material lot completion for production
In apo if we apply material heuristic system not makes A item which is header item untill B that is child item for A is complete in full lot,where i can percentage like say i want to say A production can be started even if B is available 50%of total qty.
Manjit Pahal replied
System makes sure that the any PPM will only be considered if the requirement is above the Minimum Lot size. And to propose the production of this quantity, system will check the availability of the APO relevant materials in Full.
Whereas the following are the workarounds:
1. If the planning of the input material(B) is not required in APO i.e. if the planning Run(MRP Run) is sufficient for that material. You have to delete that material in the PPMs in APO. This way system will not check the availability of this material.
2. Reduce the Min Lot size in the PPM if the production of lesser quantity is practically possible or in simple terms if the Planned order of lesser quantity is acceptable.
Hope this will solve your Problem.
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Edited by: Manjit Pahal on Apr 2, 2008 3:26 PM