Work Centres

Work Centres define the area where a production operation takes place within the business (for example, a specific workshop, room or section of the shop floor). All components for a production operation should be delivered to the work centre in order for the production operation to begin picking.


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Add a Work Centre

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Work Centre can be set up in Settings of the Production module: Main Menu → Production → Settings → Work Centres.

  1. Click the + button to add a new work centre. 
  2. Enter a unique Work Centre Code
  3. Enter the Work Centre Name
  4. Select whether the work centre is operational/non-operational. 
  5. Save your changes.
  6. After saving a work centre, you can click the empty field in the Deliver components to column to assign a bin to the work centre. 
  7. Work Centre names, codes and operational status can be edited by clicking on the corresponding work centre field. 

The Bin field is read-only. Bins are assigned to work centres from the Locations screen – see below

In order to delete a Work Centre, click on the delete sign next to the entry.

NOTE: Work Centres can only be deleted if they have not been used in any operations. If they have been used, they can be deprecated, which removes them as a selection option. Alternatively, you can undo transactions using that Work Centre in order to delete it completely.

Specify a Bin for the Work Centre

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Bins are used to specify where the stock is stored within a location. For a production work centre, bins define where the components should be brought in order to start a production operation. For example, a sewing work centre would require fabric to be brought to the assigned bin. 

NOTE: If a bin is not defined for the work centre, components for that work centre will be delivered to the default Shop Floor location. 

  1. Click the Deliver components to field for a work centre or go to Settings → Reference Books → Locations → Bins and select the Shop Floor location from the drop-down list. 
  2. Click the + button to assign a work centre to the bin. One bin can be connected to multiple work centres, but each work centre can only be connected to one bin per Shop Floor location. 
  3. Save your changes.
  4. The Deliver components to field for your work centre will now contain the assigned bin.

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