Pitch schedule templates are used to schedule pitches. Templates are used because it is much easier to use a template to schedule pitches over multiple shifts, days, and lines at once vs. creating pitches individually, manually one by one. Once pitch schedules are created, they can be tied to lines in the line setup or in the pitch template configuration.
Make sure that you have shifts created and assigned to the lines you wish to use production on. Shifts cannot overlap as that will cause conflicts with scheduling pitches.
- Leading2Lean uses Planned Production time and Production Down Time to calculate OA (see Production Summary Report article to learn how we calculate Production Down Time). Since we don't know if Planned Non-Production Minutes are at the beginning of the pitch or at the end of the pitch, Production Down Time can be off. For instance, if you have a 60 minute pitch with 30 minutes Planned Production minutes and 30 minutes Planned non-production minutes, and you have a 30 minute "down" dispatch during the pitch, we will count 30 minutes for Production Downtime, even if that dispatch was during planned non-production time. You can eliminate the affects of this behavior by splitting the pitch into a 30 minute production pitch and a 30 minute non-production pitch.