V 6.1 - Purchasing Hardware with Suggestions

Hi Brian,
> We purchase almost all of our hardware to stock, but are prompted to do so
> through the suggestions process. The PO "due date" defaults to the date
> that the operation is supposed to be using the hardware. The problem is,
> the hardware is usually delivered in the afternoon and throws of the
> schedule of the assembly department. Is there a way to automatically have
> the PO due date default to the day before the operation needs it?

I can't speak for 6.1 but under Part | Plant there's a "Receive Time" field
that will add time to the planning process. In other systems, it would be
called "Dock-To-Stock" time. You can also set Receive Time for an entire
Part Class.

Mark W.
We purchase almost all of our hardware to stock, but are prompted to do so through the suggestions process. The PO "due date" defaults to the date that the operation is supposed to be using the hardware. The problem is, the hardware is usually delivered in the afternoon and throws of the schedule of the assembly department. Is there a way to automatically have the PO due date default to the day before the operation needs it?

Anyone else run into this problem? How do you handle it?

Thanks,

Brian Stenglein
in a previous system I worked in this was a problem with some vendors that delivered late in the day. what we did was add receiving buffer or queue to the parts from those vender. what that did was prompt delivery a day earlier. it was simple and effective.


--- In vantage@yahoogroups.com, "Brian Stenglein" <bstenglein@...> wrote:
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> We purchase almost all of our hardware to stock, but are prompted to do so through the suggestions process. The PO "due date" defaults to the date that the operation is supposed to be using the hardware. The problem is, the hardware is usually delivered in the afternoon and throws of the schedule of the assembly department. Is there a way to automatically have the PO due date default to the day before the operation needs it?
>
> Anyone else run into this problem? How do you handle it?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Brian Stenglein
>