Schedule Manager is an ASP.NET web-application used to create production campaign lists. Schedules are stored in a secure relational database. Access to Recipe Manager is integrated with Active Directory, so users login with their usual network login so users don’t have to remember any more passwords.
Schedules are ordered lists of campaigns. Each campaign specifies a recipe to be run along with the quantity required and a scaling factor. Schedules are created for each actual equipment instance, and the recipe list is automatically populated with Recipe Manager recipes that are applicable to that equipment class.
Once schedules have been created and released to production, they are available for download to the control system by operators on the plant floor. Schedules can be downloaded from higher-level business systems.