If you are just starting your digital operations management journey on SFactrix.ai, Work center is the second component in setting up your virtual factory on SFactrix.ai. Work centers are sub-classifications of a ‘Plant’. Each work center is to be assigned to a plant. Work centers can be different with either its location or operation. It simply helps trace the trajectory of production from resource allocation to finished product.

Pre-condition – Plant should be created prior to creating a work center.

How to create work center?

You should be an Account admin, Executive, Plant Manager, Work Center Manager or Asset Manager belonging to the same Plant to create a Work Center.

o Login to your SFactrix.ai account.

o From the settings page, under organization settings, click on the ‘work center’ card.

o Click the ‘Add Work Center’ button towards the right corner of the work center page.

o The Add work center list page appear. Fill in with proper data as shown below.

o Click the submit button. You will have successfully created work center.

Please note the details of each parameter required to complete the creation of Work Center.

Field

Description

Capacity

It is the expected production or output of a specific work center.

Operation

The function of the work center that is to be created. Example: Manufacturing, Processing, Assembling, Packaging and so on.

Time Zone

Default time zone will be activated based on the time zone set for the plant that the work center is associated. Make sure you have set the right time zone for your plant.

Shift Hours

The time allocated for operations to occur. In other words, factory operating hours is known as shift hours.

How to edit / update work center?

You should be an Account admin, Executive, Plant Manager, Work Center Manager or Asset Manager belonging to the same Plant to edit / update a Work Center.

o Use your credentials and Login to your SFactrix.ai account.

o From the settings page, under organization settings, click on the ‘work center’ card.

o Work center display page will appear.

o Click the ‘Edit’ icon on the work center card you wish to edit / update.

o Edit work center page will appear. Make the necessary edits / update work center specifics.

o Click on ‘Update’ button to save changes.

How to delete work center?

You should be an Account admin, Executive, Plant Manager, Work Center Manager or Asset Manager belonging to the same Plant to delete a Work Center.

o Login to your SFactrix.ai account.

o Click on ‘work center’ card from the settings page, under organization settings.

o Work center display screen will appear.

o Click on the ‘Edit’ icon on the work center card you wish to delete.

o Click the ‘Delete’ button on the edit work center page to delete work center.

o Click on the ‘Yes’ button when you receive a pop-up stating, ‘Are you sure to delete (Work Center Name)’. This deletes the Work Center chosen.

Unable to delete the Work Center in SFactrix?

  1. You can delete the Work Center only when the Work Center, Asset, Work Order, and the Job linked to the Plant are deleted.

  2. If a job is ongoing or yet to start, Work Center engaged in that specific job cannot be deleted.

  3. You can delete the Work Center only if are an Account Admin, Executive or a Plant Manager.

Can I retrieve the deleted Work Center?

You will not be able to retrieve the deleted Work Center by yourself, however, you can raise a support request and our support team will help you retrieve the deleted Work Center. Since this involves a lengthy process, we request you to mindfully delete the Work center only when the Work Center is not required.

What's next?

Once you are done creating the Work Center, next step is to create the Assets. Assets refer to machines/tools used in manufacturing sectors involved in the completion of given work orders and jobs.

Click the below link to learn more about the Assets and its features.

https://help.fogwing.io/en/articles/5771797-how-to-create-and-manage-machines-assets-in-sfactrix

For any feedback and enquires on the functionalities of the Work Center, write to our support team at [email protected]

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