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Impact of Route and Factory Calendar on Backward/Forward scheduling


I've been searching the help pages but did not find answers on following issue yet.

If someone has an answer it is very much appreciated.

Issue is that (apart from Holiday calendars) we do have factory calendars maintained for both Routes and shipping Points.

The working days are different and we've seen cases where the Sales orders show delivery Dates on non-working days.

These non-working days are Holidays and marked as non-working days in the Holiday and shipping Point calendar.

The route calendar though does not have that day as non-working day.

To my understanding, in case of backward scheduling the calculation is:

Delivery date minus Route Duration minus other Settings (pick/pack, loading, Transport Group...) = planned Goods issue

If the planned GI is a non-working day in the shipping Point calendar, the next available working day prior will be pulled.

If there is a holiday/non-working day between GI and Delivery date this will be ignored and not taken into consideration.

What happens if it is a Forward scheduling and the delivery day is a non-working day.

From what we've seen the Holiday and the shipping Point calendar are taken into consideration for the GI date but the route calendar is responsible to cover any non-working days that would be considered as delivery date and add a day (or whatever the number of non-working days is).

an example:

March 28th is Easter Monday and considered a non-working day in several countries.

It is a non-working day in the shipping Point calendar and a non-working day in the Holiday calendar.

The route calendar though is valid for all countries WW and hence does not Show Easter Monday as a non-working day.

During Forward scheduling it happened now (due to route Duration and pick/pack time) that the delivery date is now that particular Easter Monday.

What I'm trying to ask is, if the assumption is correct that if in case of Forward scheduling, the Goods issue day is considered based on the factory calendar but Delivery date would only deviate if the route calendar would have a non-working day in the given time Frame?

As mentioned, any help is much appreciated.


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    Posted on Jan 14, 2016 at 07:57 PM

    in general I would say that your observation is correct.

    A one-fits-all-routes calendar is certainly not the best idea.

    And you have still the option of an unloading point in the customer master where you can assign a calendar to avoid a delivery date on non-working days.

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