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Production Order Planning

  • 1.  Production Order Planning

    Posted 5 days ago
    Hi everyone. I was trying to figure out how to setup Manufacturing routing system in order to not have empty slots in our machine center calendar.
    In this picture I show what am I trying to do: I would like that sencond (and sucesive) operations in a production order are not planned from the begining of the next operation (backward planning). I rather have them filling all gaps so I have machine center all time running. I do not mind to have subassemblies all over the plant waiting for next operation.
    We are using Capacity Constrain Resources for these Machine Centers.



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    Astur Iano
    PKVEN
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  • 2.  RE: Production Order Planning

    TOP CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted 4 days ago
    Unfortunately, without some pretty sophisticated customization, standard NAV/BC won't schedule like you want.  Basically, NAV/BC is a just in time system which (as shown in your example), operation 1 for PO-002 doesn't need to start until its needed.  You can manually change the date/time on the routing line after creating the production order, but the base functionality won't handle this.  There are also a couple of visual schedulers which would allow you to drag and drop the operations as needed.

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    David Wiser
    Project Manager
    Tigunia
    Seattle WA
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  • 3.  RE: Production Order Planning

    Posted 19 hours ago
    Thank you David, I was not very confident on standard solution.
    Anyway I would not touch planning codeunits since they are pretty deep, but a procedure that would "push" orders backwards to fill this empty slots wouldn't be be extremely difficult... I would say... what I am really concern is that this customization would bring more inefficiencies than the benefits it might provide. For instance, purchases would be necesary to update also since we could find that we have orders to produce but not raw materials to process... well... a nightmare...

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    Astur Iano
    PKVEN
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