Multi Item Order in DIMP – Fast Entry seems very manual
Processing the Fast Entry screen of the Multi Item Order seems very manual. Can anyone tell me what I’m doing wrong?
We are in a Make to Stock environment making rolls of bubble wrap. We are currently operating without variant configuration.
MRP generates planned orders for Finished Goods, several of which use the same extrusion. The difference in the finished goods are things like: length of roll; width of roll; type of core; type of outer bag; and labeling. We want to create one multi item production order to produce all of the finished goods that come from the common extrusion for the week.
I can use CO40 Conversion of Planned Order to convert the first Finished Good's Planned Order to the Production Order but then I must use the Fast Entry screen to manually add other FG header materials and the quantities required of each. I cannot make use of the “convert planned order to production order” functionality for these subsequent header materials. Am I missing something here? It seems very manual not to be able to make use of the MRP generated planned orders that exist for the other Finished Goods!
Thank you for your help!
No, you are not missing anything. This is a manual process you have to go through.
Looking at your requirement to produce multiple similar items in one production order, it looks to me that the order combination functionality would be worthwhile to look at.
Or is there any particular reason why you didn't consider that feature?