Some good questions here that make us think, and reveal BPCS nuances we had
not previously realized were there.

I'm in 405 CD multi-facility so my perspective 100% opposite yours, but I
think I can project guidance of value.

MRP140 data ends up in CIC file by facility which is a summary of CMF costs
and also IIM data by facility.   We populate various planner fields
differently for same items in different facilities.  Because of risk of
employee turnover in who is entering what items, we have a fix it program
to repopulate some fields of IIM and CIC according to rules associated with
item type item class and which facility.

If you want some fields of CIC to be blank so that your MRP runs correctly,
you could write a program to blank that CIC field, then run that program
immediately before running MRP net change or regen.

We have such a program we run at that point.  In our case, we make end
items in shipping warehouse but consume the materials from work in process
warehouse, so we are seeding planning warehouse differently for different
item types.

You can eyeball the kind of contents from command line via RUNQRY *N CIC
and enter, but if you want to view sub-sets this way, instead of enter at
RUNQRY *N CIC  do F4 then on bottom line of prompt screen make that *YES
then enter, and you can do selection ... after viewing one selection F12
gets you to ability to do a different selection.  This RUNQRY *N (no query
definition) ANY-FILE-NAME deal works for any file in your library list.

When you do MRP500 600 CAP500 600 etc. it asks you what facility you doing,
and if you leave that blank, it ought to take the data off of IIM and
ignore CIC which it uses when someone specifies facility.

When we run cost rollups, CIC and CMF are players ... you might try a test
of some items
One item have CIC record but no CMF records.
Other item have CMF records but no CIC.
Which one rolls up Ok.
That will tell you what is safe to delete from Cost perspective.
Any such experiment should either be in dummy items, or a test environment.

I have been mass deleting duplicate costs, in my case unwanted global
because we by facility.

It might be useful for you to total records by facility (e.g. Query/400)
for those files that can contain facility.
MBM Bill of Materials
FRT Routings
CMF Cost Master
CIC Item Cost Planning by Facility
ECH ECL Customer Orders

In theory all your stuff should be in one consistent place, one facility or
global (blank).

I think the ZMF file has facilities defined, then various IWM Warehouses
ILM Locations and other things are defined to be in which facility.

In theory, CIC (MRP140) gets populated with item facility data because
co-workers keyed something into some other file that is relevant to
activity by that item in that facility.  So you want to back track where
that data is coming from.

Al Macintyre
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 On BPCS 4.05CD      Globally is all that is needed at this plant.
Facility Planning Data (MRP 140) contains data.   Can the Facility
Planning Data (MRP 140) be inactivated, so that information no longer
gets transferred there upon creation of new parts?  At what point does
information get transferred automatically to Facility Planning Data (MRP
140)?  If Facility Planning Data (MRP 140) were inactivated, would it be
best to do a mass deletion of information currently in there?  Where in
BPCS would (MRP 140) be turned off:?

 MRP reads from IIM to plan.  When looking in BOM the lead time is not
being read from IIM but from Facility Planning Data (MRP 140).  IF
Facility Planning Data (MRP 140) is blank, then  MRP rules for BOM info.
What besides BOM is effected by Facility Planning Data (MRP 140) when
not set up by Facility?      Thanks  --  Judi


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