Production Management System (PMS)
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Production Management System Overview
The Production Management System (PMS) allows users to control all aspects of batch production
processing in a centralized and decentralized environment. PMS
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PMS consists of the
Job Scheduling System
Job Scheduling is the user interface to many features of the Production
Management system. It provides users with:
- The ability to schedule batch production processes
through simple, menu-driven screens.
- The ability to create and sequence standard and unique
jobs or job groups. A job group contains all jobs required to complete a specific process,
such as month-end accounting reports, quarterly grade processing, and so forth.
- The flexibility
for specifying output devices, number of copies, and special handling instructions.
prompts to enter required parameters and report formats.
- The ability to reduce terminal
data entry time through automatic schedule copying facility.
For complete documentation, see Using the Job Scheduling
System and Job
Scheduling Instructions Documentation.
Operator Interface (OPI)
The Operator Programmer Interface (OPI) provides the computer operator
with a method of monitoring and controlling daily batch processing. It enables the operator
to rerun jobs, change job statuses, modify parameters, and make other changes to the Job Initiator
and is used to set the production mode.
Download Operation User Interface Guide.
The Job Initiator is a program that automatically launches and monitors the scheduled
jobs. It can execute several jobs concurrently while maintaining the job group, priority, and
The Output Distribution process allows users to produce
report output on various printers and forms according to the data specified by the user on
the Job Scheduling screens.
Job Scheduling/Output Distribution Utilities
The Job Scheduling/Output
Distribution Utilities allows the applications programmer or systems manager to load and unload
parameters, accounts, job groups, and job control language for each job.
system allows data files and messages to be transferred between computers in a distributed
For complete documentation, download Transporter Programmer/Operator
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