Output Screen FastTab

Following on from the Data Selections FastTab is the Output Screen FastTab. Like previous tabs in MES setup there are a range of options, that you can select, making the application more suited to your business requirements.

The Allow Scrap tick box determines whether to display the Scrap button in the application (device) screen. Within the device it means that users can see the button and then then determine how much of the routing line they would like to scrap.

On the device screens once enabled operators will be able to select the scrap option.

NB: Posting the scrap does not adjust the Quantity Remaining to output on the routing line, scarp is a separate posting. Instead once you click OK on the scrap screen it will post a Capacity Ledger Entry against the production order updating the field Scrap Quantity on the line.

If you are planning on using scrap, make sure to setup Scrap Codes this is a standard manufacturing component of Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Premium and can be found using the search. The scrap code selected by the operator during the scrap process can be seen in the MES Device Log, which we will detail later in the user guide.

NB: The Default Configuration will import some Scrap codes; however, you may want to go into that page and add your own business specific ones.

If you enable the flag to Allow by Products, indicates that you might not want to scrap a component but instead create a by-product of it, selecting this option shows the button on the device in the navigation pane (just like scrap). Once visible you then need to setup which items will be the By Product of your finished item.

In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central go to the search for MES By-Products to set these up. Use the assist button to setup your finished item Filter. Further on in the user guide MES By- Products will be explained in more detail and how they flow through to Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central.

Select the option Allow Device Switching to indicate that the Device is not tied to one machine, giving flexibility where required or unexpected circumstances for the device to be switched to another Machine Centre by the operator.

Choosing to Post Output During Setup Time will determines whether the operator can post output during setup time (this can be found on the routing line). Flagging this option shows it is relevant to your business process, but not a requirement should your business want to stop operators from doing that.

Within the Output Screen tab, we then have a sub- section of options around Item Tracking, Lot Track Output, Lot Track Consumption & Component Lot Handling:

The Lot Track Output, when ticked, identifies if there is an item tracking line for the production order line, if there is this will be displayed on the output screen.

The Lot Track Consumption tick box is used to determine the lot number for a component.

Component Lot Handling – should only be setup if Lot Track Consumption is selected. If selected choose from one of the 3 options below:

  • Blank Option- will work as per the existing functionality i.e. showing a Lot No. column for the user to populate with the appropriate lot manually.

  • Populate when Single Lot Option- indicates that the system should automatically populate the Lot No. column for a component line when there is a single item tracking line already existing against the Prod. order component.

  • Split by Lot Option - If there are already some item tracking lines against a prod. order component it should be possible to split the component lines shown on the portal by each combination of component line no. and lot no.

If Lot Track Consumption is enabled you will be able to see the Lot No. field on the device within the components screen, allowing you to apply lot Nos. where required.