Operation Resequencing Functionality in Oracle Fusion Manufacturing
Just as in life, manufacturing processes do not always follow a straight path. Often shop floor requires flexibility to perform operations out of sequence. Traditional ERP manufacturing routings functionality allows setting up operation steps in a sequence. ERP work execution module allows operation bookings only in the sequence as defined in the routing. This works well when there is a hard constraint where a subsequent operation cannot be performed without a previous operation completed. A classic example of this is a machine shop where steps must be performed in a sequence.
However, on many production floors, it is possible to perform operations out of sequence. On assembly lines, sub-modules are manufactured in parallel that is then assembled at the final assembly station. In instrument or medical device manufacturing, if certain components are not available to assemble on a board, it is possible to do subsequent testing operations first and then complete the previous operation when components become available. Sometimes production cell is not available to perform a step, but another cell is available to do a subsequent step first.
Shantanu is experienced ERP professional. He has experience working with diverse domains from Industrial to Medical Device Manufacturing across the globe. His area of expertise is supply chain execution, supply chain planning and costing. Shantanu is a PMP certified professional. His educational background is Engineering and MBA in operations management
Diptikanta is an experienced ERP professional in the area of Manufacturing and Supply Chain. He has more than 15 years of experience in Steel Manufacturing, Supply Chain and ERP consulting domain. He holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration in Finance and Marketing and a Bachelor’s degree in Metallurgical engineering. He is a PMP certified professional and a Black Belt in Six Sigma.