It can be desirable to schedule a universal/global Event on hand that will automatically reposition a specific Traveler to a Hold flow once it reaches a certain step in it's manufacturing process.  This Event will work on just the specific Traveler manually modified to have the attached Event Record and manually configured to reposition at a specific step in the process flow (The choice of step varies dynamically depending on the process flow associated with the Traveler). Once the necessity for holding the Traveler at the specified step is completed you can reposition the Traveler back to their original process flow step using a second Event and then finish processing the Traveler.

For example, in a 3 step process flow you may want to schedule that a particular Traveler move forward through just a single step, but then you want to put it on Hold before processing the remaining steps.  We will show you how to achieve this by adding a simple universal/global Event that is simply configured on the Traveler to reposition to a Hold flow at a specific step.

Initial Reposition Event

Create Hold Event

Create an Event - We will create an Event Definition that can be universally added to any Traveler using any manufacturing flow.  Events have both Trigger(s) and Action(s) that need to be configured before we can attach the Event Record to a Traveler.


Create Trigger 

Create a Trigger that will fire as soon as the Traveler enters the manually configured Step defined on the Traveler at which you want it put on the hold flow e.g. for this example we will set the Traveler to move to the Hold flow on Step 2.

The trigger has three variable NVs referenced in the configuration that checks the Current Traveler Flow Step [CTFS] of the Traveler against the manually configured Event Record Selected Flow Step [EVRSF] and finally it checks the destination flow step pulldown NV [DISP] is not equal to 'WIP'.

Note: If the Event is added to the Traveler and the Event Record Selected Flow Step is not defined then the Event will never be triggered.


Create Action

Create an Action that will Reposition the Traveler to the Hold flow.


Reposition Back Event

Create Reposition Event

Create an Event - We will create another Event Definition.  This Event is responsible for placing the Traveler back to it's originating Traveler once the Hold disposition pulldown is completed and the Traveler is signed off.


Create Trigger

Create a Trigger that will fire as soon as the Hold flow 'Disposition' pulldown Name-Value is seleced as WIP and the Traveler is signed off to put it back on it's original flow step.

Note: The Trigger will only fire if the following two conditions are fuflilled:

  1. 'Disposition' Pulldown NV is selected as 'WIP'
  2. Traveler is signed off


Create Action

Create an Action that will Reposition Back the part(s) to it's original process flow step.


Hold Step Traveler View



Schedule Future Hold of Part(s) on Traveler

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Now to complete the planned Part(s) on Hold for the Traveler we must add the Event Record to the specific Traveler and selecting Step 2 for the flow in the Event Record Advanced Tab options as illustrated below:



The specific Traveler is now assigned the Event Record and is scheduled to put the Traveler on Hold when they reach the second step of the process flow.