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Lot-size parameters aren’t available for external sources of supply.

Nov 23, 2016 at 02:55 PM

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Dear community,

Would anybody please have the pleasure to explain me what the following sentence that is found in the help portal of SAP means (SAP IBP - Supply - Lot sizing)

"Lot-size parameters aren’t available for external sources of supply"


Thank you for your time

Best regards

Vasilis

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Jorge Garcia Nov 24, 2016 at 03:09 PM
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Hi Vasilis

i had the same question few months ago, and the answer is yes the Loz-size parameters aren´t available for external soruces of supply

so if you want to use the lot size, you can create a Supplier, create the transportation lane and the most important thing you have to use Dicretization on the parameters of the Optimizer.

I hope this can help you

Best Regars

Jorge

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Vasileios Ieronymakis Nov 24, 2016 at 04:20 PM
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Hi Jorge,

Thank you very much for your answer. Actually, I was wandering what the word "external source of supply" means.

For me, since suppliers are affronted as locations in the system, and locations can have transportation MINLOTSIZE, it doesn't make sense that the "external source of supply"=suppliers.

Thank you once again for your time

Best regards

Vasilis

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