Online Documentation: Receiving Ham Combos
Flow Input and Status of Parts
The following figure shows an high level presentation of the Flow Defintion that is used
to receive the Ham Combos:
Note the following:
- The flow has no input, the
Part Records for the Combos are Created
during the flow.
State of the Parts during the Flow is WIP (Work in Process)
- When the Flow is finished the status of the parts is changing from WIP to RMI (Raw Material
- And yes, that Icon representing the Combo of Ham does not look like a Combo of Ham.
But throughout EZ-MES and the documentation this Icon is used to represent a
To create the design for this flow the first things that have to be addressed are
if the flow has an input and what the status of the parts are when they move through
the flow and the state of the parts when the flow is done.
Flow Input (Create Part Records)
Are the Combos already in the system when the
Traveler is started? Or to put it differently: Does the flow have an Input
which already exists in the system?
The Combos could already
exist in the system if the Combos were ordered using the EZ-MES Purchase Order object
but for this example we will assume the purchasing is handled by an other system.
create new Travelers to initiate this process and create the Ham Combos.
An other option is to use the inventory flow definition on
the Part Definition to automatically launch this flow when the combos are
added to Inventory
Inventory Adjust function.
Any real world part that is represented by an EZ-MES Part Record always
has a Part State. The Part
State is being used in different reports, and determines if parts are in Inventory.
To make sure that the Combos show up in RMI (Raw Material Inventory) after the flow
is finished, the
Part State for when the Flow is finished has to be RMI. For the duration
the Combos are Received, weighed and serialized, we will use the WIP Part State
(Work In Process). This will take care that Combos that are not yet properly received
do not show up on Inventory Reports,
and cannot be used for further processing, they will now however show up on the
(If you want them to show up on the inventory report just change the state to RMI).
How to set this up?
The following are a couple of links that explain how this first part of the configuration
can be done:
Click one of the following links to learn more about this example: