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Jun 17, 2009 at 02:21 AM

Capacity leveling

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Hi,

I have 2 questions on capacity leveling. I understand the concept of capacity leveling in SNP that it can be used to level the overloads and underloads.

Scenario: I have plant A with bucket resource BR1 and plant B with bucket resource BR2. I am planning the same product Prod1 at both locations and they have SNP PPMs too.

The questions are:

1. When I click on capacity leveling icon in SDP94, I get a popup where aI can select the parameters for capacity leveling. In the bottom portion is alternative resource. Can I plan on BR1 and use BR2 ( which is from plant B) as alternative resource or should it be the same?

In a case where there is a order that does not have any capacity left out in BR1 would have to moved to BR2. But they are not on same plant.

2. I have a scenario like below BEFORE CAPACITY LEVELING:

resource BR1:____________________W30__________W31_________W32__________W33

Standard available capacity_________100__________100___________100___________100

Resource capacity level in %________50___________50___________200__________100

resource BR2:____________________W30__________W31_________W32__________W33

Standard available capacity_________100__________100___________100___________100

Resource capacity level in %________100___________50___________0__________100

In this above case, I start planning with resource BR1, in week W32, if I specify max. capacity is 100, when I run standard capacity leveling only on BR1, the system would make Wk32 100 and move that 100 to Wk30 and 31 as 50 and 50.

But my question here, I want to specify BR2 as alternative resource here and want to tell the system the following

"when you are planning in a week, check the capacity in the same week in both resources before proceeding to other weeks"

Effectively this should change the picture for BR1 and BR2 like below after capacity leveling

resource BR1:____________________W30__________W31_________W32__________W33

Standard available capacity_________100__________100___________100___________100

Resource capacity level in %________50___________50___________100__________100

resource BR2:____________________W30__________W31_________W32__________W33

Standard available capacity_________100__________100___________100___________100

Resource capacity level in %________100___________50___________100__________100

Is the above scenario possible? Please let me know if I am not clear in my illustration.

Thanks.