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.
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.
This table depicts the skills of each operator. It is defined in the resource, skill and resource-skill tables.
|Operator||Plasma skill||Saag skill||Boor skill||Draaibank skill||Bou skill||Sweis skill||Verf skill|