APICS Operations Management Body of Knowledge Framework, Third Edition

6.1 Routing

The routing file contains a record for each manufactured part and identifies the sequential operations and work centers required to manufacture the part, standards for setup and run, and any required tooling. Key work center items include descriptive data, calculation requirements, shop calendar and use, and efficiency factors. A manufacturing shop calendar is used in inventory and production planning functions, enabling a schedule for component and work order scheduling based on the actual number of work days available.