The Hold Settings dialog is used to configure how items are placed on hold. This feature is useful to alert schedulers and shop floor personnel that a certain item has been placed on hold. Items put on hold will not be scheduled for work until a designated “Hold Until” date.
Setting Up Hold Settings
The Hold Settings dialog can be accessed in the Settings | Scenario Data | Hold Settings tab. This dialog has two options to configure the reasons for placing an item on-hold.
- Limit Hold Reasons to the list below. (no custom reasons).
- When this box is checked, users placing jobs on-hold will be restricted to choose from the list of hold reasons defined in the Hold Settings dialog.
- If this box is unchecked, users will be able to type in a custom reason in the Jobs dialog when placing an item on hold.
- Require a Hold Reason
- When this box is checked, users will need to specify why a job is on hold. This is useful to remind users why the job was put on-hold.
- If this box is unchecked, items will be allowed to be put on hold without a reason specified.
- Hold Reasons: A reason for the hold can be specified to serve as a reminder for why the work was placed on hold.
- Hold Reasons can be customized by typing directly into the text box. Users can remove pre-set reasons and add new hold reasons.
- The following reasons are common for a Job/MO/Operation for being placed on hold:
- Material Hold
- Tooling Hold
- Production Hold
- Engineering Hold
- Customer Hold
- Quality Hold
- Lack of Material
- Design Change Pending
Click the Save button to apply changes made in this dialog.