SFDC - Work Queues
The Work Queues (Machine Loading lists) are built by the TRICORN:Scheduler or TRICORN:Planning Board and communicated to the shop floor terminals. Any change to job priority is instantly updated on the terminal so there is no need to regularly run to the workshop to amend “work-to” lists.
Each terminal can control up to ten work centres (resources), although in many cases a single terminal per resource is recommended. Similar resources (lathes, mills, turns, welding bays etc) can be grouped onto a single terminal.
The operator can click on the operations in the work queue to see the status of preceding operations and assess how long it will be before the operation designated for their machine is ready to execute.
All information relevant to the job is shown on the terminal – Works Order No., Scheduled Start Date, Delivery [completion] Date, Customer Name, Part Description, Part No. & issue.