• Subject: RE: Pending Manufacturing Allocatons, Without MRP
  • From: Philip Freimann <PFreimann@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 2 Nov 2000 08:27:22 -0500

1. I would guess that MPALC is just a temporary work field holding the
allocated quantity during the manufacturing order release process.  As soon
as orders are released, it would be set to zero.

2. "B/M = Now or Key" refers to the field when entering MO manually (AMIM40,
1) the first field on the second line.  You can choose to add the components
to the MO "Now" (from the B/M) or when you "REL" the order (from the B/M) or
"KEY" the components in manually. If you wanted to add the components NOW or
KEY them in, MAPICS would have to use this field MPALC to keep track.

3. When orders are released, it would zero out MPALC and add it to MALQT
(for released MOs).

Philip R. Freimann    
Director of Information Systems
Crane Technologies Group
(904) 252-1151  ext. 4282

-----Original Message-----
From: aldg [mailto:aldg@mail.rvi.net]
Sent: Wednesday, November 01, 2000 6:06 PM
To: MAPICS Mailing List
Cc: Gershen, Al; Gershen, Al
Subject: Pending Manufacturing Allocatons, Without MRP

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

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 
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