Online Documentation: Implementation Guide
WIP Tracking Basics
Before going into detail, the user has to be aware of the basic assumptions made by the application:
- Any Part that is Tracked by the system has to be defined by a Part Definition
- Most Parts in the system are connected to a traveler (even when the traveler is finished).
The exception are the Parts that are connected on a Purchase Order
- Each traveler is connected to a Flow Definition (the Flow Definition determines the sequence of steps)
- A Flow Definition is a Sequence of Step Definitions
- A Step Definition can:
- Have Material Consumption Elements (Defined as N-V values).
- Have Data Entry elements, that will require interaction with the user.
- Have multiple 'Input – Output' constraints / elements
- For an IO element, it can be defined how one input Part Definitions is transformed
into an output Part Definition. If there is no constraint, the Part Definition of
the output is the same as the Part Definition of the Input.
- On an IO element, it is possible to define the a quantity change as well
(Useful for dicing or combining operations)