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Best planning strategy for my case?

Plant 1000 - Finished product A - this product sold only to customers

plant 2000 - Product B - this product is sold to customers and also to plant 1000

for product B we want to use MTO scenario (but we will plan components of product B) and for finished product A we want to use MTS scenario.

there will be STO's placed on plant 2000 from plant 1000 for product B. if I use MTO strategy for product B in 2000, how can I make the STO coming from plant 1000 behave like a sales order? what strategy shoudl I used for MTO product B...

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    Oct 27, 2015 at 02:20 PM

    Sameer,

    Production plant has startegy 50 for the material. ordering plant placed STO (spk 40) on this plant for the material.

    but when I run mrp, system is not creating planned order. is that because in MTO strategy, only customer SO are treated as demand? and other plant STO are not treated as requirements? how can I make system treat sto as SO ?

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    • Raj,

      we already had that idea, but that requires discipline at order entry level. there might be a chance that the order entry might miss to change the req type..

      any other fool proof method?

  • Oct 27, 2015 at 06:45 AM

    Hello

    Any specific reason why you want to use MTO in Plant 2000 ?

    You can very well use strategy 40 itself which will plan for SO as well STO.

    Regards,

    Velmurugan S

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  • Oct 27, 2015 at 07:45 AM

    Hi Swati,

    In addition to above reply from Velmurugan, if you want to keep product B as MTO and still want to plan for lower level components separately then, you can chose strategy 70 for lower level component of product B. This strategy is meant for planning of components. Header material (product B) can still have MTS or MTO strategy depending upon your requirement.

    Regards,

    Rohit

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  • Oct 27, 2015 at 12:24 PM

    We dont want to build product B to stock. Thats the reason we want to use MTO

    Please let me know how i can make sto from plant 1000 behave like a SO in plant 2000?

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    • To shorten it ; Plant 1000 is your ordering plant and Plant 2000 is your planning plant.

      The best way would be to maintain special proc key 40 for material B in plant 1000.

      This will generate STOs and hence generate requirements for plant 2000.

      Within plant 2000, you can maintain pure 20/40 which will serve your purpose both the ways.

      Make sure to set the MRP run for plant 1000 first followed by 2000. This should make the system behave as though the STO orders are another set of SOs.

  • Oct 27, 2015 at 01:51 PM

    Thanks for the reply..but dint answer my query..

    let me put it in other words

    if I use stategy 40 for a material, then SO and STO are treated as requirements and when I run MRP system will create planned orders,

    if I use strategy 50, I see only SO are treated as requirements and STO is not. I want system to treat STO as  SO and when I run MRP system should create a planned order for cus stk STO

    how can I achieve this?

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  • Oct 28, 2015 at 03:03 PM

    any help from other experts?

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