Thanks for your comments so far.  Here is some additional information
regarding our objectives.

The plant we are converting is a machine manufacturing plant.  Their
bills contain 1000's of components.  Currently this plant is on a stand
alone system but once we convert them they will be in our normal MAPICS
environment which supports several other plants and centralized order
entry.

The message below describes why they want to continue processing net
change MRP during the day in MAPICS.

-----Original Message-----
From: Benoit, Paul 
Sent: Thursday, October 06, 2005 10:08 AM
To: Morrison, Doug
Cc: Help Desk - IT
Subject: RE: [MAPICS-L] Net Change MRP

Doug,

This request is form our machine manufacturing plant.  In there current
system they use a net change MRP run to evaluate the actions required
for a new customer order for a machine.  These machines have several
levels in the bill of material and thousands of parts.  The net change
MRP tells them what they have to order.  They use that 'shortage'
information to:

1. Provide a promise ship date
2. Release purchase orders and manufacturing orders for the items with
the longest lead times.  This saves one day and can make a difference in
the very competitive delivery times required for these machines.

Best regards,
Paul

-----Original Message-----
From: Morrison, Doug 
Sent: Thursday, October 06, 2005 9:40 AM
To: Benoit, Paul
Cc: Help Desk - IT
Subject: FW: [MAPICS-L] Net Change MRP

Paul,

Can you provide some details as to why we want to run MRP Net Change
more than once a day.   

Doug


-----Original Message-----
From: mapics-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:mapics-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Joseph Phelan
Sent: Thursday, October 06, 2005 9:34 AM
To: MAPICS ERP System Discussion
Subject: Re: [MAPICS-L] Net Change MRP

Doug,
 
I agree with Dale...you may want to investigate an Advanced Planning and
Scheduling (APS) solution. But as was previously mentioned, what
business problem are you trying to resolve?


-----Original Message-----
From: mapics-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:mapics-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
DaleGindlesperger@xxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Thursday, October 06, 2005 9:32 AM
To: MAPICS ERP System Discussion
Subject: Re: [MAPICS-L] Net Change MRP

Doug, do you really need MRP more than once a day?   Can I ask you why?

You may be a candidate for one of the APS tools...

Dale Gindlesperger
IT Manager/Special Projects Leader
Fleetwood Folding Trailers, Inc.
258 Beacon Street
Somerset, PA  15501

-----Original Message-----
From: <dmorrison@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>        
Sent: Thursday, October 06, 2005 9:21 AM
To: <MAPICS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Net Change MRP

We are running MAPICS XAR6 and are in the process of converting one of
our companies from another system to our MAPICS system.  We are
currently running a daily full generation MRP run during our nightly
batch process.  The facility we now converting to MAPICS wants to be
able to run Net Change MRP during the day.  In MAPICS you can't run any
MRP if order entry is active which will be the case for us.  Has anyone
developed a like net change process that could be run during the day?
Or do you know of any third part packages that would meet this need?  As
always thanks in advance for your input.


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