This document explains how you work with manual allocation.
Manual allocation can be used for certain products or for products that normally are allocated automatically, but occasionally need to be manually allocated.
An order line is manually allocated, and the order line is in status 33='Allocated'.
Allocation is used in the dispatch flow. The next step is to release the picking list.
Allocation is managed in (MMMNGALO).
Allocation is stored in the MITLOC table.
You can also enter allocation methods 2–7 (automatic allocation) in this field and still perform manual allocation as long as the item is outside the demand time fence.
Manual allocation is performed in 'Allocation. Perform' (MMS120) or in 'Allocation. Perform Detailed' (MMS121). The difference is that in (MMS120), M3 will suggest a location from which items should be issued, while in (MMS121) all locations that have allocatable quantities are displayed and will have an open line.
Perform manual allocation
Start 'Allocation. Perform' (MMS120). The B panel displays allocatable orders per Item/Warehouse. You can allocate on this panel.
Manufacturing order: Category 1 activates the (MMS120/F) panel
Customer order: Category 3 activates the (MMS120/E) panel
Requisition order: Category 4 activates the (MMS120/G) panel
Distribution order: Category 5 activates the (MMS120/H) panel.
The panels above display an overview of the on-hand balance and so on. You can use the open line to allocate and/or override the allocation method. Enter the quantity to be allocated on the open line.
Sorting order 2 in the (MMS120/B) panel is useful when distribution orders to multiple warehouses are being managed and not enough stock is available. The extra information available in this sorting order makes manual sharing of the available stock easier.
Perform manual detailed allocation
Allocated quantity cannot be greater than the ordered quantity.
Perform manual detailed over-allocation in Manufacture Orders for Fashion
Over-allocation is allowed in manual allocation 'Allocation. Perform Detailed' (MMS121) for material connected to schedule reservation order (SLRO=1 in MWOHED). Over-allocation is validated against the over-allocation tolerance set in 'Settings – Warehouse planning control' (CRS701).
Columns Lot Ref 2, Lot Ref 1, Location and Dynamic Attribute description are also opened and show important fashion information that is used to select the location to allocate.
An over-allocation qty is allowed for manual allocated items that are part of a manufacturing order. This over-allocated quantity is controlled by the tolerance field ‘Over alloc dev’ (OADE) in 'Settings – Warehouse planning control' (CRS701) and it permits to allocate a percentage over the ordered quantity.
Display information about allocation