Planning Plant usage
I want to know the usage of the field Planning Plant, which is in MRP-3 view. Please throw some lights on this.
Tejas Kantilal Pujara replied
Key which specifically identifies the plant from which the planned independent requirements of the reference material comes from.
You maintain planned independent requirements for the planning material entered here. If a sales order/customer requirement is posted for the material in question, the sales order quantity consumes the planned independent requirements of the planning material. The planning material is not actually produced itself. If is only used for planning non-variant parts and for consuming the planned independent requirements.
In this planning strategy, the system uses the consumption mode maintained for the planning material to determine how many days into the future or the past consumption is to be carried out. The means that you must maintain the consumption mode for this strategy must be maintained in the material master record.
The material master record 4711 contains the material 4712 as a planning material. The planning material contains the BOM with the non-variant parts. You create planned independent requirements for material 4712. When creating a sales order for material 4711, the system realizes that material 4712 is the planning material for material 4711. Then the sales order for material 4711 consumes the planned independent requirements of material 4712.
A valid material master record must exist for the planning material in the planning plant. The material master record of the planning material cannot contain a planning material as this procedure can only be carried out at single-level.
Further Planning Plant is used in case of following strategy groups for in house production:
60 Planning with planning material
61 Plng with plng material / project settl.
63 Planning w.plng material w/o mke-to-ord.
65 Planning variants with planning material
Hope this helps.