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This tab is applied to place a part on hold to prevent the launching of stock replenishment orders to further procure or manufacture stock. It applies to both purchased and manufactured parts.

The function is thus applied to place a selected part on hold, or to lift the "on hold" status of a part that is currently on hold once the issue has been resolved.

 

In order to place a part on hold, the applicable part number must be specified, as well as a valid reason for placing the part on hold (the reason is selected from a list of valid predefined reasons as created via the function Reason Codes.

Thus, before a part can be placed on hold, the reason code (e.g. Major ECP, Routing incomplete, Obsolete, Tool design incomplete and others) must be created.

The person that initiated/requested the part to be placed on hold must also be specified.

In addition, the estimated resolution date needs to be specified. This is to provide the persons responsible for stock replenishment with an estimated target date as to when the issues will be resolved and stock replenishment will be once again allowed to proceed.

Comments can also be entered to further describe the reason for the on hold status and any additional details such as ECP numbers or other relevant notes. To place a part on hold click the "Hold" button which will enable if the part is not currently "On Hold" and the user has "Add" rights for this function.

The same procedure is followed to lift the "on hold" status of a part.

In this case, the same type of data entry is required, but the reason will be the reason for lifting the on hold status e.g. issues resolved, ECP canceled, Routing completed, Tool design completed etc. The estimated resolution date will be defaulted to the current date. To lift the "On Hold" status of a part click the "Un hold" button which will enable if the part is currently "On Hold" and the user has "Add" rights for this function.

When a part is placed on hold, or when the on hold status is lifted, mail messages are sent to both the part designer and part planner to inform them likewise.

 

The following fields are on this screen:

hmtoggle_plus1Comments

This field allows for comments/notes to be added to further describe the reason or motivation for placing a part on hold. The field is optional and allows comments of up to 255 characters to be entered.

 

hmtoggle_plus1Description

This read-only text field displays the description of the selected Part Number

 

hmtoggle_plus1Hold

This command button is clicked to add a record to the table Part_On_Hold_History and to thus place a part on hold. A user requires add-rights for this function to place a part on hold. After a successful transaction, the text 'Part currently in hold' will appear in the colour red on the screen and the record will be visible in the 'History' list.

 

hmtoggle_plus1Initiated By

This field is mandatory and is applied to specify and display the person that initiated the request to place a part on hold. The list is populated with valid employees from Employee_Master.

 

hmtoggle_plus1Part Number

This field is mandatory and is applied to select the applicable part number. Once selected, all part on hold history will be displayed in the list view "History" and the part description will be displayed in the 'Description' field. If the part is already currently on hold, the wording PART CURRENTLY ON HOLD will appear in a red colour at the top of the list view.

 

hmtoggle_plus1Reason Code

This field is mandatory and is applied to specify a reason for the part being placed on hold. The field is presented as a combo box that populates a list of predefined active reason codes from the table Reason_Code where the reason type relates to Part On Hold. The reasons are predefined via the function Reason Codes. Examples may include Obsolete, Design changes pending, Tool design incomplete and many others. The reason code selected is saved in the table field Reason_Code_Identity

 

hmtoggle_plus1Resolution Date

This field is mandatory and is applied to give an estimated date for the resolution of the problem that lead to a part being placed on hold. The date must be a future date and the date thus provides an indication of when the on-hold status can be expected to be lifted in order to allow stock replenishments for the part to be allowed.

 

hmtoggle_plus1Un-Hold

This command button is applied remove the on-hold status of a part to thus allow stock replenishment to continue. The button will enable once a user has selected the top record in the 'History' list for a part that is currently on hold and if the user has change-rights for this function. After a successful transaction the wording PART CURRENTLY ON HOLD will disappear on the screen.