i don't know if this is applicable to you or not. but we have a similar
problem where we have to make the same part number for different
customer orders and keep them separate. 

when we enter the customer order we schedule it way out in the future
(year 2025). this is done by customer service. each night we run a
report for the planning group of all such orders and they then create a
unique work order for each customer order and they reschedule the
customer order into when it is going to be produced. by doing this we
get a unique shop order for each customer order, even if there are
multiple customer orders for the same part. we do this for reasons of
serial number control, calibration of the end units to specific customer
requirements, tagging and marking of the units etc.

this works up at the end item level, below it the common parts are
produced via MRP generated orders without regard to which customer order
they will be used on.

>>> mgraff@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 08/03/04 02:15PM >>>
I would like to know if anyone has solved the issue of planned item
pegging back to the customer order.  I know the data exists in BPCS, I
just haven't found anyone who knows how to extract it.  I had a
consultant in who said if we could flatten the bill of materials for a
planned item we should be able to drill from the child item up through
the bom to the end item, and to the customer order number.
Unfortunately he was not able to do this.  (We use Production version
405 CD.)

 

This is an example of what I am hoping to solve:

 

Currently, in our version of BPCS, all planned items (items that have
a
demand in the system and have a planned order but have no open shop
orders yet), are consolidated based on the requested ship date.  

 

For example:



Customer:

Item 

Qty

Due

 

 


1

A

60

15-Apr

 

 


2

A

90

15-Apr

 

 


3

A

120

15-Apr

 

 


4

A

30

15-Apr

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 


One 'planned' order for Item A for 300 pieces is created in BPCS.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Is there are way to not have BPCS do this automatic consolidation?  In
MRP systems I have used, automatic consolidation was a server flag
that
was set to Yes or No, with a consolidation interval and horizon.  I
would think that BPCS would at least have the option to turn automatic
consolidation on or off.

 

Any help would be appreciated..

 

Regards,

 

Marc Graff

Production Control Manager

States Industries, Inc.

(541) 688-7871 ext. 283

 

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