We have been using DRP to replenish our Distribution Centers for over 8 years. There had been an issue with a record lock and an occasional dating issue. Both have been fixed. It has worked as designed over the years. As with all applications in S/21, setup is critical. It is not a one step process. We just setup a new DRP Network to supply our Cranston facility with products manufactured at our remote Mexicali stockroom. The 2 stockrooms are "SF" in Cranston to be supplied by "SQ" in Mexicali. The basic steps are: 1. Create SF as a Depot (3/OEM) 2. Create periods for SF using the 02 Calendar (2/DRM) Note: Calendars should already be set up from 1/DRM. 3. Create Stockroom SF as a Center/DC (3/DRM) 4. Create a new Customer for the receiving location with sequences of "000' an "001" (1/ARM-2/OEM) We called ours "CRANRECV". 5. Update the SF Stockroom to have "CRANRECV" as a Customer link (4/DRM) 6. Created a Planner code 7005 for Mexicali Planner (7/DRM) 7. Create a the Network "S1" for Mexicali (SQ) to Cranston Receiving (SF) (5/DRM) 8. Set up Item Profiles (6/DRM) On this one, be sure to press "F1" for HELP, and read and understand all of the possible "Order Policy Codes. This will affect the quantity to be requested from your supply source on a replenishment order based on Safety Stock, Minimum and fixed order quantities. After your setups, you can process your DRP run using the following options: 1/DRP to Evaluate the demand. (Again read the HELP to understand the options) 3/RQP Create Requisitions from DRP 32/RQP Create Distribution Orders Be aware that DRP will also request Requisitions for Purchase Orders, but it will only evaluate Items that you set up with DRP Item Profiles When a DRP order is created it will show as "On-Order"(3.INE) in the Receiving Depot Location. DRP Orders created are treated similar to Customer Orders for allocations (8/OEP, 9/OEP, and 10/OER), Pick Notes (2/OER) and dispatching (10/OEP). After a DRP Order Item is dispatched, the quantity will show as "In-Transit" (3/INE) and a Plus transaction to "Intransit Adj." will be logged to inventory 4/INE, for the Receiving Depot Location Receipt of DRP Orders is done with 7/DRP. This will reduce "In-Transit" Quantity (3/INE) and create a Negative transaction to "Intransit Adj.", and a Positive transaction to "Transfer-In" to Stock, for the Receiving Depot Location. You will find that it works very well with lots of visibility throughout S/21. Please feel free to email me if you have any other questions. -----Original Message----- From: system21-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:system21-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Doug Griffin Sent: Sunday, October 01, 2006 7:31 PM To: 'System 21 Users' Subject: Re: [SYSTEM21] DRP Charlie, I have seen it work fine in a number of environments. Those who have slammed it, I felt, had too high expectations of what an DRP package could do. Doug Griffin 708-261-5300 -----Original Message----- From: system21-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:system21-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of CMassoglia@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Tuesday, August 22, 2006 2:33 AM To: System 21 Users Subject: [SYSTEM21] DRP Is anyone using JBA's DRP solution? What about non-JBA solutions like Demand Solutions? Thanks. Charlie Massoglia Chief Information Officer mailto:cmassoglia@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 517-780-4336 Fax: 517-789-4503 _______________________________________________ This is the System 21 Users (SYSTEM21) mailing list To post a message email: SYSTEM21@xxxxxxxxxxxx To subscribe, unsubscribe, or change list options, visit: http://lists.midrange.com/mailman/listinfo/system21 or email: SYSTEM21-request@xxxxxxxxxxxx Before posting, please take a moment to review the archives at http://archive.midrange.com/system21. _______________________________________________ This is the System 21 Users (SYSTEM21) mailing list To post a message email: SYSTEM21@xxxxxxxxxxxx To subscribe, unsubscribe, or change list options, visit: http://lists.midrange.com/mailman/listinfo/system21 or email: SYSTEM21-request@xxxxxxxxxxxx Before posting, please take a moment to review the archives at http://archive.midrange.com/system21.