This document explains how to check the availability of tools in your inventory to ensure that the tools required for the job are available when the job is due to start.
Use this instruction when you have a fully estimated work request and need to check that all tool requirements will be met.
You will know if there are tool shortages that need to be considered or that will affect the job.
This information offers an opportunity to replan the job for a date when no tool shortages exist.
Check Tools Availability
Start 'Work Request. Open' (MOS170/B) and select option 'Check Tool Availability', or start 'Work Request. Open Toolbox' (MOS197) and select option 'Check Tool Availability' for the record in question to display 'Tool Availability. Check' (RPS020).
Select sorting order 1 or 2 and an availability type.
The valid availability types are:
1 = Current on-hand balance
2 = Projected on-hand balance
3 = Available-to-promise according to the ATP principle.
The ATP principle is included in the CTP policy and is defined per item in (MMS002).
Specify whether only shortages should be displayed.
The valid alternatives are:
0 = Only display material shortages
1 = Display all materials.
The screen will highlight tools where problems exist according to the above criteria. The information will include, for example, the basic work order details, item details, requested quantity and available quantity.
Check Item/Warehouse Details
This activity can be used to view additional information about the item's availability in the main warehouse.
On panel (RPS020/B1), select option 'Item/Warehouse' for the record in question to display 'On-hand. Display Summarized per Itm/Whs' (MMS200).
Check Availability in all Warehouses
On panel (RPS020/B1), select option 'Availability All Warehouses' to display 'Availability. Display All Warehouses' (MMS081).
A summary of the tool's availability per warehouse is displayed.
Check Material Plan
On panel (RPS020/B1), select the item in question and select option 'Material Plan' or press F15='Material Plan' to display 'Material Plan. Open' (MMS080).