Note

Documents are defined in Document Maintenance (see Document Maintenance).

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Disposition Group

The group of disposition functions displayed to the operator at the end of a routing if no routings (such as Scrap or Done) have been assigned to the last step of the routing

Routing Tab in the Graphical Mode



Step ID

The step sequence assigned to the routing step


The operation assigned to the routing step

Work Center

The reporting work center for the step

Step Type

The step type assigned to the routing step


Opens the Routing Step Properties screen (see Routing Step Properties)