Field Expression Column Heading

We have a diversity of users with respect to skill levels using query
definitions & creating query definitions, learning from other people
efforts. Many of our queries are derived from copying what someone else
did, then tweaking the new to meet new needs.

What I am demonstrating to you might not precisely match your needs. We
wanted to ONLY list the component parts not yet ready for prime time, what's
holding up the parade. Your needs may be a bit different than that.

When selecting optimal logicals, beware that the OS can ssubstitute other
logicals than the ones you selected, to optimize performance based on the
selection criteria you specify, so don't skimp on selection criteria or sort
criteria, just because that is in the logical definition.

Our selection excluded shop orders closed incomplete. Yours might want a
slightly different selection.

There's also scrap math. It is not factored into this query. That might be
important to you.

The query is structured based on how we use routing operation steps. If you
use routing notes, other BPCS features, you might want to adjust what is on
the query.

Don Cavaiani wrote

I am linking this!! I have it duplicated on my system, and we are
studying it now. One question, what is the QP result filed? Also, I
used all of the ...L01 logicals for each of the files.

Thanks MUCH.

Don C.

-----Original Message-----

We have a similar situation.

The people in Assembly are organized into teams around what we call a
"wheel" where maybe 10 people each doing their thing on a panel that
comes around slowly, combining maybe 20 sub-components into a
combined upper level part.

The person who is setting up a wheel to do some part, that person wants
to be sure that we have everything feady ... they key in the shop order
for the part to be assembled. This links to the FMA file of that
shop order, which lists all the compoenent items going into that
part, for which we can get at the on-hand of those componennts in
the right warehouse, and for the components where the on-hand is
insufficient, access any open shop order to make that component, as
identified by the FSO file, then bring up details on that shop
order. The leader of the assembly operation can then use that to
track down how soon we will be done with those shop orders, or
select some other part to assemble soon.

We have a CL to put queries/400 on a menu ... you do not have to give
people command line authority to run a query/400 definition.

Here's how our query combines files FMA FSO IIM FOD in 405CD

Field Test Field

Here's corporate IIM on-hand, but you could go after relevant warehouse

Here's what is still to be made on the lower level parts
NEEDED mqreq- mqiss

Here are the fields selected for the query/400 inquiry The files are


Selection criteria

AND/OR Field Test Value (Field, Number,
SPROD EQ 'Enter Part Number'

Hope this gets you a chunk of the way to a solution.

As for rescheduling ... when shop orders are released, they get a
planning date based on time of launching. If at a later date, you
change the upper level due date & rerun MRP, it recalculates MRP date
only one level down, so we have reports listing shop orders where the
MRP recalculated date says to do something sooner, later, cancel,
whatever, so that people then have the option of going down one
level & doing maintenance to agree with the MRP advice, or removing
from shop floor those orders that MRP says we do not need any more.

All orders below customer orders, such as purchase orders, have the
original date we planned, or changed to, and the MRP recalculated
date based on other stuff going on in the system. We have date math,
in which we are not interested in MRP changes of only a day or two,
only when the rescheduling is significant.

Al Macintyre
who uses Query/400 a lot because most managers & users want new stuff
setup yesterday & are quite happy to get quick & dirty, irrespective
of performance & other issues

Don Cavaiani wrote
Anyone dealt with this issue:

The system generates a shop order for a Manufactured (welded)
assembly. At the same time, it also generates say 15 other shop
orders for the fabrication of the manufactured components which GO
INTO the this upper level (welded) assembly.

Now, for whatever reason - say a shortage of a purchased component,
the scheduler wants to "back-off" the scheduled due date of the
(welded) assembly.

If this is done via the system, then MAYBE it reschedules all of the
Shop Orders for all of the manufactured components as well??

But, let's say the scheduler just wants to immediately pull that
(welded) Assembly out of the actual production pipeline, along with
all of the shop orders for all of the manufactured parts as well.

Is there anyone who has a developed a query or some other method of
LINKING all of the 15 manufactured parts shop orders to the (welded)
assembly shop order?

Seems like it would not be that difficult?

Don C.

Don F. Cavaiani
IT Manager
Amerequip Corp.

"It's amazing what you can accomplish if you don't care who gets the
credit." Harry S. Truman

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