You may want to begin planning by defining what appear to be obvious areas. As you continue planning your configuration, you may see different relationships that prompt you to redefine your original areas.
The key to defining areas is to identify one or more:
Physically independent areas that have their own repetitive actions in machinery or peripheral equipment, for example, a raw material cutting area that has its own light source.
Logical areas, each with its scheduling needs, for example, reporting that is due every Friday.
Note: The Action Calendar lets you handle your entire facility through a single area. In fact, Action Calendar provides a pre-configured area, Plant that you can use as a starting point.
A plant wide area may be appropriate for company wide actions. However, most likely you will also need to define more specific areas.
Setting up areas.