Editing a Material in a Work Center
To edit a material, complete the following steps:
1. Select a material from the material list on the Material Settings tab.
2. Click Edit to open the edit page.
The Edit Material page.
3. You can edit the Production Block Duration and the Ideal Cycle Time (seconds/material) for the material.
Update the specified Production Block Duration. You can update the duration to a maximum of 23 hours and 59 minutes, and a minimum of 2 minutes. To use the production block duration for the work center, select the checkbox.
When the Best Demonstrated Speed (seconds/material) value is faster than the Ideal Cycle Time (seconds/material) value, an alert (Alert icon.) is displayed next to the Ideal Cycle Time (seconds/material) field in this window.
You can manually update the ideal cycle time to match the best demonstrated speed for the material, or you can click Edit to set the ideal cycle time based on historical cycle times.
The displayed values for the ideal cycle time and best demonstrated speed are rounded off to a single decimal place. The calculation comparing the two values considers the complete value. For example, both a best demonstrated speed of 17.389 and an ideal cycle time of 17.401 display as 17.4, but the alert (Alert icon.) displays because the best demonstrated speed of 17.389 is faster than the ideal cycle time of 17.401.
Existing job orders for this material on this work center are not updated with the new ideal cycle time. If you want job orders that have not yet started production (in the Pending or Dispatched states) to use the updated ideal cycle time, cancel the existing job orders and create new ones. The new job orders will reflect the updated ideal cycle time for the material. Job orders that have already completed or are in production (in the Running or Held states) correctly use the previous ideal cycle time.
4. Click Save. A success message confirms that the changes have been saved.
You can click Cancel to the discard the changes and return to the Material Settings tab.
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