Thanks, Alister. Congrats on your retirement and I hope it goes well for you.

Unfortunately, we don't have licence to the DRP module and cannot get it due to the strained relationship we have with Infor.

And the division that we want to be able to do this at dose not use MRP, although I guess they could start for the buy/sell items.


Best regards,
Timothy J Knoebel, Sr. iSeries/BPCS Administrator



-----Original Message-----
From: BPCS-L [mailto:bpcs-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Alister Wm Macintyre (Wow)
Sent: Wednesday, July 22, 2015 11:05
To: 'BPCS ERP System' <bpcs-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [BPCS-L] Create PO from SO

There were several ways this could be done, for selected items, on 405 CD, which I assume may still be supported on later BPCS versions.

DRP is conceptually like MRP.
Where MRP is used to create PO (Purchase Order) and SO (Shop Order) to satisfy CO (Customer Order) within the same division, or create PO to get material needed for SO components.
DRP adds RO (Resupply Order) to the mix across divisions, perhaps what you call drop ship orders.

Also, just as MRP can be used to launch 100% of the PO and SO orders needed to satisfy CO and other requirements, but won't work right if there are any errors in engineering, inventory, reporting etc. so some portions of the closed loop are sometimes run manually, so also DRP can trigger chaos if fed with incorrect information.

There are different kinds of CO types, where 1 is default. Some CO can be entered using codes that tells BPCS that it is to be satisfied by RO in a particular other division. You end up with orders which have 2 warehouses, the FROM warehouse with the order need to be satisfied, and the TO warehouse where the inventory is to go after it has been created. The two warehouses can be in different division facilities.

We used a CO type which bypassed standard accounting, since we did not want one division to be sending A/R invoices to another division's A/P, we wanted the cost of inventory to flow smoothly across divisions, which worked.

I suggest you view DRP documentation, to see if that solves your needs.

We needed a more complicated setup to handle what BPCS calls RO, and other people call drop ship, when the other division was not on BPCS.

Alister Wm Macintyre (Al Mac)
Became retired in 2015.
-----Original Message-----
From: BPCS-L [mailto:bpcs-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Tim Knoebel
Sent: Tuesday, July 21, 2015 2:27 PM
To: bpcs-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [BPCS-L] Create PO from SO

We are running V6.1 and I got the request to investigate creating a purchase order from a sales order. We have a Hong Kong division that is doing a lot of manual work creating drop ship POs from customer orders.


Best regards,



Timothy J Knoebel, Sr. iSeries/BPCS Administrator

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