Creating a Master Route and Sub-Route

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JRaymar asked a question on 19 Jul 2013 11:33 AM

Hi all,

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.

Thank you,


Murilo Oliveira responded on 20 Jul 2013 11:38 AM

Hi Jeremy,

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.


Murilo Oliveira