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Capacity Levelling across plants

Oct 06, 2017 at 02:20 PM

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Dear all.

I have 5 plants which apart from producing their own unique materials, they can all produce X material codes. How can i make capacity planning and capacity leveling across my 5 plants, so i can best allocate the quantities of these X materials? For capacity planning, i think i have found a solution: I create LTP scenarios and check capacities for all plants through CM38. But, i can not move forward to leveling, since LTP planned orders belong to a separate MRP segment and not read in capacity leveling transactions/tables.

Even if i transfer my data to operative planning, again, i can not see how to make the leveling. I tried using CM21/25 without plant, only with capacity category 0001 (Machine) but again I could not make it.

Any suggestions welcomed.

Best personal regards,

Nikos

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Jessica Li
Oct 10, 2017 at 07:47 AM
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Hi Nikos,
You can enter multiple plants into CM21 selection screen. See my test. I have entered 4 plants, so that all work centers under 4 plants are displayed. Then I can dispatch order with plant 1000 to plant 5000. This is a standard feature.



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Thank you very much Jessica for your answer.

I have to admit that this thought has crossed my mind, but never tested it. Does it work even if (for example) plant 1000 is in the US and plant 5000 is in France, and they belong to different company codes? because this is what i remember giving me errors in other trials i made in the past...

And something else, in a more discussion-wise way: CM21 is for leveling, if i remember correctly. Does it make sense to level orders in such a way (i mean between different plants)? Isn't leveling supposed to happen in one line/WC only, after you have fixed the capacities?

Best personal regards,

Nikos Giannopoulos

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Former Member Oct 23, 2017 at 09:15 AM
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Thank you very much Jessica for your answer.

I have to admit that this thought has crossed my mind, but never tested it. Does it work even if (for example) plant 1000 is in the US and plant 5000 is in France, and they belong to different company codes? because this is what i remember giving me errors in other trials i made in the past...

And something else, in a more discussion-wise way: CM21 is for leveling, if i remember correctly. Does it make sense to level orders in such a way (i mean between different plants)? Isn't leveling supposed to happen in one line/WC only, after you have fixed the capacities?

Best personal regards,

Nikos Giannopoulos

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Former Member Oct 23, 2017 at 09:32 AM
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Good morning. The answer is no. I have just tried it and unfortunately, if plants belong to different company codes it is not permitted.

Please verify...

Thank you very much,

Nikos

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