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On this tab the following fields can be viewed:

 

hmtoggle_plus1Auto Release Days (Internal Orders)

This option enables the automatic release of internal production orders for fixed account manufactured parts where the auto release option has been specified on its part master record(s).  The valid values are 0 to 99.

 

The default value is one day, which will result in the release of internal production orders with a start date equal to or less the current date +1 day (but only for parts where the auto release option has been checked).  

 

If the value equals zero "0", automatic releasing is disabled during MRP runs.  This field is enabled if the setting Manufactured Parts in the  Override Part Master frame is not checked.

 

Should MRP auto release an internal production order for an obsolete part, the part planner will be informed via the Mail function.

hmtoggle_plus1Auto Rescheduling Applied

If purchase orders and/or internal orders are checked, MRP will not only suggest reschedule dates for firm and released orders, but will also update the completion dates accordingly.

hmtoggle_plus1Days Supply

The days supply is specified in conjunction with the lot sizing technique Period Cover Interval .

 

The number of days specified will govern the intervals at which MRP will suggest planned orders, and, will therefore directly impact on the amount of stock carried in inventory and the resulting inventory turnover.

 

The Division table contains preset defaults for the days supply separately specified for class A,B, and C items.

 

When adding a new part with an order policy of "Period Cover Interval", or changing the ABC class of an existing part with a similar order policy, the function will aid the user by displaying the default days supply from the Division table,  as applicable to the ABC class selected on the screen.   The user can override the default values if necessary.

 

The days supply can be between 0 and the setting Days Supply (Max) as specified on System Configuration.  When the user selects a part number, this field displays the value of Days Supply from the Part Master table for the selected part.

 

RELATED TOPICS:                Update Days Supply on ABC Analysis

 Days Supply Default Class A Items on Division

 Days Supply Default Class B Items on Division

 Days Supply Default Class C Items on Division

 Days Supply Max on System Configuration

hmtoggle_plus1Exclude Firmed Supply Orders

When checked, all firmed supply orders for the part will be excluded from the MRP simulation run irrespective of the part source or selected supplier.

 

When unchecked (default), all firmed supply orders for the part will be included in the MRP simulation run.

hmtoggle_plus1Exclude Released Supply Orders

When checked, all released supply orders for the part will be excluded from the MRP simulation run irrespective of the part source or selected supplier.

 

When unchecked (default), all released supply orders for the part will be included in the MRP simulation run.

hmtoggle_plus1Fixed/Period Combination (C)

When doing an inquiry on a part, this field will default to selected, if Order Policy on the Part Master table is equal to "P".

 

This lot sizing technique is very suitable for parts with dependant demand or a combination of dependant and independent demand.  The policy is applied in conjunction with the Days Supply field as well as the order quantity minimum and order quantity maximum .

 

Days Supply must be greater than zero or equal to or less than the setting Days Supply Max as specified on System Configuration.

 

MRP will calculate the suggested order quantity by adding a number of days supply to the date of the nett requirement and summing all requirements within the calculated horizon.

 

Should the "Days Supply" quantity be less than the order quantity minimum as specified on the Part Master, MRP will adjust the planned order quantity to be equal to the minimum order quantity.

 

Should the "Days Supply" quantity exceed the minimum order quantity, but when dividing by the order quantity increment results in a decimal, MRP will adjust the planned order quantity to be in step with the specified order quantity increment.

 

Should the suggested quantity exceed the maximum quantity, the MRP action message relating to the planned order will reflect an appropriate warning.

hmtoggle_plus1Fixed Order Quantity (F)

When doing an inquiry on a part, this field will default to selected, if Order Policy on the Part Master table is equal to "F".

 

This lot sizing technique will always result in MRP suggesting a planned order equal to the order quantity minimum.  

 

Should the order quantity minimum be less than the nett requirement, MRP will inflate the suggested quantity with the increment quantity until the quantity of the planned order is greater than or equal to the nett requirement.

 

Should the resulting quantity exceed the order quantity maximum, the MRP action message for the suggested planned order will reflect an appropriate warning.

 

This lot sizing technique is popular for parts that fall into the category of floor stock items or parts that are primarily planned on a Re-order Point/Level (ROP/ROL), although it can also be applied for parts that have a dependant demand.

 

This policy must be executed with care, since, as stated, MRP will always order at least the minimum order quantity even if this exceed the actual demand for the part and could therefore result in excess inventory.

 

Setting the order minimum , maximum , and increment quantities to 1 can convert this policy into a discreet lot sizing technique.

hmtoggle_plus1Ignore Quarantine Stock

When checked, quarantine stock is not viewed as being available to satisfy requirements during the MRP run.

hmtoggle_plus1Include Additional Stock Statuses

The quantities of the checked statuses are regarded as available to satisfy requirements during the MRP run.

hmtoggle_plus1Include Negative Stock

When checked, locations with a quantity on hand less than zero are included during MRP calculations.

hmtoggle_plus1Include Stock In Non-Mrp Stores

When checked, the MRP Run simulation will include stock in non-MRP stores when calculating available stock on hand.

 

When unchecked, the stock in non-MRP stores will be excluded in the MRP simulation run when calculating available stock on hand.

 

RELATED TOPIC: Used By MRP on Store

hmtoggle_plus1Inspection

It is the number of days required to inspect the parts and to receive them into Stores.  MRP deducts the Decouple days from the required date to determine the arrival date for planned purchase orders.

 

Decouple time forms part of the Lead-time of a purchased part. Decouple Time can have a value between zero and the Purchase Decouple Time (Days) Max specified on System Configuration.

hmtoggle_plus1Lead Time

It is an estimate of the amount of time (stated in work days) required to produce an item or assembly (manufacturing lead time) or to obtain an item from an outside source (purchase lead time).

 

MRP applies the lead time stated for a part when calculating order start dates and action dates.

 

NOTE: Where auto releasing of purchase orders applies, as stated on the buying records on the External Organisation Parts function, MRP will apply the lead time stated on the buying record.

 

Lead time can have a value between zero and the value specified on the setting Lead Time Days (Purchasing) Max or the value specified forLead Time Days (Manufacturing) Max on System Configuration.

hmtoggle_plus1Override Part Master Manufactured Parts

When checked, the order policies and settings may be set for manufactured parts.

 

MRP will give preference to these settings compared to the order policies set on the Part Master for manufactured parts.

 

If the option Auto Release Days (Internal Orders) is greater than zero, this option is disallowed.

hmtoggle_plus1Override Part Master Purchased Parts

When checked, the order policies and settings may be set for purchased parts.

 

MRP will give preference to these settings compared to the order policies set on the Part Master for purchased parts.

hmtoggle_plus1Order Quantity Increment

When doing an inquiry on a part, this field displays the order quantity increment, of the selected part, from the Part Master table.

 

This quantity determines the increments that an order quantity must adhere to and is normally governed by the unit of measure, or the packaged quantity,  in which a part is available in the commercial market, for example, paint only available in 5l drums will have a minimum quantity of 5 and an incremental quantity of 5.

 

The Order Quantity Increment is a 10 digit integer field and can only be less than or equal to the Order Quantity Minimum.

 

NOTE: Where order splitting of purchase orders applies, as stated on the buying records on the External Organisation Parts function, MRP will apply the order quantity increment as stated on the buying record.

 

RELATED TOPICS:        Fixed Order Quantity

 Period Cover Interval                

hmtoggle_plus1Order Quantity Maximum

When doing an inquiry on a part, this field displays the order quantity maximum, of the selected part, from the Part Master table.

 

If the maximum quantity is exceeded when MRP suggests a planned order, it results in a warning message.

 

The maximum quantity may represent the maximum quantity that can be manufactured in the stated lead time or the maximum quantity that can be accommodated due to storage space constraints.

 

The Order Quantity Maximum is a 10 digit, integer field.  The Order

Quantity Maximum cannot be less than the Order Quantity Minimum,

or the Order Quantity Increment.

 

RELATED TOPICS:        Fixed Order Quantity

 Period Cover Interval                

hmtoggle_plus1Order Quantity Minimum

When applying a fixed order quantity policy, this is the minimum quantity that will be suggested by MRP.  The minimum quantity can be the pre-defined order quantity or the result of minimum or incremental quantity conditions specified by your Supplier.

 

The minimum quantity can also relate to production, setup costs that require a minimum quantity to justify the release of a production order.

 

The minimum quantity is also used when purchasing less than this quantity.  The cost will increase.

 

The Order Quantity Minimum is a 10 digit integer field and must be less than or equal to the Order Quantity Maximum.

 

NOTE: Where order splitting of purchase orders applies, as stated on the buying records on the External Organisation Parts function, MRP will apply the minimum order quantity as stated on the buying record.

 

RELATED TOPIC:        Fixed Order Quantity

 Period Cover Interval                

hmtoggle_plus1Period Cover Interval (P)

When doing an inquiry on a part, this field will default to selected, if Order Policy on the Part Master table is equal to "P".

 

This lot sizing technique is very suitable for parts with dependent demands or a combination of dependent and independent demand.  The policy is applied in conjunction with the "Days Supply" field.

 

MRP will calculate the suggested order quantity by adding a number of days supply to the date of the nett requirement and summing all requirements within the calculated horizon.

 

Since this order policy can never 'over order' and schedule orders to replenish the equivalent of the preset days supply period requirements, for example, 1 day, 4 weeks, 6 months; it is ideally suited, to be used in conjunction with the ABC analysis.  It aids you to accomplish present goals for inventory turnover, and cash flow control.

 

Although the resulting suggested quantities are not governed by the minimum, maximum and increment values, the values are taken into consideration, and, should the suggested quantity be less than the minimum quantity , or exceed the maximum quantity , the MRP action message relating to the planned order will reflect an appropriate warning.

hmtoggle_plus1Supplier

It is populated with the supplier name and code from the External Organisation table, where a valid creditor, account code exists.

 

The number of characters to be entered before the list is shown is governed by the value of "populate length" (optional).

 

When "Include" is selected and the part being planned is a purchased part, only firm and released replenishment orders of the selected  Supplier will be included in the MRP simulation run (unless other settings excluded either firm or released supply orders).

 

When "Exclude" (default) is selected and the part being planned is a purchased part, all firm and released replenishment orders of the  selected Supplier will be excluded from the MRP simulation run.

 

When both "Exclude All Firmed Supply Orders" and "Exclude All Released Supply Orders" are checked, this field is disabled and the user cannot select a Supplier to be included, or excluded from the MRP simulation run.