Operation Resources

Operation resources are used to model the capacity consumption of an operation.

Fields

Field

Type

Description

operation

operation

Operation loading the resource.
This is a required field.

resource

resource

Resource being loaded.
This is a required field.

skill

skill

Skill required of the resource.
This field is optional.

quantity

double

Load factor of the resource.
The default value is 1.0.

effective_start

dateTime

Date after which the resource load is valid.
Before this date the planned quantity is always 0.

effective_end

dateTime

Date at which the resource load becomes invalid.
After this date (and also at the exact date) the planned quantity is always 0.

priority

integer

Priority of the load, used in case of alternate load.
The default is 1. Lower numbers indicate more preferred loads.

name

non-empty string

Optional name of the load.
All loads with the same name are considered to be alternates of each other.

setup

non-empty string

Name of the required setup on the resource.

search

string

Defines the order of preference among the alternate loads.
The valid choices are:
  • PRIORITY
    Select the alternate with the lowest priority number.
    This is the default.
  • MINCOST
    Select the alternate which gives the lowest cost.
    The cost includes the cost of all upstream operations, resources and buffers.
  • MINPENALTY
    Select the alternate which gives the lowest penalty.
    The penalty includes the penalty of all penalties incurred in the upstream plan along the load.
  • MINCOSTPENALTY
    Select the alternate which gives the lowest sum of the cost and penalty.
    The sum is computed for the complete upstream path.

Types

On default resources the resource is used during the complete duration of the operationplan.

On bucketized resources the capacity is consumed from the capacity bucket at a single moment of time. Different loading policies can be specified:

  • default:
    By default capacity is consumed at the start of the operationplan.
  • load_bucketized_end:
    A load of this type that loads a bucketized resource at a specified offset from the end date of the operationplan.
    An offset of 0 means loading the resource at the end of the operationplan.
    An offset of 1 day means loading the resource 1 day before the operationplan end date. If the operationplan takes less than 1 day we load the resource at the start date.
    The offset is computed based on the available periods of the operationplan, and skips unavailable periods.
  • load_bucketized_start:
    A load of this type loads a bucketized resource at a specified offset from the start date of the operationplan.
    An offset of 0 means loading the resource at the start of the operationplan.
    An offset of 1 day means loading the resource 1 day after the operationplan start date. If the operationplan takes less than 1 day we load the resource at the end date.
    The offset is computed using the available periods of the operationplan, and skips unavailable periods.
  • load_bucketized_percentage:
    A load of this type loads a bucketized resource at a percentage of the operationplan duration.
    An offset of 0 means loading the resource at the start of the operationplan.
    An offset of 100 means loading the resource at the end of the operationplan.
    The calculations consider the available periods of the operationplan, and skip unavailable periods.