D – Item Maintenance Data

Item Maintenance data #

Three types of rework can be specified as the default rework condition. This can be over-ridden at the time of the stores transaction to send to rework.

Internal – for example in the Toolroom,

External – 3rd party rework activity,

Indexable – for indexable inserts.

The rework department is defined, and costs and regrind information can be applied, such as the average number of regrinds obtained.

An Item budget code can be specified against each Item.

Item Technology data #

Images can be associated with Items, as a graphical file. If the graphic is a bitmap, the image is displayed by default on the Item base data screen.

If graphical files (by association within Windows explorer) are associated to an appropriate viewer, the user may view the graphic in detail, by selecting the icon, from the Item base data screen.

Text files can also be associated to Items, from this screen, and viewed in the same way by selecting the icon, from the Item base data screen. This enables additional information to be associated with Items, such as set-up data, care points, safety considerations, COSHH data, etc.

Connection data can also be specified, in order to facilitate the tool building process.

Cutting Conditions #

Technology data can be specified against Items, such as material or component, feeds and speeds, tool life, etc. Links to tool technology applications is facilitated from this screen, by the link icon.

Item Spares #

The Item spares tab; is only enabled when creating / editing a durable Item. This then enables Items already defined as spares, to be assigned to the spares list of a durable Item, with the relevant quantity.

Simplified Item Definition #

This screen provides a simplified way to create and update Items, as it concentrates all main Item data in a single screen, with an additional tab containing all Vending Machine related data.

Item data is limited to Item ID, Item Description, Alternative ID, Alternative Description and Item Type.

Other pieces of information includes Families, Rework data, Budget Code, Graphic File and Analysis Price.

Purchasing data is limited to the Preferred Supplier and the main price for the item, not allowing multiple suppliers and multiple prices.

Click on the “Use Price” button to use the same price included under the Supplier (Preferred) data as the Analysis Price.

Points of Issue can also be assigned from the Base Data screen, using the buttons on the right-hand side. Location names, stock quantities, minimum/maximum quantities and critical levels can be added.

From the Vending Machine tab, data can be updated and transferred to the Vending Machines. This is all Vending Machine specific data and does not have any other use in ATMS.

Select a Vending Machine from the drop-down list on the top and select a Field to update from the list on the left. Assign the value on the right-hand side by clicking on the “Apply” button. Alternatively click on the “Apply To All” button to apply changes to all Vending Machines.