Shift definition implementation
I want to implement shift definition as new functionality as per client requirement. Existing work center data is maintained with shift time as start time, break and end time. Also no of individual capacity.
Now with above master data setting client has work for past 2 yrs. Now they want to implement shift definition with shift sequence.
My query is while implementing shift, what to do with exiting open data like production order, capacity etc.
What are the step follow to implement the same. Plz suggest.
Case 1; Your understanding is absolutely correct. The changes that you bring in now would be into effect with the date of implementation. So all the existing open orders would be working in the old system of shift. All the orders created from the date of implementation would be having the new definition of shift.
Now case 2 is the capacity. If all your workcenters are having infinite capacity, you are not going to have any problem in Capacity at alll... Now the realy problem is when you have some or all of these workcenters as finite capacity from the effective date of shift change.
In this case, you can have 2 plans
Plan A) Wait till all old orders are closed in the system (You cannot have proper capacity planning output till such time). At the same time keep collecting the capacity data for new orders. So you can have your capacity requirements and planning in place only after all the old orders are closed.
Plan B) Migrate all the data required for capacity planning for the old orders, so that you can have an up to date system. But this is a herculean task as you need to post status of all your open orders...
So just think about it before you go with your plan... I would rather convince client for plan A...