Using the transfer order in this manner is similar to what our clients do
when our BPCS 'pull' add-on is installed.

Is ICP attempting to build up inventory in anticipation of demand? The idea
being to have the quantities necessary to support forecasted demand in-hand
when the demand materializes?

If this is the case let me make a suggestion:
Consider tying the transfer order's (TO) open quantity to the unconsumed
forecast quantity within a forecast horizon. Results in the unconsumed
forecast quantity for the specified period being treated as a demand. As
the unconsumed forecast quantity is "consumed" by customer orders the demand
represented by the TO is reduced by a like amount. Also allows the TO's
order quantity to "float" to reflect new forecast quantities fall inside the
forecast fence.

This approach eliminates the manual maintenance of the transfer order (both
quantity and "ship" date must be maintained). From experience I can tell
you that is a desirable feature - If the organization forgets to manually
reduce the TO's quantity or extend the TO's "ship" date the planned
requirements will remain at a higher than required level thereby reducing
the available to promise quantities.

And I'd urge you to consider multiple TOs - each with different ship dates.

Roy Luce

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-----Original Message-----
From: BPCS-L [mailto:bpcs-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Weston, Jeff
Sent: Tuesday, June 10, 2014 3:41 PM
To: BPCS ERP System
Subject: [BPCS-L] Prebuild Inventory in BPCS

Hello All,

Were on an old version of BPCS (6.0.2) and I was posed a question from one
of our planners, that I was hoping someone on this list could give me
suggestions on how to go about doing it.

There is going to be a prebuild of extra inventory this year. We do not want
this inventory to be netted out in BPCS MRP in future planning periods. The
thought was to create a transfer order that matches exactly to the pre build
production and subsequent prebuild inventory. The transfer order would
allocate against the prebuild inventory. Here is the desired scenario:

Production/Inv +150 (50 prebuild)
Customer orders -25
Transfer order -50
Qty available to plan +75

Without the transfer order, +125 are netted in MRP planning and the prebuild

Production/Inv +150 (50 prebuild)
Customer orders -25
Qty available to plan +125

The transfer order would be created to ship from 37 to a non-nettable
warehouse. The transfer order would never be received or shipped. It would
be reduced as the inventory was sold off against future customer orders
tagged as prebuild.


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