Item A has a purchase lead time of 90 days. It is received to warehouse 1. A group of customers are serviced from warehouse 1 that are all direct delivery customers.
Item A is also sold to another group of customers from warehouse 2 where the items are stocked as a make-to-stock item. There is a 45-day transfer time from warehouse 1 to warehouse 2 so the total cumulative lead time is 135 days. Purchase orders are placed monthly to supply both the direct delivery customers and the transfer warehouse.
In our test environment we have the warehouse dimension turned on. Item A is set up so that the purchases are planned for warehouse 1 and the transfers are planned for warehouse 2. The warehouse hierarchy is set so that warehouse 1 supplies warehouse 2. Everything looks to come out correctly with the exception that the requirement date for both the purchase order receipt and transfer receipt fall on the same day. The start date and receipt date of the transfer order are 45 days apart. The expectation was the start date of the transfer would be the same as the purchase receipt date and the transfer receipt date would be 45 days later.
Does anyone know what we might be missing in our set up that is causing master planning to not line those dates up? The expectation was the start date of a transfer order would serve as a requirement date for a purchase order.
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