I am exploring the various configurations related to Job Planning automation. Among other things, our objective is to be able to identify:
- Jobs that can be firmed and released because there are no material shortages
- Of the Jobs that cannot be released on time, what are the gating items?
I’ve got some external queries that provide this information and are very accurate. However, they require generating temp tables, which obviously are not “live”, so I’m investigating Epicor tools that will provide the same information within the Epicor application.
Based on my readings, “Constrained Materials” should, at the very least, show me jobs that can be started on time based on material availability, and those which cannot. However, this does not appear to be the case.
There are a number of jobs, all with constrained materials = true, which have accurate Purchasing Lead Times and accurate open PO due dates (i.e. not past due) that show they can start tomorrow even though they have material shortages.
Some jobs are scheduled exactly as expected, with a start date = to today’s date + purchasing lead time for material shortages, but many do not.
What is everyone’s experience with this?
DC Electronics, Inc.