we've been looking for a way to store planned values and other data configured for a shop order at a certain operation within the router, such as a scheduled/planned termination date for the order at that operation. Ideally, those values should be displayable within the SFC list in the POD. This is a common request, because if such a planned date is available at the operation, workers are likely to pick the SFC with the highest priority / earliest date from the queue. Also, this kind of data is usually configured in the ERP system and it would seem very reasonable to make it available in ME.
So far we see the following ways to store this kind data, but it looks like each of them has their own disadvantages:
Of course this will work only if the position of the resource/operation is the same in all routings.
Then you'd have to define several PODs with distinct SFC list configurations, which is quite ugly.
Isn't there a better way to do this? Are there any plans for future versions?
In fact, the Task List in POD shows Date Queued field which values can be expected to correlate with the date of Shop Order release. So, the operator can look for the oldest dates in the Task Lists to pick up SFCs.
Moreover, I see PLANNED_COMPLETE_DATE field available there.
Maybe you can use them?