Explanation of Messages - Jeans Manufacturing

Modified on Mon, 22 Apr 2024 at 05:25 AM

Below is a list of the more common comments and messages that your students may receive in the Jeans Manufacturing business of our Management simulation, along with an explanation of why they are receiving the message and if necessary how to resolve the the issue causing the message.  Messages can be found by going to Reports > Comments & Messages in the simulation.


The comments & messages box will show the source of the comment, i.e. which employee type is making the comment, what the comment/message is and how many times that comment/message was received on a given day.


Note:  Not every comment or message indicates an issue that needs to be addressed.  When looking at the comments and messages it is important to look at the number next to the comment/message.  This indicates how many times that comment/message was received.  If you are receiving a comment/message and the number is high, then the issue should be addressed.


Source:  AP Specialist
Message:
Cause:
Resolution:
Looking for Account Payable InvoicesNo Accounts Payable invoices are available to be processed
  • You may have to many AP Specialist hired.  Check idle times and adjust staffing levels accordingly.
  • Ensure that Purchasers are processing P/O's efficiently.
  • Increase the number of Purchasers.
  • Ensure that Raw Material Handlers are operating efficiently thus increasing raw material usage which generates more P/O's.
Source:  AR Specialist
Message:Cause:Resolution:
Looking for Accounts Receivable InvoicesNo Accounts Receivable invoices are available to be processed
  • You may have too many A/R Specialist hired. Check idle times and adjust staffing levels accordingly.
  • Increase production levels by ensuring all manufacturing positions are operating efficiently.  This will allow you to bid on more jobs.
Source:  Purchaser
Message:Cause:Resolution:
Looking for Open Purchase OrdersNo open Purchase Order to process
  • You may have too many Purchasers hired. Check idle times and adjust staffing levels accordingly.
  • Ensure that Raw Material Handlers are operating efficiently thus increasing raw material usage which generates more P/O's.
  • Increase number of Raw Material Handlers.
  • Increase production levels to increase raw materials usage. 
Source: Sys Admin
Message:Cause:Resolution:
Looking for Server Maintenance TasksServer is operational and no tasks need to be performed
  • You may have too many Sys Admins hired and not enough work for all of them. Check idle time for each Sys Admin and adjust staffing levels accordingly.
Source: Denim Cutter
Message:Cause:Resolution:
Trying to find a Cut Jean Leg to drop off a Cut Jean LegNo Cut Jean Leg Stockpiles have been added to the manufacturing floor or the ones that have been added are full
  • Verify at least one Cut Jean Leg Stockpile has been added to the manufacturing floor.
  • Increase the number of Cut Jean Leg Stockpiles available.
  • Add additional Pocket Sewers and/or Pocket Stamping Operators to increase production.
Trying to find a Rough Cut Pocket to drop off a Rough Cut Pocket.No Rough Cut Pocket Stockpiles have been added to manufacturing floor or the ones that have been added are full.
  • Verify at least one Rough Cut Pocket Stockpile has been added to the manufacturing floor.
  • Increase the number of Rough Cut Pocket Stockpiles available.
  • Check that Pocket Stampers are operating efficiently.
  • Add additional Pocket Stampers to increase production of finished pockets.
Source:  Jeans Assembler
Message:Cause:Resolution:
Looking for Jean Leg With PocketNo Jean Leg With Pockets are available to assemble into finished jeans.
  • Verify at least one Jeans Leg With Pocket Stockpile has been added to the manufacturing floor.
  • Verify that all processes leading up to Jeans Assembly are running efficiently.
  • Increase production on the resources necessary to produce Jeans Leg With Pocket. 
Looking for ThreadA raw material stockpile for thread has not been added to the manufacturing floor or the ones that have been added are empty.
  • Ensure at least one raw material stockpile for thread has been added to the manufacturing floor.
  • Add additional thread stockpiles to the manufacturing floor.
  • Check that Raw Material Handlers are operating efficiently.
  • Verify that P/O's and Acct. Payable invoices are being processed efficiently.
Trying to find a Wrinkled Jeans to drop off a Wrinkled JeansNo Wrinkled Jean Stockpiles have been added to the manufacturing floor or the ones that have been added are full.
  • Ensure at least one Wrinkled Jean Stockpile has been added to the manufacturing floor.
  • Increase the number of Wrinkled Jean Stockpiles.
  • Check that Jean Steamer Operators are operating efficiently.
  • Increase the number of Jean Steamer Operators. 
Source:  Jeans Steamer Operator
Message:Cause:Resolution:
Looking for Wrinkled JeansNo wrinkled jeans available to be steamed.
  • Verify at least one Wrinkled Jeans Stockpile has been added to the manufacturing floor.
  • Verify that all processes leading up to jean steaming are running efficiently.
  • Increase production on the resources necessary to produce Wrinkled Jeans.
Source:  Pocket Sewer
Message:Cause:Resolution:
Looking for Cut Finished PocketsNo Cut Finished Pockets available
  • Verify at least one Cut Finished Pocket Stockpile has been added to the manufacturing floor.
  • Verify that all processes leading up to Pocket Sewing are running efficiently.
  • Increase production on resources necessary to produce Cut Finished Pockets
Looking for Cut Jeans LegNo Cut Jeans Legs available
  • Verify at least one Cut Jeans Leg Stockpile has been added to the manufacturing floor.
  • Verify that the Denim Cutting process is running efficiently.
  • Increase the number of Denim Cutters to increase the amount of Cut Jeans produced.

Source:  Pocket Stamping Operator
Message:Cause:Resolution:
Looking for Rough Cut PocketNo Rough Cut Pockets available to stamp into Finished Pockets
  • Verify at least one Rough Cut Pocket Stockpile has been added to the manufacturing floor.
  • Verify that all processes leading up to Pocket Stamping are running efficiently.
  • Increase production on resources necessary to produce Rough Cut Pockets.
Source:  Customer
Message:Cause:Resolution:
You are late delivering our jeans order of X units.  We're not going to pay the full amount and won't accept any more bids from you for 6 months.Qty. order was not delivered to the customer by the Delivery Date specified on the Bids form.
  • Turn on the "Ship order automatically" option on the Ship Orders form.
  • Ensure that your Daily Production will allow you to produce enough jeans before bidding on a job.
  • Increase daily production.

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