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Basic finish date on planned order

Dear Experts,

I have a situation where a plant with a 7 day calendar is feeding demand to a plant where the specific subset of machines needed to satisfy the demand only run a 5 day calendar (although the rest of the supplying plant run 7 days preventing me applying a 5 day calendar at the plant level). I have attached a 5 day calendar to the work centres at the supplying plant, and have my production scheduling profile set up to adjust the basic dates on planned orders (OPU5).

I was expecting the finished dates on the planned orders to cover only 5 days a week, but this does not appear to be the case. When I look in MD04 I see demands for all 7 days of the week. The production days in the planned order respect the 5 day calendar, and when I convert to production orders this also respects the 5 days. Is it possible to get the planned order basic dates to respect the 5 day calendar.

(As info there are no production versions or alternate routes in play)

I did try using a Planning Calendar with a PK lot size, which did almost achieve the results I wanted, but I appear to be restricted to entering a maximum of 4 days in the week days selection (MD25) which is a show stopper.

Thanks in advance,


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    Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 02:23 PM


    The calendar defined on the work center is only used for scheduling, not for the basic dates calculation.

    The standard solution is to use a planning calendar and you should be able to create it with 5 days without any kind of problem. How exactly are you trying to create your planning calendar in MD25?

    Can you provide some screenshots?


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