The contract expiry date is only taken into account when you create the PO 
Item. All releases thereafter are only limited by the Due Date or Qty of 
the PO Item which becomes the last due date allowed and not by the 
contract expiry date.

You will need to close the old PO to stop Auto-release using it.

Then manually create another PO with an expected qty for that year and 
last due date on the PO Item. This is poor functionality as you cannot 
automate the change over to a new PO. When you add on the work involved in 
creating new contracts and new PO's and manually managing the changeover 
it is sizable.

There are other settings to the Auto release code in the Balance record 
which will create a new PO but it creates new PO every time you auto 
release with only the releases required to satisfy the new MRP demand 
since last run. This is no good if you want to maintain a single PO Num 
for a year with a supplier.

Gordon Thomson
MIS Department
Tokheim UK Ltd
Tel 00 44 1382 598112

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        Subject:        [MAPICS-L] MRP Autorelease PO

Hi Group,

We are running MRP Autorelease PO's with Blanket Purchase Orders (not 
orders),  We are also using contracts in purchasing.

We had believed that if we set a contract to expire on a given date (say
Dec 31) and create a new contract to start on the following day (Jan 1)
that the auto release process would create a new PO and add releases after
Jan 1 to the new PO.

However in our testing we are not seeing this, it just keeps adding to the
existing PO.

Is anyone doing a similar thing, have we just misunderstood the
functionality ?


Leigh Madden
Systems Development Manager
PBR International Limited
A Pacifica Group Company
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