Connect and Define Manufacturing Settings for Facility

This document explains how you define settings for a facility and connect an item to a facility.


You have defined:

When manufacturing settings for division, company and facility are done the settings should be connected to items and warehouse.

Before you start

An object access groups must be defined.

Follow these steps

  1. To define facility settings, start 'Facility. Open' (CRS008).

  2. Specify the values in appropriate fields.

  3. Press Enter to exit, the settings for facility are now implemented.

  4. To connect to a facility, start 'Item. Connect Facility' (MMS003/E).

  5. Specify the values in appropriate fields. Continue to the F panel.

  6. Select whether the MO will have production without order, MO reservations and auto created MO, and an MO lead time method.

  7. If you activate the MO lead time method, you continue to specify values for dynamic lead time fence, MO lead time limits.

    If you do not activate the lead time method you have to update lead time manually in 'Product Structure. Open' (PDS001) or 'Product. Connect Materials/Operations' (PDS002).

  8. Press Enter to exit.

Parameters to set

Program ID/ Panel Field The field indicates …
(CRS008/E) Object access group … how to restrict access to different objects such as accounting identities, divisions and facilities.
(CRS008/E) M3 SWB active … whether the M3 Scheduling Workbench (SWB) should be activated for the facility.
  Shift planning

… whether shift planning should be used for manufacturing orders at this facility.

If shift planning is used, capacity and load planning are generated to the minute. If shift planning is not used, planning is carried out by the day.

  Shift pattern adjustments

… whether shift pattern adjustments are used in the facility.

Example: Work center AA has shift pattern P1 defined in (PDS010). During the May, you would like to change to shift pattern P2. Run (PDS960) and select work center AA, shift pattern P2 and the valid dates. The capacity calculation will give a different capacity for the month because another shift pattern was specified.

The next time you run (PDS960) or option 22 in (PDS010/015), this shift pattern adjustment will still be remembered by the system. To remove it, use M3 SWB or run (PDS960) again with the same selections (except selecting P1 instead of P2).

(MMS003/E) Administrative lead time

… specified administrative lead time per item and facility, and is added to the total lead time for each item/warehouse. The administrative lead time is only for acquisition method 1 and 2.

The administrative lead time can be considered as the time required to perform activities before a planned order can be released, for example, quotation inquiry.

(MMS003/E) Main warehouse … the main warehouse for the current item per facility. The item's cost is retrieved from the main warehouse. For situations where the item is connected to several warehouses and acquired in different ways, then the acquisition code set for the main warehouse is retrieved to calculate the cost.
(MMS003/E) Ordering cost … the ordering costs per item, expressed in domestic currency. This is for the fixed costs that arise each time the corresponding item is purchased or manufactured..
(MMS003/E) Minimum control ratio

… the minimum contribution margin ratio for an item.

The information is used to check the contribution margin ratio when customer order lines are entered. The value is stated as a percent with a maximum of two decimal places. If no value is entered (zero or blank), the check will not be performed.

(MMS003/E) On-hand method … which method is to be used when calculating the on-hand balance for the facility.
(MMS003/E) Optimal on-hand … the optimal on-hand balance for each facility.
(MMS003/E) Production line … the default production line where the product will be produced. It is defined as a work center. It can be changed manually in a planned order or a released order.
(MMS003/F) MO reservations

… whether the item should be reserved for a manufacturing order.

The alternative is specified for each item/facility.

In those cases the item is controlled by a reorder point and is used frequently, this parameter helps minimize the load on the system.

(MMS003/F) Auto create MO … whether a prompt to create a manufacturing order (MO) for dynamically configured manufactured items is done immediately after customer order (CO) line entry.
(MMS003/F) MO lead time method … the lead time method for manufactured items. This field is also valid for Work Order (WO).
(MMS003/F) Dynamic lead time fence … the time fence (in days) for when dynamic lead time is calculated. A manufacturing order is within the time fence when its planned finish date is within the time fence.
(MMS003/F) MO lead time limit

… the fraction of a day for which lead time is rounded up.

Lead time that is less than the specified value will be considered 0 days.

(MMS003/F) Flow order plan

… whether the item should be flow order planned within the specified flow order fence.

A flow order indicates that material (reservations) and expected receipts are distributed in accordance with the expected duration.

Planned material issues are distributed throughout the operation time according to the operation in which they are to be used.

Planned receipts of products are distributed during the operation time for the last operation, which is performed in a key resource.

(MMS003/F) Flow order fence … the number of days within which manufacturing orders are to be classified as flow orders.
(MMS003/F) Planning process

… the process planning item's ID.

By entering a process planning item, you define an item as an end product. The end product is an item that is the result of a planning process.

(MMS003/F) Alternate structure

… the use of alternate product structures (i.e. alternate manufacturing processes) for this item-facility setup.

By selecting this check box, you may create alternate product structures for the item in 'Alternate Structures. Open' (PDS023).

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