Machine Resources

Machine resources are used to record and capture Machine times and costs, when manufacturing an item. The Machine resources list contains all currently configured Machine resources setup in the system.

Beneath the operations grid there are 3 buttons:

Add: Add a new Machine resource.

Edit: Edit the selected Machine resource.

Remove: Remove the selected Machine resource.

Note: This button is disabled if the Machine resource is in use anywhere in the system.

Adding/Editing Machine Resources

The ‘Add/Edit Machine Resource’ screens are identical and contain the following information:

Reference: The machine reference. This is the reference used when entering a machine resource onto an operation on a BOM, Quote, or Works Order. This field must be unique.

Description: The machine description.

Time: The default time used for this resource. This may be ‘0’ by default, as the time is likely to be different on each BOM where this machine resource is used.

Rate: The hourly cost rate for this machine resource.

Capacity Planning Qty: This quantity is used within the capacity planning system and is used to determine how many machines are available, from a capacity perspective, within this machine resource.

Instructions: The default machine resource instructions.

Press Save to save the new or amended resource to the database.