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Cockpit

The cockpit is the home page of the application. Structured as a dashboard it provides a number of widgets that a planner uses in his daily planning activities. It is an efficient starting point for the common activities.

The cockpit is configurable by every user to meet his/her requirements and taste.

Cockpit

Available widgets

The following widgets are currently available:

  • Purchase orders
    Provides a high level overview of the open purchase orders, and new orders that will need to be created soon.
  • Purchase queue
    Displays a list of new purchase orders that should be placed on your suppliers.
  • Distribution orders
    Provides a high level overview of the open distribution orders, and new orders that will need to be created soon.
  • Distribution queue
    Displays a list of new distribution orders that should be placed.
  • Manufacturing orders
    Provides a high level overview of the open manufacturing orders, and new orders that will need to be created soon.
  • Resource queue
    This is the list of operations that are about to be started on each resource.
  • Shipping queue
    Displays a list of customer orders that are about to be shipped.
  • Welcome widget
    A welcome text to give first-time users some guidance to get started with the application.
  • News
    This widget picks up the latest news topics from frepple.com.
  • Recent actions
    Shows your most recent editing actions.
  • Generate plan
    Regenerates a constrained plan.
  • Alerts
    Shows a summary of the exceptions and problem areas.
  • Analyze late demands
    Shows a short list of items with the most late demands.
  • Late orders
    Shows the most urgent orders that are planned late.
  • Short orders
    Shows the most urgent orders that are unplanned or incompletely planned.
  • Purchase order analysis
    Shows the urgency of the existing (locked) purchase orders.
  • Resource utilization
    Displays the resources with the highest utilization.
  • Delivery performance
    This widget shows the percentage of order lines that are planned to be shipped on time.
  • Demand history
    Displays the historical evolution of the open sales orders.
  • Inventory history
    Displays the historical evolution of the inventory.
  • Purchase order history
    Displays the historical evolution of the open purchase orders.
  • Inventory by location
    This widget shows the locations carrying the most inventory.
  • Inventory by item
    This widget shows the items which take up the most inventory value.
  • Inventory analysis
    Display an analysis of which item-locations have stockout risks.
    Depending on the stockout risk, a red/yellow/green color code is assigned.
    The widget shows the number of item-locations in each color code by location.
  • Forecast error
    Display the Symmetric Mean Percentage Error (aka SMAPE). The result is aggregated across all forecast per bucket, weighted by the forecast quantity.
    The widget is only available in the Enterprise Edition and when the forecasting module is enabled.

Configuring the cockpit

The configuration is different in the Community Edition and the Enterprise Edition.

In the Community Edition the same dashboard is configured for all users. Administrators can configure it in the file djangosettings.py.

In the Enterprise Edition every user can easily customize the dashboard with the widgets that are most relevant for his/her daily work.