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Manufacturing planning?

We have 3 different group of materials in our system for forecast.

1) Produced in 1st week of month

2) produced in 3rd week of month

3) produced in 2nd and 4th week of month.

Currently we manually adjusting forecast and running MRP, but how can we configure SAP to do this automatically?

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    Posted on Jun 12, 2014 at 04:39 PM

    Hi Eric

    Your MD04 screenshots is incomplete therefore, I did not notice before that you are using a strategy of planning without final assembly (VSE).

    In this case, system will always create one VP planned order for each independent requirement and it does not consider any lot sizing setting.

    The system design is fully described on the following note:

    125498 - MRP/Docu: Planning segment and lot-for-lot order quantity

    See the following information provided on the note:

    The planned independent requirements for a material are in a separate planning segment (planning strategy planning without final assembly, requirements type VSE, VSEV).
    You enter a rounding value or a rounding profile or an lot size that is not exact in the material master.
    Material Requirements Planning:
    In Material Requirements Planning, planned orders are generated for the planned independent requirements.The lot size settings (such as fixed lot size or minimum lot size) are also not taken into account.

    It means that your system is working as designed and the system design cannot be changed, as this is a basic pre-requisite for this planning strategy to work.

    Please use a different planning strategy, such as 40, and then system will create planned orders as expected.

    BR

    Caetano

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  • Posted on Jun 10, 2014 at 04:30 PM

    Hello Eric,

    You achieve your requirement using MD25, Planning calendar

    1) Produced in 1st week of month

    Fro this using Month( Week Days)

    Counter week day - 1, week day 1(Monday), Here you can select any day of week
    As per this setting system peak every month first week Monday for this material

    2) produced in 3rd week of month

    Fro this using Month( Week Days)

    Counter week day - 3, week day 1(Monday)
    As per this setting system peak every month third week of monday for this material

    3) produced in 2nd and 4th week of month.

    For this using Month( Week Days)

    Counter week day - 2, week day 1(Monday) ,

    Counter week day - 4, Week day 1( Monday),

    As per this setting system peak every month 2nd and 4th week of monday for this material

    Assign each planning calendar in respected material and select the lot size PK,

    I hope this information helpful to you,,

    Regards

    Umesh Mali

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  • Posted on Jun 09, 2014 at 10:04 PM

    Hi

    You can create a planning calendar on transaction MD25 and use a periodic lot sizing procedure, such as PK.

    BR

    Caetano

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    • Hi Caetano,

      Exactly thats what I want but not sure how to setup planning calender to produce material in 2nd week of month.

      Even we have some materials which we produce in two weeks of month (1st & 3rd week).

      I apprecite if you can suggest steps to create planning calender.

      Tried to create planning calender on my own at MD25 and assigned to material master along with PK lot size. Now when I try to go to MD04 of that material system through me message "Error determining planning calender periods for calender xxx"

      This calender I created for production in 1st and 3rd weeks. So selected Periods "Weeks (Week Days)" Calender validity - today to end of 2015.

      When I go in periods tab, for current weeks it assigned 23 number & keep on increasing untill end of this year. Then from 1st week of 2015, it assigned number starting from 1,2,3.... Not sure why system assigned linke this, but I deleted alternate weeks in which I don't want to plan/produce materials.

      let me know if I'm doing something wrong.

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    Posted on Jun 09, 2014 at 09:58 PM

    Hi,

    Typical process would be

    1) Get Planned independent Requirement ( From SOP or manually) into MD61. Enter 3-4 month in future , if longest lead time raw mat is 3-4 month

    2) Run MRP. Get PR/PO flowing in system , similarly Plan order/Prod order

    3)Changes are caprued in system every day ,Over/under Good receipt, vendor confirmation, Scrap, yield. Hence run MRP every week/every day to fishout reschduling messages.

    4) Monthly SOP changes PIR/ manuall change in MD62

    Process continues

    Why is it a problem? Typically MRP should be self -regulating & should take care of different time frames of different product groups.

    Jatin

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  • Posted on Jun 10, 2014 at 03:23 PM

    Hi,

    Enter your planned independent requirements in weekly format instead of monthly format..

    1) Produced in 1st week of month -- put PIR in 1 st week of the month

    2) produced in 3rd week of month --- put PIR in 3 rd week of the month

    3) produced in 2nd and 4th week of month ---. put PIR in 2nd and 4th week of the month

    Thanks

    Kumar


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