Have you tried an order policy of "blank". If you plan by facility, it has to
go in the CIC record. That should eliminate the item from MRP planning. Might
also asssign these items as item type 6 and assign them to a unique
planner/buyer such as N='Notes'. Also play with the Item Notes print flags to
get the right combination of internal / external informaton on the
order/billing documents.


-----Original Message-----
From: macwheel99@xxxxxxxxxxx
To: bpcs-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Fri, 4 May 2007 9:35 AM
Subject: [BPCS-L] MRP Exclude

We have a situation where customer service wants to create customer orders
for some "dummy items" that will be like "notes" on their reports to remind
a group of co-workers of future actions needed, but we do not want those
dummy items to show up on MRP for shop orders to be created, PO to be
ordered, or risk that shipping will accidentally pick one of them..

I suggested using a warehouse other than a production warehouse, and making
sure these dummy items had no BOM, and were not coded as master scheduled
items. In testing, they do not show up in MRP252 report of items for which
we need a shop order, but they do show up on MRP540 when production control
goes to release new shop orders.

Is there a way to code items so that in customer order reports & inquiry
they look like real items, but in the rest of BPCS they are effectively

I suspect I will need to modify the customer service reports to include
their reminder notes from some other file that the rest of BPCS does not
normally know exists.
Al Mac
BPCS/400 Know a lot, but never enough

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