How are Work Order Due Dates calculated in Sage 100?
How are Work Order Due Dates calculated?
Forward Scheduling in Work Order
Backward Scheduling in Work Order
The scheduling process is normally performed as the last function in Work Order Entry for a new work order. You can also call up an existing work order, whether it has been released or not, and reschedule it at any time. You can reschedule from the first step or from a specified step.
There are two types of scheduling: forward and backward. Forward scheduling starts with a release date and calculates the time forward for each step, ending with a planned due date for the work order. Backward scheduling starts at the due date and calculates the time backward for each step, ending with a release date for the work order.
The scheduling process commits the time required to complete a work order step based on the production capacity of the work center, the available hours at the work center, the queue time for the work center, the minimum scheduling time period for the work center, the hours required to complete an operation for the step, and the overlap percentage defined for the step.