I am interested in creating a Master Route for a general product group. Basically, there are many products that share the same operations and run-times, so it makes sense to have them controlled by the same Master Route. However, a few products have slightly different run-times and exclude a step, so their actual route is the Master Route minus a few details.
What I am interested in is applying the Master Route to these specific items, then removing an operation and changing a few numbers. However, when I try to do this after I have applied the Master Route to the item, it updates the Master Route which reflects the changes I made to the item. I see that it is possible to change the route through a production order, but I would like to not have to do this every time I make a production order.
Short of creating a unique route for these few items, is there any way to still have a Master Route applied to every item and change a few details for the specific part, sort of like a sub-route or child-route?
Thank you for reading, and any and all help is greatly appreciated.
You should create the Master Route and to link the items it. To items that use the Master Route that slightly different run-times and exclude step, you should create one new route, to copy the Master Route and to do the changes necessary.