V8 - Commit Material to a Job

What Epicor sales says re AMM and what it does bear little relation to each other. Hard Allocating is VERY time consuming and not foolproof.

Rob Brown

--- On Wed, 5/21/08, jplehr <jlehr@...> wrote:
From: jplehr <jlehr@...>
Subject: [Vantage] Re: V8 - Commit Material to a Job
To: vantage@yahoogroups.com
Date: Wednesday, May 21, 2008, 8:33 PM











Joe - I looked into this about 8 - 10 months ago when going live with

our Medical division. I found, through my CAM, that this feature

would be found in the AMM (Advanced Material Management) module.

Within AMM you can "Hard Allocate" material. This sounds like what

you are looking for. Needless to say, I haven't bought the

additional module.



Jeff



--- In vantage@yahoogroups .com, "Rojas, Joe" <joe.rojas@. ..> wrote:

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> Hi All,

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> Our planners are having problems trying to time job releasing with

> material issuing.

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> They run into issues where they will release a job and it appears

that

> the material is available but when it comes time to issue the

material,

> the materials group may end up not having the material available

because

> too many jobs were cut.

>

> The planners are asking if there is some way to commit the material

to

> the job so that if someone tries to issue material already

committed,

> Vantage will not allow or at least alert the issuer.

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>

>

> Anyone else dealing with this issue? If so, how are you dealing

with it?

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>

>

> Joe Rojas

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> Information Technology Manager

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> Symmetry Medical New Bedford

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> C:

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> F:

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> joe.rojas@.. . <mailto:joe. rojas@... >

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Hi All,



Our planners are having problems trying to time job releasing with
material issuing.

They run into issues where they will release a job and it appears that
the material is available but when it comes time to issue the material,
the materials group may end up not having the material available because
too many jobs were cut.

The planners are asking if there is some way to commit the material to
the job so that if someone tries to issue material already committed,
Vantage will not allow or at least alert the issuer.



Anyone else dealing with this issue? If so, how are you dealing with it?



Joe Rojas

Information Technology Manager

Symmetry Medical New Bedford

P: 508.998.4575

C:508.838.4717

F:508.995.9597

joe.rojas@... <mailto:joe.rojas@...>



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Likely what is happening is that the requirement dates themselves are bouncing around as the Job OP they are tied to gets bounced around by the horrible Vantage 8.03 global scheduler.
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Try adding an initial OP (zero set up/zero cycle time) that calls for an infinite stockroom resource. Tie all (or as many as possible) of your materials (that aren't backflush) to this initial OP.
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When your planners 1st review and schedule the job, FORWARD schedule it from Job Entry using the infinite option and specifying a Start date that represents when they actually plan to release, print traveler and have material available to start the job.
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Once the job is scheduled like this, report a 1% set up complete against the 1st "stockroom" OP. This will lock the start date of the job (but still allow the global to adjust remaining Job OP start/due dates to changing resource load and job priorites).
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YES: That is a pain in the neck. Make it easier on your people by customizing Job Entry to expose the JobOper.SetupPctComplete field for direct planner entry. Then, instead of having to (temporarily) release the job, report 1% labor against the stockroom OP, and the un-release the job - they can simply enter a value of 1 into this field.
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Ugly - but it stablizes Material requirement dates so material expected and planned to be available will (much) more likely be so.
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It will also reduce your MRP messages 5 to 10 fold.
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Rob Brown
--- On Wed, 5/21/08, Rojas, Joe <joe.rojas@...> wrote:

From: Rojas, Joe <joe.rojas@...>
Subject: [Vantage] V8 - Commit Material to a Job
To: vantage@yahoogroups.com
Date: Wednesday, May 21, 2008, 9:03 AM






Hi All,

Our planners are having problems trying to time job releasing with
material issuing.

They run into issues where they will release a job and it appears that
the material is available but when it comes time to issue the material,
the materials group may end up not having the material available because
too many jobs were cut.

The planners are asking if there is some way to commit the material to
the job so that if someone tries to issue material already committed,
Vantage will not allow or at least alert the issuer.

Anyone else dealing with this issue? If so, how are you dealing with it?

Joe Rojas

Information Technology Manager

Symmetry Medical New Bedford

P: 508.998.4575

C:508.838.4717

F:508.995.9597

joe.rojas@symmetryn b.com <mailto:joe.rojas@symmetryn b.com>

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Joe - I looked into this about 8 - 10 months ago when going live with
our Medical division. I found, through my CAM, that this feature
would be found in the AMM (Advanced Material Management) module.
Within AMM you can "Hard Allocate" material. This sounds like what
you are looking for. Needless to say, I haven't bought the
additional module.

Jeff

--- In vantage@yahoogroups.com, "Rojas, Joe" <joe.rojas@...> wrote:
>
> Hi All,
>
>
>
> Our planners are having problems trying to time job releasing with
> material issuing.
>
> They run into issues where they will release a job and it appears
that
> the material is available but when it comes time to issue the
material,
> the materials group may end up not having the material available
because
> too many jobs were cut.
>
> The planners are asking if there is some way to commit the material
to
> the job so that if someone tries to issue material already
committed,
> Vantage will not allow or at least alert the issuer.
>
>
>
> Anyone else dealing with this issue? If so, how are you dealing
with it?
>
>
>
> Joe Rojas
>
> Information Technology Manager
>
> Symmetry Medical New Bedford
>
> P: 508.998.4575
>
> C:508.838.4717
>
> F:508.995.9597
>
> joe.rojas@... <mailto:joe.rojas@...>
>
>
>
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
>