Work Center Calendars

 

Work Centers can help manage resources by grouping them together and applying that group to a specific step in a manufacturing process. Works Centers are static NetSuite groups which are designated as manufacturing work centers. A newer feature in NetSuite allows you to further refine and manage work centers by being able to apply a work calendar to each work center. This can help improve production resource planning.

A work center calendar can be setup before or after a work center is configured. For this example, we will walk through setting up a work calendar first, then a work center group, and finally applying the work calendar.

To setup a work calendar:

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To setup a work center group:

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This process can be followed for all work centers within the system. Incorporating calendars with work centers can help capacity planning because it provides planners with the visibility to available hours and resources for work order processing at each work center.