We are facing a simple but serious issue in planned orders of master planning. Assume that for an item we have set the following parameters at the time of running master planning.
Minimum level= 5
Demand forecast= 2
Inventory multiple= 10
Now, system generates two separated planned transfer orders with 10 quantities (total 20 QTY) and with the same main warehouse, warehouse, order date and delivery date. The difference is related to their pegging. The first planned transfer order pegs the safety stock and the other one pegs the demand forecasts.
It seems that the algorithm plans for Minimum and Demand forecast separately since it round up the quantities first and then generated the planned transfers. It does not make sense because the total required amount is 6 (rounded to 10) while the planned quantity is 20. And consequently, the inventory level is increase too much.
It makes more sense to sum up the quantities and then round up it.
Does anyone have any solutions for it?#AX2012 #MasterPlanning #Admin #Functional #SupplyChain #FinanceandOperations
I don't think there is any work around to this problem. This is just how the system behaves, and the round up will be done on each planned order (even though it ends up with a too high quantity on stock). We have the same issue here at our company. I just wanted to clarify why this happens, unfortunately I don't have any solution more than you might see an "action message" telling you that one of the orders can be cancelled or have its quantity lowered.
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