It sounds you have the requirement to know what materials are available and if 
not what is required and when.

There is an add-on software for BPCS called OTTO (On-Time Orders) which, 
applying the principles of demand-supply manufacturing, electronically links 
demand (customer orders) to supply (inventory/manufacturing orders/purchase 
orders) at all levels of the bill of material.  
The result of OTTO is actionable information that provides answers to questions 
such as:  The shipping status of customer orders; What component(s) are missing 
(all levels of the bill of material) that is/are preventing a cusotmer order 
from shipping; manufacturing order needing components (all levels of the bill 
of material); What material deliveries are required from vendors to make the 
customer delivery schedule; What materials must be put on order to meet 
customer order delivery requirements; What are the manufacturing priorities, at 
all areas  of production, to meet customer promise dates.

OTTO does not modify or change any existing programs or data bases.  OTTO 
extracts data and then uses the extracted data to present the "actionable 

In summary, OTTO is a powerful tool providing "actionable information" to ship 
the customer order on-time.

You can learn more about OTTO by visiting my web site or 
contacting me at the below phone number or e-mail.

Best regards,

Mike Dreimiller
Mandis Inc.

 -------------- Original message ----------------------
From: "Sylvia Dufour" <sdufour@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> 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.
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