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Resource skills

Resources can be assigned skills, which represent certain qualifications. Assigned skills can be date effective, and also a priority to define how the algorithm chooses an resource among the qualified ones.

Resources can also be organized in a hierarchical tree to group similar resources together.

An operation can load a resource or a resource pool, and you can specify a skill required to perform the operation. The planning algorithm will then automatically select an available resource with the required skills from the pool.


Excel spreadsheet resource-skills

This example models a simple job shop. It has a number of machining tools and an operator pool. Each operator is only qualified to work on a few of the machines.

Each operation loads both the required machine and a qualified member of the operator pool.