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You use this activity to define operations (see Operation).

This activity allows you to do the following:

Fields

The following table describes fields requiring explanation:

Main Tab

Field

Description

Status

The current status of the operation

Releasable: Operators or machines can work on SFC numbers at this operation.

Frozen: Operators or machines can work on SFC numbers at this operation. Users should not change this operation record.

Obsolete: Operators or machines cannot work on SFC numbers at this operation. This operation is no longer used.

Hold: Operators or machines cannot work on SFC numbers at this operation. This status is temporary. When the hold issue is resolved, users can change the status of this record.

New: Users cannot use this operation, but they can change this operation record. The operation is new and not ready for production.

Hold Consec NC: Operators and machines cannot work on SFC numbers with consecutive nonconformances logged against them at this operation.

Hold SPC Viol: Operators or machines cannot work on SFC numbers with SPC violations at this operation.

Hold SPC Warn: Operators and machines cannot work on SFC numbers with SPC warnings at this operation.

Hold Yield Rate: Operators and machines cannot work on SFC numbers with yield rates below the defined values at this operation.

Note Note

For _SYSTEM operation the status is Releasable and the field is disabled.

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Operation Type

Normal: This operation is a standard manufacturing process.

Special: This operation is a special operation. It is not a standard manufacturing process.

Test: This operation is for test purposes.

Note Note

For _SYSTEM operation, the operation type is Normal and the field is disabled.

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Special Operation Routing

The routing where this special operation is the first routing step

If you specified Special operation in the Operation Type field, the system supplies the name of the special operation routing and can automatically create the routing when you save the operation record.

Note Note

This field is disabled for _SYSTEM operation.

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Resource Type

Associates a resource type with this operation

Note Note

This field is disabled for _SYSTEM operation.

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Default Resource

The resource that the POD automatically displays in the Resource field after the operator enters this operation in the Operation field and presses TAB. It must belong to the resource type specified in the Resource Type field on this tab page.

Note Note

This field is disabled for _SYSTEM operation.

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NC Client

The nonconformance client for this operation. Use NC Client Maintenance to define the behavior and look of the nonconformance-related buttons.

Overrides the nonconformance client specified in POD Maintenance.

Note Note

This field is disabled for _SYSTEM operation.

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Default NC Code

The default nonconformance code for this operation. The system supplies this code when the operator logs a nonconformance against the SFC number.

Note Note

This field is disabled for _SYSTEM operation.

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Reporting Step

Related to SAP ME ERP integration; an ERP reporting step corresponding to this operation

Note Note

This field is disabled for _SYSTEM operation.

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Work Center

Related to SAP ME ERP integration; the reporting work center associated with this operation. This value will be copied to the routing step when this operation is added in Routing Maintenance.

Maximum Loop Count

The maximum number of times an SFC number can be processed at this operation

Note Note

This field is disabled for _SYSTEM operation.

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Special Instruction

The special instructions for the routing step

This text appears in the POD, according to the settings of the Special Instruction Display field in POD Maintenance.

Note Note

The operation can be of any type. It does not have to be a special operation. If you enter text in this field after this operation has been used on a routing, the text does not appear in the POD. This field is disabled for _SYSTEM operation.

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System Defined

The operation is non-editable and no new versions can be created

Note Note

This field appears for _SYSTEM operation only; selected by default and disabled.

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Required Time In Process (minutes)

The required elapsed time or active work time (measured in minutes) for an SFCs being processed (see Elapsed Time in Process Check)