Currently using BPCS Version 8.2.01 on iSeries V5R2. We are having an issue with Shipping Patterns and Lead-time. A release is received from our customer (EDI) and when the release is pulled into the RMS contract in BPCS the shipping pattern will be used. When the release is converted to the order, the lead time is picked up and new dates are calculated but the dates are not correct. The shipping pattern and lead time do not seem to be working as they should. If the item in the release is a firm requirement, the new calculated date (still off) will be pulled through for scheduling and MPR. If the line in the release is a forecast item only, the shipping lead time is not brought through to Scheduling and MPR. The customer request date is used when MPS and MRP are calculated. We may have a shipping lead time of 31 days but the system does not consider this and we would not order our components in time to make this build. It is a good thing that our Materials Department is aware of these issues and ensures that all Customer Orders are covered and production has components when time to build. NOTE: Our Scheduler will not rely on BPCS and has a spreadsheet in which he maintains using information given to him from Customer Service. The first time this issue was reported to SSA, we were told that BPCS was operating as it should but SSA did create an enhancement BMR. We were persistent and now this BMR has been escalated. Is there any other companies that are also experiencing this problem and how are you dealing with this issue? Sincerely, ___________________________________________ Sylvia L. Dufour Business Analyst Schukra of North America Ltd. The information contained in this e-mail message is intended only for the personal and confidential use of the recipient(s) named above. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient or an agent responsible for delivering it to the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that you have received this message and any attachments in error and that any review, dissemination, distribution, copying or alteration of this message and/or its attachments is strictly prohibited. If you have received this message in error, please notify the sender immediately by electronic mail, and delete the original message. Sender employs reasonable precautions to ensure against transmission of viruses and other destructive e-mail attachments; however, it makes no warranties that this message or any attachment thereto is free from viruses. Recipient is responsible for the protection of its own system; under no circumstances shall Sender be liable or any actual or consequential damages that may result from any inadvertent transmission of a virus or other destructive e-mail attachment. Recipient is cautioned not to open any file or attachment about which there is any uncertainty.
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