Material due date buffering in 6.1

We also use an added operation to give 3-4 week buffer on the parts
arrival. In our instance we have created (2) standards for this
operation with one being the default for standard fixtures adding 124
hours and the other for custom items adding 164 hours. The one problem
we have with this method is that until the operation has been added to
the BOM there is no buffer.



Chris



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From: vantage@yahoogroups.com [mailto:vantage@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
Of Butch Menge
Sent: Tuesday, March 13, 2007 8:13 AM
To: vantage@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [Vantage] Material due date buffering in 6.1



We added an operation (zero dollar) to the top level of every BOM called
Incoming QA. We entered 40 hours of setup time to give us a week to
receive the part, inspect it and transfer to stock (used setup time so
it doesn't multiply the time by the quantity when a job is created).
Also added an operation for kitting, burn-in and cure time. We just
made the change so we're monitoring how well it is working.

Butch

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Of Stuart Noble
Sent: Monday, March 12, 2007 3:59 PM
To: vantage@yahoogroups.com <mailto:vantage%40yahoogroups.com>
Subject: RE: [Vantage] Material due date buffering in 6.1

I would also be very interested to see discussion on this issue. I have
no answers, but certainly feel there is an underlying issue to resolve.
I don't know what its like in America, but many suppliers here in
Australia think they are doing well if they get your parts to you in the
same month they were requested, not the same day!!

Stuart Noble
Thompson Meat Machinery

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Subject: [Vantage] Material due date buffering in 6.1

We are running Vantage 6.1.

I would like to get a little discussion going on material due date
buffering. Does anyone have a suggestion on how we could have all
purchased materials buffered to be due a certain time before it's
actual due date? What I would like to see is a systematic shift of 2-
4 weeks on all material due date suggestions. Example: If material
is actually needed 04/30/07, I want the system to suggest it should
arrive on 04/15/07.

The MRP system gives job due date suggestions based on allocations,
and the job's start date prompts the material due date. But this is
assuming that everything is always on schedule, which is a big
assumption in some cases. From a production standpoint I have more
options if materials arrive early.

I would appreciate any opinions or suggestions on this.

Regards,
Bill Rupert

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We are running Vantage 6.1.

I would like to get a little discussion going on material due date
buffering. Does anyone have a suggestion on how we could have all
purchased materials buffered to be due a certain time before it's
actual due date? What I would like to see is a systematic shift of 2-
4 weeks on all material due date suggestions. Example: If material
is actually needed 04/30/07, I want the system to suggest it should
arrive on 04/15/07.

The MRP system gives job due date suggestions based on allocations,
and the job's start date prompts the material due date. But this is
assuming that everything is always on schedule, which is a big
assumption in some cases. From a production standpoint I have more
options if materials arrive early.

I would appreciate any opinions or suggestions on this.

Regards,
Bill Rupert
I would also be very interested to see discussion on this issue. I have
no answers, but certainly feel there is an underlying issue to resolve.
I don't know what its like in America, but many suppliers here in
Australia think they are doing well if they get your parts to you in the
same month they were requested, not the same day!!



Stuart Noble
Thompson Meat Machinery


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From: vantage@yahoogroups.com [mailto:vantage@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
Of wmr_44129
Sent: Saturday, 10 March 2007 6:36 AM
To: vantage@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Vantage] Material due date buffering in 6.1



We are running Vantage 6.1.

I would like to get a little discussion going on material due date
buffering. Does anyone have a suggestion on how we could have all
purchased materials buffered to be due a certain time before it's
actual due date? What I would like to see is a systematic shift of 2-
4 weeks on all material due date suggestions. Example: If material
is actually needed 04/30/07, I want the system to suggest it should
arrive on 04/15/07.

The MRP system gives job due date suggestions based on allocations,
and the job's start date prompts the material due date. But this is
assuming that everything is always on schedule, which is a big
assumption in some cases. From a production standpoint I have more
options if materials arrive early.

I would appreciate any opinions or suggestions on this.

Regards,
Bill Rupert





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We added an operation (zero dollar) to the top level of every BOM called
Incoming QA. We entered 40 hours of setup time to give us a week to
receive the part, inspect it and transfer to stock (used setup time so
it doesn't multiply the time by the quantity when a job is created).
Also added an operation for kitting, burn-in and cure time. We just
made the change so we're monitoring how well it is working.

Butch

________________________________

From: vantage@yahoogroups.com [mailto:vantage@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
Of Stuart Noble
Sent: Monday, March 12, 2007 3:59 PM
To: vantage@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [Vantage] Material due date buffering in 6.1



I would also be very interested to see discussion on this issue. I have
no answers, but certainly feel there is an underlying issue to resolve.
I don't know what its like in America, but many suppliers here in
Australia think they are doing well if they get your parts to you in the
same month they were requested, not the same day!!

Stuart Noble
Thompson Meat Machinery


-----Original Message-----
From: vantage@yahoogroups.com <mailto:vantage%40yahoogroups.com>
[mailto:vantage@yahoogroups.com <mailto:vantage%40yahoogroups.com> ] On
Behalf
Of wmr_44129
Sent: Saturday, 10 March 2007 6:36 AM
To: vantage@yahoogroups.com <mailto:vantage%40yahoogroups.com>
Subject: [Vantage] Material due date buffering in 6.1

We are running Vantage 6.1.

I would like to get a little discussion going on material due date
buffering. Does anyone have a suggestion on how we could have all
purchased materials buffered to be due a certain time before it's
actual due date? What I would like to see is a systematic shift of 2-
4 weeks on all material due date suggestions. Example: If material
is actually needed 04/30/07, I want the system to suggest it should
arrive on 04/15/07.

The MRP system gives job due date suggestions based on allocations,
and the job's start date prompts the material due date. But this is
assuming that everything is always on schedule, which is a big
assumption in some cases. From a production standpoint I have more
options if materials arrive early.

I would appreciate any opinions or suggestions on this.

Regards,
Bill Rupert

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