By default, frepple will create for an operation as many work orders as needed to meet the demand. You might not this to happen if an operation is modeling a machine that can only produce one batch at a time. Therefore you will need a continuous resource of capacity one to make sure that only one work order can use an operation at the same time.
You can also use continuous resources to model a pool of machines. If you have 3 identical machines, then you can model only one operation in frepple and use a continuous resource of capacity 3 to allow a maximum of 3 work orders to use that operation at the same time.
|name||non-empty string||Unique name of the resource.|
|location||location||The resource location.|
Possible values are : “Default”, “Buckets”, “Infinite”
For continuous resources, the Default type should be used.
|maximum||number||The resource capacity.|