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Could you please suggest me the SAP solution for the below production strategy.

This production process is of heat treatment. Actually I am doing heat treatment of Cast and Forge items. These items weights are in the range of 150 kgs to 40000kgs. For example I am having a 40 tons heat treatment furnace. So at a time I can load the materials upto 40 tons. I am having different materials of different sizes and chemical compositions. But heat treatment cycle(Routing) is same. So I can load different types of materials i.e. upto 40tons for the heat treatment for which same type of heat treatment is required. Sometimes this may be a single item .. if the weight of the items is 40 tons. If it is single item...then there is no problem. If I am loading different items...and if execution process is same for all the items, then how can I map this in the SAP. So that I can create a single order for different Items of different materials and quantity. I need to do the confirmation of these items with respect to the same item. Please suggest me...how can we map this scenario into the SAP.

Thanks in advance.

Regards,

Surya.

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    Posted on Nov 22, 2007 at 06:06 PM

    Hi Surya,

    One way is that you create a material " Weight" common to all your ingots.

    Further you can differentiate by activating batches, like "Forgex123" and "Cast234" etc.

    Hope this will serve your purpose.

    Regards

    Krishna

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  • Posted on Nov 22, 2007 at 01:10 PM

    Hi,

    You can't create single production order for many maerial.

    But you can create Reference Operation Sets for the items which will be kept in the furnace for same kind of heat treatment.

    Thanks and regards

    SAN

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    Posted on Nov 23, 2007 at 04:37 AM

    Hi surya,

    As per the heat treatment process concern, total cycle time is constant, and load is also constant (if we havenot changed).

    i hope u have defined workcenter formula and routing accordingly.

    i think creating single production order for multiple material is not possible, instead of thsi, i would suggest one way,

    > Since u have to maintain stock for Heatreated items, create sepearte Material code for each item to be heatreated.

    > Create BOM ,Routing for New Material code.

    > Acitvate Batch management for New Material Code has been created.

    >Now create Production order for each material to be processed in one cycle, Assign the Batch Number manually.Batch number repersents your Heat treatment cycle number and same can de used for traceability.

    >Confirm the each order seperately, Now the Heatrement process cost will be updated and stock will be posted to heatreated storage loaction.

    But i am worrying about capacity planning and scheduling, For my knowlegde purpose i would like to know your existing scenoria, like workcenter formula and routing operation values has been assigned , if u wish plz share with us.

    Please come back with your ideas..

    regards

    Pradeep

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    Posted on Nov 23, 2007 at 06:56 AM

    hi suryanarayana,

    as our member suggested you can make use of batch concept. maintain external batches, suppose you are processing 40 tons of different materials physically but in the system you place differnt orders for different materials with reference operation sets and give same batch number for all these orders so that tracebility will be there for these 40 tons as one lot.

    regards

    Robert

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      Dear Robert,

      I can not go for different order and batches. Because I can not go for the schedulling, capacity calculation...even data entry for the order will be more. One more thing ... all these materials are already having batch numbers for the inspection purpose. So I can not assign one batch number here....

      Regards,

      Surya.

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