Mapics Environment: DB or Y2K, Mod 4 Modules incl: Inventory Management (IM), Product Data Management (PDM), Order Entry & Invoicing (OE&I), and Production Control & Costing (PC&C) (We don't have Material Requirement Planning (MRP)) Hi Mapics ML: One of our purchasing persons asked me about the field, Pending Manufacturing Allocated (MPALC + PALOC) that appears as "Pend Alloc" on the Item Balance Inquiry screen (AMI1B1). He was hoping it could be used to assist him in knowing the needs of raw materials that relate to firm Customer Orders where the Manufacturing Order hasn't been released yet because our Engineering Dept is still doing their thing (Bill of Materials, Labor Routings, etc.) in PDM. First, knowing that we don't have the MRP module, I looked into our ITEMBL file and found that the field, MPALC (Pending Manufacturing Allocations), "isn't" populated on any of our ITEMBL records. Next, using the Mapics Support website, I found ID # 11.0.293964.2170974, titled, "Update to Pending manufacturing allocations field, MPALC in the ITEMBL file," that tells the following: "Pending manufacturing allocations, MPALC, is updated by manufacturing orders with B/M = NOW or KEY that have not yet been released. Other related fields include: MALQT, Manufacturing allocated quantity - the allocated quantity for released manufacturing orders PLREQ, Pick list requirements - customer order allocations PALOC, Quantity pending release - used by MRP for planned orders. FALQT, Future allocation quantity - manufacturing allocations that fall outside the MRP time fence. ( This field is included in MALQT )." -----End of Mapics Suport Message---- I have questions related to the Mapics Support Message: 1. "MPALC, is updated by manufacturing orders with B/M = NOW or KEY that have not yet been released." This suggests that it is possible to update the MPALC field. But in our system, no populating is being done. Does the Mapics statement only apply to systems with MRP? 2. "...manufacturing orders with B/M = NOW or KEY..." What does "B/M = NOW or KEY" mean? Is this some flag or field in MOMAST (Manufacturing Order Master) or some related file that triggers the updating of MPALC? 3. "( This field is included in MALQT )." What field is Mapics Support referring to: MPALC or FALQT or somthing else. All in all, I'm very confused with the wording of the Mapics Support messge and I hope that some of the Mapics ML members can give me some clarification so I can advise our Purchasing person correctly on this matter. -- Above message before copy enclosure (if any) was sent by: Al Gershen Grants Pass, OR 97526 firstname.lastname@example.org & email@example.com; and thru ICQ # 12342782 -- +--- | This is the MAPICS Mailing List! | To submit a new message, send your mail to MAPICS-L@midrange.com. | To subscribe to this list send email to MAPICS-L-SUB@midrange.com. | To unsubscribe from this list send email to MAPICS-L-UNSUB@midrange.com. | Questions should be directed to the list owner/operator: firstname.lastname@example.org +---
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