Friday, October 17, 2008

Maintain Planning Calendar (Time Stream)


Maintain Planning Calendar (Time Stream)

In this step you create a time stream, or calendar, that serves as the basis for planning. The APO time stream can be set up in weekly or monthly periods.


    1. Enter a unique name for the time stream (calendar), and choose Create. The Change Planning Calendar screen appears.
    2. Enter a short description for the time stream.
    3. Enter how many years into the past the calendar is to extend. This setting is optional.
    4. Enter how many years into the future the calendar is to extend.
    If you do not make an entry in this field, the system considers the current year only.
    5. Use the input help to select the time zone for the location to which this calendar is assigned.
    6. Select one of the following calendar options, depending on the location or transportation lane associated with this calendar:
    • Factory calendar (with gaps)
    • Period calendar (without gaps)
    7. Use the input help to select a pre-defined calendar.
    8. Choose Periods to define the periods for this calendar.
    9. Select the required time interval (week or month). The interval is displayed in weeks or months accordingly.
    10. The information you enter in this step depends on whether you selected week or month for the time interval:
    • If you selected week, assign numbers 1 - 7 (1 for Monday, 2 for Tuesday, and so on) to the periods and enter the required times.
    • If you selected month, assign numbers 1 - 5 in the first column for the weeks in a month, and number 1 - 7 in the second column for the days of the week. Enter the required times.
    11. Choose Periods to generate the periods. You always have to generate the periods again when you have changed the calculation rules.
    12. Choose Save.
Example 1

To set up a simple, weekly planning calendar that goes from Mondays to Fridays, from 08:00 to 17:00 every day, for one year without including weekends, enter the general data and choose:

  • Factory calendar (with gaps)
  • Calculation rule: weeks

Set up the calculation rule as follows:

1 (Mon.) from 8:00:00 to 17:00:00
2 (Tues.) from 8:00:00 to 17:00:00
3 (Wed.) from 8:00:00 to 17:00:00
4 (Thurs.) from 8:00:00 to 17:00:00
5 (Fri.) from 8:00:00 to 17:00:00

Choose the Periods tab page to view the calendar periods.

Example 2

To set up monthly planning periods that run daily around the clock with no breaks, beginning at 08:00 every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month for one year, enter the general data and choose:

  • Period calendar (without gaps)
  • Calculation rule: months

Define the time interval as foolows:

(Week) 2 5 (Friday) from 8:00:00 to ' '
(Week) 4 5 (Friday) from 8:00:00 to ' '

Choose the Periods tab page to view the calendar periods.

End the periods of a period calendar with the start of the next periods.
In the above example, one period stretches from 8:00:00 on the 2nd Friday in a month to 07:59:59 on the 4th Friday.

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