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Determining material availablity from planned production orders form

  • 1.  Determining material availablity from planned production orders form

    Posted 10-26-2017 07:08 AM
    ​​Has anyone come up with a modification that will show if materials are available when evaluating planned production orders? We would like to ensure that all materials are available prior to firming the production order.   Currently one can look at futures days but that doesn't tell the story if there is enough material because it does not allow use of safety stock and will give a futures date even if there is enough component material on hand.  I am also aware of the newer functionality that shows if material is available from a firmed production order and that does not meet our needs as we want to know if the material is there when firming.

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    John Conwell
    Sr. Analyst
    McWane, Inc.
    Birmingham AL
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  • 2.  RE: Determining material availablity from planned production orders form

    TOP CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted 10-26-2017 08:57 AM
    In AX09 I can click the Inquiries button>Explosion. Then use the set up button to configure what you want to see...Including On hand.

    Hope this helps!

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    Sean Blais
    Operations Support
    Sutphen Corporation
    Dublin OH
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  • 3.  RE: Determining material availablity from planned production orders form

    GOLD CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted 10-27-2017 01:03 PM
    ​Currently we use the Explosion report as well (AX2012 R2) however we are working on a modification for a Query that does a multi-level Explosion that can be exported to Excel for multiple planned/firmed orders at once.

    Sherry

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    Sherry Moran
    SR Business Systems Analyst
    Key Technology, Inc
    Walla Walla WA
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  • 4.  RE: Determining material availablity from planned production orders form

    Posted 10-28-2017 08:15 AM
    What we are hoping for is the ability to easily see which planned orders have the needed components from the grid view.  Maybe a green checkbox or something similar.  We created an idea on the Microsoft website. Please vote for it here. Ability to determine material availability from the planned production orders form · Microsoft Ideas
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    Ability to determine material availability from the planned production orders form · Microsoft Ideas
    When a production planner is choosing which planned production orders they should firm they need the ability to see if material is a available at that point. Production orders that are firmed that don't have the material will later have to manually be rescheduled and that is a waste of the planners time.
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    John Conwell
    Sr. Analyst
    McWane, Inc.
    Birmingham AL
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  • 5.  RE: Determining material availablity from planned production orders form

    TOP CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted 10-30-2017 01:27 PM
    John, so are you basically looking for the Material availability checkbox made available in D365 at the Production orders to Release level, but you want at the planned order level?

    I think the challenge there is a planned order is not committed and may never be firmed so do you want to consider it reserving components? So the expectation of how it works may change for those using Finite capacity and Finite material than for those who are not. And also how reservations play a role in this. We have done mods on production orders for this for some clients, but not planned orders. . I.e. if I have 10 planned orders, but I have on-hand of components to only fulfill 5, which 5 get the green checkmark? The earliest? The ones marked approved? etc.

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    Andrew Lencsak
    Senior Application Consultant
    eBECS
    Atlanta GA
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  • 6.  RE: Determining material availablity from planned production orders form

    Posted 19 days ago
    ​I am on AX 2009 (don't ask, company is in stone ages).  Is this feature also available in that version?  How does it handle shared components that could already be reserved or intended for other planned orders?

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    Carl Burkhart
    Master Scheduler
    Dentsply Sirona
    York PA
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