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Sub-con Resource - Scheduling & Cap visibility

Hi All,

We have a sub-contractor doing certain operations for us. He is created as std a sub-con vendor & deals with us with Purch Orders to supply FG's, while he gets input components from us.

We want to schedule his (only) machine & would like to have capacity visiblity on it. He does manufacture for others, but does so only after producing our orders.

We are on SCM7.0 & would ideally like to see his capacities & schedule on the Resource Planning table. Is this poss, if yes how? Also, if not, then is there any other tool/functionality to achieve this?

Thanks in advance

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    Former Member
    Nov 14, 2010 at 06:10 AM

    Hi Andy,

    With following approch this requirement can be met-:

    You can design it as operation subcontracting instead of material subcontracting.

    1. Define one workcenter/resource indicating vendor capacity

    2. In routing mention operation with this workcenter with required times.

    3. Use control key with external processed operation and assigned vendor info record of type subcontracting to this operation

    4. Assign required components to this operation.

    You can do capacity planning for this resource

    As design change from material subcontracting to operational subcontracting has cross module impact in mm and fico too. Do check up the integration issues.

    If you are working with fix pegging etc. there can be problem in this scenario.

    Suggest to have small test run in test system then proceed.

    Other option is to try with subcontracting with source location-:

    Here also you will have dummy resource at vendor location and planned order will be created at subcontractor location.

    You can try do capacity schedulingwith rhis resource.

    For details refer to link-:




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    • Former Member Andy Yeri


      You will be able to do scheduling using RPT at planned order stage.

      Post conversion to production order and confirmation how exactly capacity reduction takes place you can find out through testing