In Depth #3: The Input Schedule

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Please note that this option applies to when Source Scheduling is not selected under Scenario Settings -> Simulations.

To complete a Destination Schedule or Haulage analysis when Source Scheduling is not being run an Input Schedule is required. An Input Schedule is simply the resultant Schedule that has been created by whichever Scheduling solution is required. It defines the Source and (optional) Destination of the Schedule which allows the user to complete Haulage.

Importing an Input Schedule

Input schedules can be imported from CSV, XLS and XLSX and the following fields are required:

  • Source (Full Node Path): The full path is each Source Level in \ delineated format. e.g. Demo\A\1\Stage 1\B\388\8\21
  • Start (Date/Time): The start date and time of the individual schedule Step/Index
  • End (Date/Time): The start date and time of the individual schedule Step/Index
  • Equipment (Equipment): The matching equipment name from your Equipment setup
  • Process (Process): The matching process name from your Process setup
  • Source Quantity (Numeric) OR Source Percentage (Percentage): If using a percentage, matches against the Source Table
  • Utilisation (Percentage): A range from 0 to 1 (none to full). Utilisation represents how often equipment is used when available, common example is 16/24 (16 hours a day).
  • Availability (Percentage): A range from 0 to 1 (none to full).

The following fields are optional:

  • Destination (Full Node Path): The full path is each Destination Level in \ delineated format. e.g. Demo\OOP\430\3\6
  • Destination Quantity (Numeric): AND/OR Destination Percentage (Percentage): If using a percentage, matches against Source Table
  • Equipment Count (Numeric): Generally left as 1 (100%), amplifies the effect of this equipment.
  • Hourly Rate (Numeric): Set per active process, controls the speed at which the Source Quantity Field is worked.

The import process follows the same system as Importing Data.