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Resource scope when performing capacity leveling with Optimization method


Can anyone tell me if, when performing the Optimization method in Capacity Leveling for transportation resources production resources are validated? I am currently testing this and I found out that if the capacity variant of the production resource is no 00, 01 or 02 the system will give an error message when trying to level a transportation resource, the message indicates that there is no available capacity for the production resource.

When reading documentation in it appears to me that Capacity Leveling should only focus on the resource to be level not in other resources and in this case my transportation resource has available capacity that shouldn't be affected for master data errors of production resources...

Could somebody help me clarify this issue?, I have already open a message and they suggested me to change the capacity variant of the production resource, evidently when I do this everything works but I still don't understand why capacity leveling, with Optimization method, of a transportation resources is checking on production resources.



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    Posted on Jun 11, 2007 at 04:18 PM


    In your Optimization Profile, "General Constraints" tab do you have the "Production Capacity" box ticked. If so untick it, then it should not check the capacities.

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      Okay, misread the original message.

      The optimization method, does use the SNP Optimizer. Though, as you say it automatically sets the constraints and costs which cannot be influenced by the user.

      Do the orders you are loading in your planning book also contain activities for production resources? The Optimizer will then check all resources in the planned order and not just those in your selection profile, it will not amend these resources but will check the validity of the capacity consumption for the order as a whole.

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