Create and update requirements on a route
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Applies To: Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Feature Pack, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012
You can define requirements based on the resource type, the resource group, or the individual resource itself. You can also define requirements based on resource capabilities. Additionally, you can specify whether a requirement is available for operations scheduling and job scheduling.
Define resource requirements for operations on a route
Follow these steps to define requirements on a route.
Click Production control > Common > Routes > All routes. Select the route that you want to define requirements for, and click Edit.
In the upper pane of the Route form, select the operation that you want to define requirements for.
In the lower pane of the Route form, click the Resource requirements tab. Click New to create a new requirement.
In the Requirement type field, select the requirement type.
In the Requirement field, select the requirement you want to assign. The requirement options depend on the requirement type you selected in the previous step.
Select the Operation scheduling check box if the route is to be operations scheduled.
Requirement types Resource type, Resource group, and Capability can be operations scheduled and job scheduled.
Select the Job scheduling check box if the route is to be job scheduled.
Requirement types Resource, Skill, Courses, Certificate, and Title can only be job scheduled.
If you selected the requirement type Capability in the Requirement type field, the Minimum level needed field is displayed under Options. You can define the level requirement in the Minimum level needed field. If more than one resource is found that satisfies the minimum level needed, the resources with the highest value are selected.
If you selected the requirement type Skill in the Requirement type field, the Level field is displayed under Options. You can define the skill level requirement in the Level field. Only the exact value in the Level field is used to select requirement skills. If you entered a skill level of 4, only those workers with a skill level of exactly 4 are selected. Those workers with higher skill levels, such as 5 or 6, are not selected.
Defining more than one requirement on a route
You can define more than one requirement on a route, but the resource types you define must be consistent with other requirements.
For example, you cannot define one requirement for a resource of the type Tool, and then define a second requirement for a skill, because a tool cannot have a skill. The correct resource type is Human resources, because human resources can have skills.
You can, however, define requirements that take into account potential changes in the future. For example, you can first define a resource group, and then define a resource that is not presently a member of that resource group. You only get an error if the resource is not a member of the resource group when the production is planned. This is because resources can be moved from one resource group to another after requirements have been defined.
You can also do this when you are defining resources and capabilities. It may be that when the requirements are defined, the required resource does not have the required capability. However, when the production is planned, the resource has obtained the required capability, so that the production can be planned successfully.
Delete requirements on a route
Follow these steps to delete a requirement from a route.
Click Production control > Common > Routes > All routes. Select the route that you want to delete requirements for, and click Edit.
In the upper pane of the Route form, select the operation on which you want to delete requirements.
In the lower pane of the Route form, click the Resource requirements tab.
Select the requirement you want to delete, and click Delete.