When preparing a list of possible time slots, the ABS enforces the following rules:
The offered time slots must equal the availability of the personnel for a service region.
The offered time slots must match the personnel with the required skills. You can enforce this rule with the Use Assignment Manager scheduling parameter.
NOTE: Assignment Manager scores do not affect the order or ranking of the returned time slots. The scores determine only if an employee is eligible to own an activity.
Time slots must meet other constraints. For example, an engineer must never perform more than 4 installations in a day. Other constraints for service activities might meet business or union requirements.
Activities can extend over multiple days.
The Optimizer and ABS treat activities that cross between the end of the Optimizer horizon and the beginning of the ABS period as locked.