Let's have a look at how Production operations, Resources, and Operators are related in Katana.

Production operations are steps that need to be completed to make a product. Operations can be defined for each product variant on the product card. Read more

A Resource is a workstation where the Operation needs to be completed. It can also be an employee who needs to complete the Operation. A Resource is not the same as an Operator.

A Resource can be assigned to an Operation. You can define a default Resource for each Production operation step on each product card (one Resource per Operation).

Operators are SFC app users. You can assign Operators to Operations on a Manufacturing order (MO) or assign default Operator(s) to each Resource in Settings screen > Resources (read more). Default Operators cannot be mapped directly to Production operations, but only to Resources.

You can assign multiple Operators to the same Resource so multiple Operators can complete a task.

When a MO is created for a product, Katana pulls the default Production operations, Resources, and assigned Operators to the order. You can edit these on each MO.

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