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How do you handle cure time for HU managed materials?

We are currently stuck in a pickle handling cure time for Handling Unit managed materials. For non-HU managed materials, we set the GR Processing time and Inspection End date the same and this pushes out ATP both before and after goods receipt of the product for X days. The problem is when HU management is turned on, the inspection end date is no longer considered for ATP. GR processing time works, but once the HU managed material is confirmed and out of QI stock it can be picked and sent to the customer. We can't leave it in QI stock because we have external warehouses setup as their own plant number, so the material can be picked to ship to them within the cure time window. So let me hear your ideas! Thanks!

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  • Oct 14, 2016 at 04:49 PM

    How are your HU's related to batches? Do you use batch status? Is there any chance you can restrict the batches with batch status? Then create a manual 89 lot for batches and then unrestrict them via the UD?

    Also, can HU's be classified using the classification sytem? I've never looked at that. If you can, maybe at time of the UD, you can use a follow-up action or exit to calculate and update a "cure date" onto the handling unit characteristic. Then it might be possible somewhere to set up picking strategy based on that? I doubt very much you'll get an SAP solution without some development.

    Craig

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    • ah, i was looking at the code group. not the selected set. Thanks!

      What are your thoughts on using the Available Date on the batch record? I'm not sure if this ties into ATP at all, but it maybe it will at least prevent those batches from being picked if we turn on batch determination?

  • Oct 14, 2016 at 05:15 PM

    Here's another option. I think it's possible to add an append structure to the VEKP table, (HU header table). Add a date field for "Cure Date".

    Use a QM follow up action or UD save user exit, to update the HU header date field.

    Then in the HU mods you can maybe use an enhancement to make sure only HU's with cure dates in the past are picked or made available.

    A possible mod is shown below. General Checks and Actions in HUM.

    You might want to tag this question with an MM tag possibly.

    Craig

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