Production Resources & Production Processes

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Important: 
 
Departments, Price Groups, & Production Resources Must be setup Before Creating/Adding Production Resources & Production Processes.
Production Resources require at least one Production Process 
 
 
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In this document, we will cover Production Processes. Production Processes are used to define your Production Resources (Equipment/Manual Labor). A Production Resource can contain an unlimited number of Production Processes that are used to define unique configurations for each Production Resource. A Production Process can be copied allowing you to rename,edit cost and production settings to create a new Production Process configuration for that Production Resource. 
There is no limit to how many Production Process you can have within a Production Resource. Production Processes are a vital component when building a Product Engine, so it is important to make sure that you do some pre-planning before building your Production Processes as the naming conventions you use will make searching for Product Process quick and easy when building Product Engines. 
 
  • Download the PrintJobManager Equipment and Labor Worksheet to see some samples and to use as a worksheet when you create Production Resources and Production Processes. For those of you that already have equipment and labor production data, please review the document to become familiar with the data that PrintJobManager will require when creating Production Resources and Production Processes
  • There are Preloaded Production Resources and Production Processes in your PrintJobManager application, you can Add/Edit/Copy/Delete these. Please take a look at how they were Configured to give you some ideas when setting up your Production Resources and Production Processes
     
 
Production Resources: Are user defined Equipment and Manual Labor functions. (See Sample below)
Production Processes Are the user defined processes/Configurations within a Production Resource that represent the various production characteristics that the function is capable of.  (See Samples below)
 
 
Production Resources and Production Process Samples:
Each Production Process in a Production Resource may have longer/shorter setup/makeready, slower or faster run/process time, higher/lower rates (Fixed, Unit, Labor, Machine) to define the specified Equipment or Labor function, see below.
 
Production Resource: Digital Press - Color (Equipment)
  • Production Process #1: Digital Press - Color (Setup Charge: $10.00 / Click Charge: $1.00 /  Run/Process Units Per Hour: 3500)
  • Production Process #2: Digital Press - Color + Special Ink  (Setup Charge: $15.00 / Click Charge: $1.50 / Run/Process Units Per Hour: 2600)
  • Production Process #3:Digital Press - Color + White Ink (Setup Charge: $15.00 / Click Charge: $1.25 / Run/Process Units Per Hour: 3000)
Production Resource: Large Format (Equipment).
  • Production Process #1: Production Mode  (Setup Charge: $10.00 / Cost Per Sq. Ft. $1.45 /  Run/Process Units Per Hour: 318)
  • Production Process #2: Quality Mode  (Setup Charge: $10.00 / Cost Per Sq. Ft. $1.95 /  Run/Process Units Per Hour: 240)
  • Production Process #3: Fine Art Mode   (Setup Charge: $10.00 / Cost Per Sq. Ft. $3.25 /  Run/Process Units Per Hour:116)
Production Resource: Large Folder (Equipment).
  • Production Process #1: Fold in Half (Setup Time: .08 / Hourly Labor Rate: $21.00 / Hourly Equipment Rate: $50.00 / Run/Process Units Per Hour: 8500 / Price Group: Retail)
  • Production Process #1: Fold to Double Parallel (Setup Time: .16 / Hourly Labor Rate: $21.00 / Hourly Equipment Rate: $50.00 / Run/Process Units Per Hour: 8500 / Price Group: Retail)
  • Production Process #1:Fold to 8 Page (Setup Time: ..33 / Hourly Labor Rate: $21.00 / Hourly Equipment Rate: $50.00 / Run/Process Units Per Hour: 6500 / Price Group: Retail)
IMPORT / EXPORT FEATURE
 
Users may export the Production resource and production process import template, fill in the information and then import intoPrintJobManager. Also users may export the Production resource and production proces information into an excel spreadsheet make any changes or additions and then re-import back to PrintJobManager.
 
 
Production Processes- Add New
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  1. Options (Gear) Icon: By selecting this you will open a drop-down list with (3) options…
  2. Hide Deleted: If the check box is activated this means that all deleted production resources will NOT be shown, if the Check box in not activated you will see ALL production resources that are Active and Deleted.
  3. Export to Excel: this will download an Excel Spreadsheet containing all of the production resource data. This spreadsheet can be used to make bulk changes to all prodcution resources, and then re-imported to update your production resource data.
  4. Import Production Resources: This option contains the Production Resource Template that can be downloaded and filled out for 1st time users to Import Production Resources. 
  5. Search Production Resources: To search for a Production Resource, type in the first couple of letters of the Production Resource's Name that you are looking for and select the Search Icon   the system will show all of the Pro, matching the Production Resource data you entered. The more data you enter into the Search Terms field a quicker and more accurate your search will be.
  6. +Add New: Use this button to create a New Production resource.
  7. Name (Column): Shows a listing by the Name of the Production Resource, by clicking on the Name header you can sort by Ascending - Descending (Alphanumeric Order). By selecting the Filter icon you will have multiple user defined Filter/Sort options. 
  8. Department (Column): Shows a list of the Department for the corresponding Production Resource. By clicking on the Department header you can sort by Ascending - Descending (Alphanumeric Order). By selecting the Filter icon you will have multiple user defined Filter/Sort options.
  9. Facility (Column): Shows a listing by the Facility that the Production Resource is assigned to, by clicking on the Facility header you can sort by Ascending - Descending (Alphanumeric Order). By selecting the Filter icon you will have multiple user defined Filter/Sort options.
  10. Type (Column): Shows a list of the type for the Production Resource, either a piece of equipment or labor. by clicking on the Facility header you can sort by Ascending - Descending (Alphanumeric Order). By selecting the Filter icon you will have multiple user defined Filter/Sort options.
  11. Edit icon: To Edit a Production Resource select the Edit  icon located on the left side of the Production Resource you would like to Edit. 
  12. Delete icon: To Delete/Hide a Production Resource select the Delete  icon located on the left side of the Production Resouce that you would like to Delete/Hide. Caution Deleting a Production Resource you will not be able to utilize in a product engine. You can reactivate a Production Resource by selecting the Gear  icon, and unselecting the Hide Deleted checkbox, you can now search for the Deleted/Hidden Production Resource and select the Edit   icon to reactivate. 
  13. Copy Icon: Copy an existing resource and all of its data.
  14. Page view (Navigation): Us the directional arrows to go forward/back a page, or directly to the beginning or end. You can also select the page number you would like to view.
  15. Items per Page: You can select the number of  Production Resources 5,10,25,50, shown on 1 page from a dropdown list (25 items per page is the default)
ect the Edit icon  (Fig.1.1) next to the Production Resource you would like Add a new Production Resource to.
 
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You will be brought to the Production Resource Select +Add New (Fig.3 #1)
 
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Production Processes - Add
 
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  1. Name (*Required): Provide a unique name for this production Process< remember that you are placing this Process/Configuration under a Production Resource  
  2. Description: You can provide a detailed description of the production Resource.
  3. Assign to: Use the drop-down menu to seleca user/operator for this production process,
  4. Integration Id: Will be used for future API interfaces
  5. External Display Name: For outfacing documents (documents your customer sees) you can enter the description of this production process that is easy for your customer to understand
  6. Display Externally: if you want the external display name to be activated please select the display externally checkbox
  7. Setup Time: Enter the amount of time (100ths of an hour) it takes to set up for this production process.
  8. Unit Name: Provide a unit name for the calculation, impressions, clicks, folds, square feet per hour, linear foot per hour,etc.
  9. Run/Process Units Per Hour: Enter the run or process speed of this production process.
  10. Take Down / Cleanup Time: Enter the amount of time (100ths of an hour) that it will take to break down or cleanup for this production process
  11. Setup Cost - Hourly Labor Rate: Enter the hourly labor rate for this production process
  12. Setup Cost - Hourly Equipment Rate: Enter the hourly Equipment rate for this production process
  13. Setup Cost - Fixed Price Basis: If you would like to enter a fixed setup cost for this production process enter the dollar amount here.
  14. Run Costs - Hourly Labor: Enter the hourly Equipment rate for this production process
  15. Run Costs - Hourly Equipment: Enter the hourly Equipment rate for this production process 
  16. Run Costs - Unit Price Basis: If would like to use the price basis enter the price per unit here 
  17. Default Take Down/Cleanup Cost - Hourly Labor Rate: Enter the hourly Equipment rate for this production process
  18. Default Take Down/Cleanup Cost - Hourly Equipment Rate: Enter the hourly Equipment rate for this production process
  19. Default Take Down/Cleanup CostFixed Price BasisIf you would like to enter a fixed setup cost for this production process enter the dollar amount here.
  20. % Mark Up/Down - Fixed Price Basis: Entering a markup or markdown value in this field will apply that markup to all fixed-price basis fields.
  21. % Mark Up/Down - Labor:  Entering a markup or markdown value in this field will apply that markup to all hourly labor rate fields
  22. % Mark Up/Down - Run: Entering a markup or markdown value in this field will apply that markup to all Run/Process fields, including unit price.
  23. % Mark Up/Down - Equipment: Entering a markup or markdown value in this field will apply that markup to all hourly rate fields.
  24. Make sure to save you work, or cancel to go back to the Production Resource screen.
 
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