The Dispense Supervisor Workbench helps you plan and manage dispensing tasks. It provides a Dispense Supervisor with the capability to manipulate dispensing tasks prior to processing by the Dispense Operator. The Dispense Supervisor uses this workbench to sort and refine the list of pending dispense tasks available to the Dispense Operator.
You can use the Dispense Supervisor Workbench to group dispense tasks together to create a master dispense plan. You can change the dispense required date to improve the facilitation of batch processing, and assign a priority to each dispense task. Change or assign Lot Numbers and Dispense Areas, and make use of the Mass Update feature to change several dispensing tasks simultaneously. Assign Dispense Operators to the specific tasks for which they are best suited. By being able to control what you are dispensing, you avoid dispense expiration - the maximum acceptable duration between dispensing and consumption of the dispensed batch material. The Dispense Supervisor Workbench displays the Required Date and the Dispense Expiration date for each dispense task. If a Dispense Expiration date has elapsed, then the Dispense Supervisor Workbench highlights the task in red, and warns you with a message prior to material consumption.
Use the Dispense Supervisor Workbench to view current dispense task assignments for your organization. When looking at individual dispense task assignments, you can view them in either text or graphical mode by clicking either Toggle to Text Mode or Toggle to Graphic Mode.
To view dispense task assignments
Navigate to the Dispense Supervisor Workbench window.
Select an Organization from the list. Required.
Click View Current Assignments to display all the assigned dispense tasks for the organization.
Enter the criteria to query in the Search region.
Click Go to narrow the list of current assignments.
Click Select to mark individual assignments for Mass Update or Reverse Dispense.
Click Update to open the assignments to view or edit.
Use the Dispense Supervisor Workbench to display unplanned dispense task assignments for your organization. You can also use the Current Dispensing Task Load window to perform dispense planning for unplanned dispense tasks.
To find unplanned dispense tasks
Navigate to the Dispense Supervisor Workbench window. Select an Organization from the list. Required.
In the Search region, select Unplanned from the Status list. Click Go.
Use the Update region to edit the unplanned dispense tasks for the assignment.
Note: Use the Dispense Supervisor Workbench Current Dispensing Task Load window to perform dispense planning for these unplanned dispense tasks.