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Merge of planned orders from the same product

Hi Experts,

We have some lines where we process materials with different properties so setup time/costs between ones and anothers are very important.

If we run the PPDS Optimizer or scheduling based on setup groups for a period of 2 weeks then depending on the demands we may get 2 or 3 orders of the same material followed. Is there a possibility that once we have the short-term plan and we have this situation we run a heuristic that merge orders from the same material into one order? Capacity Driven heuristic does not fulfill our requirements.


Order 1 = 10000 PC

Order 2 = 20000 PC

Order 3 = 5000 PC

They are followed in the resource so we would like to have one of 35000 PC.

Right now, we are using a simulation so looking at the total amount of the followed orders then we can get an idea of which should be the minimum lot size to be used . They can also modify the total quantity of the first order with the sum of the others but none of these 2 options makes the customer totally happy.

Any suggestions?



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    Posted on Oct 11, 2010 at 11:22 AM


    Yes you can consolidate the planned orders as a single orders.



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