A Tracking Region can be configured to affect an Item's status due to Item-hold specifications.
For example, a shortage of an Item attribute occurs if a required physical Item attribute (e.g. A/C or seat style) is shown as being in short supply in a Region on the production line.
An Item's status can be modified by:
An external process.
A manual transaction.
An external process:
Can modify an Item's status to Hold when shortage attributes exist.
Is configured to provide Item-hold information for Serialized Items.
Enables PRT to modify the status of all Items residing in a Tracking Group.
Modifies the status to Hold for each new Item entering the Tracking Group.
Can be configured to generate a CIMPLICITY alarm when an Item's status is modified to Hold.
Can deactivate Item-hold status on all affected Items in a Tracking Group.
Will not impact a Hold placed by a manual transaction.
Monitors the Item's status; and, if capable, physically holds the item at a pre-configured point on the production line.
A manual transaction:
Can be executed to modify an Item's status to Hold.
Can have comments attached to describe the reason for the Hold.
Is held separately from a Hold placed by an external process.
Can deactivate Item-hold status on all affected items.
Will not impact a Hold placed by an external process.
Note: The concept of item hold specifications apply only to Serialized Items.
1. Items: defined.