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Create a Routing – Setup Guide

A routing holds master data that capture the process requirements of a given produced item. Once a production order is created for that item, its routing will govern the scheduling of operation(s) as represented in the Prod. Order Routing window under the production order.

  • Item cards are created (see Create an Item Card – Setup Guide 1).
  • Production resources are set up (see Set up a Work Center – Setup Guide 5).
  • Gather all data about produced items, production resources, operation specifications, and process times.
    To Fill in the Routing Header
    1. From the Routing list page, click New to open a new, empty routing card.
    2. In the No. field, number the routing (for example according to the process or the parent item).
    3. In the Description field, name the routing (for example after the process or the parent item).
    4. Select Serial in the Type field (See online Help for information about the advanced type Parallel).
    5. The Status field must be New or Under Development to edit the routing, and Certified to enable it.
    To Fill in the Routing Lines
    1. You can copy existing lines by clicking Actions, Functions, Copy Routing to select an existing routing, or manually:
    2. In the Operation No. field, enter the number of the first operation (for example 10).
    3. Select in the Type field which kind of resource is used (for example Work Center).
    4. In the No. field, look up and select the resource to be used (or type it in the field).
    5. In the Routing Link Code field you can enter a code to connect the component to a specific operation (see Create Routing Links – Use Guide 8).
    Note: Apart from affecting the automatic consumption posting (flushing), routing links between operations and components ensure a nice process overview when recording operation data in the production journal. (See Register Consumption and Output – Use Guide 5.)
    6. In the Run Time and Setup Time fields, enter the process times needed to perform the operation. Note: Setup time is calculated per production order, run time is calculated per produced item.
    7. Specify in the Concurrent Capacities field how many units of the selected resource are used to perform the operation (for example 2. Two persons allocated to one packing operation will halve the run time).
    8. Continue to fill in lines for all operations involved in producing the item in question.
    9. Certify the routing.
    10. You can now attach the new routing to the card of the production item in question. (See Create an Item Card – Setup Guide 1.) Note: Remember also to recalculate the item’s standard cost.
    Avoid using routing versions unless absolutely necessary.
    Avoid using different units of measure for different process times.
    Avoid using send-ahead unless absolutely necessary.
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Jubel Thomas Joy, a 16+ year Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central/NAV/Navision expert, founded "Navision Planet" in 2009. Certified in Business Central , D365 - Commerce and many more. He blogs on the latest updates and various modules of Business Central & LS Central, showcasing expertise in SQL, Microsoft Power Platforms, and over 150 organizations of work experience.


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