The purpose of this document is to describe how to:
The process can be started after all basic data has been registered. For a detailed description, see IP - M3 Basic Data
This diagram illustrates the activities in this process.
Create IP production file
Download from tape or file
The download activity is started by registered a new version 'Tape Version. Open SPEC2000 Provisioning' (FLS504/A) using option 1=Crt IP file.
Creating the IP production file results in the following:
The IP file consists of two types of records:
In M3, the PNS segment is updated with information from other segments and, in some cases, with information from M3. When updating the PNS segment from other segments, the following rules are applied.
|CSN||LMS||LMS segment with lowest Essentiality class (1, 2 or 3)|
|Responsible||According to Responsible table for selected CSN as defined in 'CSN Responsible. Open' (FLS540)|
|ESS, MOR||LMS||For selected CSN|
|Supplier||PDS||PDS segment with supplier with longest Leadtime|
|Leadtime||PDS||From selected supplier|
|Keyword||PDS||From selected supplier|
|Internal Keyword||Retrieved from M3, manual update in other cases.|
When the IP production file is created, the IP records are checked against information in M3. Where problems and observations are found, an error log is created.
Possible error log records include messages indicating that:
Select IP records
Once the IP production file has been created, it can be found in 'Tape Version. Open SPEC2000 Provisioning' (FLS510). From (FLS510), you can move to the PNS segment for the version you are interested in evaluating.
In 'PNS Segment. Open' (FLS511), report versions can be defined and used to select records. Selections can be made using the information fields in the IP production file PNS segment.
Evaluate IP records
The IP records that meet the criteria of the selection activity are displayed in 'PNS Segment. Open' (FLS511). In connection with evaluating the IP information, the majority of the fields can be updated and changed. M3 Security system can be used to set the rules.
From (FLS511), the following data can be retrieved and displayed:
As evaluation is normally performed by a number of person during the IP process, the status and IP responsible for records can be raised according to the predefined steps in 'CSN Responsible. Open' (FLS540).
Print IP file information
In 'PNS Segment. Open' (FLS511), IP data can be printed one of two ways:
Create M3 record
M3 information can be created while in 'PNS Segment. Open' (FLS511) for those records that have status 40. The item template used when creating records is specified in 'Settings - Initial Provisioning' (FLS551). For more information about the template and basic data, see IP - M3 Basic Data
If multiple PDS segments exist for a given PNS record, M3 is updated with purchase information for each occurrence. Depending on the configuration alternative specified in 'Update Setting. Open' (FLS551), configuration information from the LMS and CBS segments can update either:
After the records have been successfully transferred to M3 the records will be assigned status 50.
If an error is detected while creating M3 records, an error log (FLS561PF) will be created indicating the cause of the problem and the record is assigned status 43. Before an attempt can be made to create the records again, some type of corrective action must be taken. In most cases, this will involve registering information that was forgotten.
When creating M3 records from the IP file, templates are used to set the appropriate parameters. In order for records to be created correctly, the template must be filled in completely with all the necessary information as specified in the document IP - M3 Basic Data
The M3 records that are created can be divided into three key areas, item information, configuration information and item supplier information. Each of the areas is described in greater detail below.
Item information is created for the items in the IP production file using the item template specified in 'Settings - Initial Provisioning' (FLS551). In connection with creating the item information, records are created in the following programs:
In connection with creating the item - warehouse records in (MMS002), the recommended quantity as specified in the IP file is distributed and registered in the reorder point field. The distribution of the re-order quantity is performed according to the values specified in 'Settings – Distribution' (FLS554).
Depending on the configuration alternative specified in 'Settings - Initial Provisioning' (FLS551), configuration information from the LMS and CBS segments can update either:
In both cases, position (IP CSN) attributes will update 'Model/Site. Connect Position' (MOS440) for the applicable model. End Item CBS segment will be processed like Aircraft LMS segments and, as such, update the configuration tables.
An item/supplier record is created in M3 based on the default settings in 'Settings - Initial Provisioning' (FLS551).
Create purchase order
In 'PNS Segment. Open' (FLS511), a purchase order or PO proposal can be created for those items that have either been transferred to M3, or already exist in M3.
A PO proposal can be created one of two ways:
When creating POs information such as the PO type, planned delivery date, buyer, etc. are retrieved from 'Settings - Purchase' (FLS553). Once a PO has been created, the PNS and EIS Segment statuses are updated to avoid additional POs.
In connection with creating the purchase order, the following information is used/checked: