Your logic is sound one of the most common ways to schedule service
purchased parts is to code them as master scheduled items within the

When MPS/MRP generates you will see the dependent and independent demand
during the pegging process.

Dan Sweeney
Senior Technical Consultant
PHOENIX Business Consulting, Inc.
Tel: 860-432-9881, Cell:  860.490.6712, 
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-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf
Of Al Mac
Sent: Friday, October 20, 2006 1:24 AM
To: BPCS_L discussion
Subject: [BPCS-L] Resell Purchased / Master Schedule ?

   * One rule of thumb says MRP140 needs to "M" Master Schedule End
   that we manufacture and sell for customers, so that MRP will
   what's needed of all components to be manufactured or purchased.
   * Another rule of thumb says raw material that we purchase to be used
   components of the manufactured parts, nor any sub-components, should
   be "M" coded, just the end items that we sell the customers.
   * A dispute has come up with respect to what is the correct Master
   Schedule coding for items that are coded purchased, but can also be
   customers as THEIR service or repair parts?

   It has been several years since we had MRP education, so different
   memories stray into disagreements needing clarification.

   I had thought that when the raw materials show up as components of
   scheduled items, currently on customer orders, that MRP will
   calculate how many we need thanks to both dependent and independent
   requirements, but if a customer orders a supply of our raw materials,
   are not currently needed due to being in the BOM of master scheduled
   active items, then by not having these raw materials master
scheduled, we
   have effectively told MRP to ignore these requirements, and that
   extra items coded as master scheduled did no harm to MRP.

   We are on BPCS 405 CD mixed mode. 
   We run MRP500 then MRP600 by facility, with a few extra runs of
   thanks to a prior thread on BPCS-L regarding parts complexity.
   Our BOM has several levels.  We used to be heavy into DRP resupply
   but that part of our business is now about dad.

   Al Macintyre
   BPCS/400 Computer Janitor ... see

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