Supply Chain Header

This document explains how to in use the header in supply chain functionality using ‘Supply Chain Header. Open’ (RPS200). From here, several supply chain options can be executed.

A supply chain can have status 20 (active) or 90 (inactive) plus a number in progress statuses such as 21 – 29. If a status remains at 21 – 29 for a length of time, something has probably gone wrong in the generation.

Two possible ways of solving erroneous statuses are:

Use option 21 and 22 only when needed since the supply chain is inactive whilst performing these actions.

When generating a supply chain, a detailed message log logs all error messages that occur. If messages exist, the supply chain order gets a red flag. The detailed message log can be reached via option 12.

By using option 20 it is possible to view the whole supply chain in ‘Active Supply Chain. Display’ (MWS150).

You can also add attributes on the supply chain header via option 24, used purely as information.

The following table shows the parameters to be set:

Program ID/Panel Field The field indicates...
RPS200/B Supply chain entry

…. the unique identification of a supply chain.

The supply chain number acts like an order number for the supply chain, since it is an ID that keeps the entire supply chain together. This number can also be included in a macro order, thus allowing planning to be done on a supply chain level via Multi Site Planner (MSP).

The number series 43A is used for the supply chain number.

The supply chain number is displayed in (RPS200) where you can also take the following actions:
  • Regenerate the supply chain
  • Restart an interrupted supply chain
  • View the complete supply chain.
RPS200/E Supply chain status

…. the current status of the supply chain.


20 = Normal

21 = Create in progress

22 = Change in progress

24 = Delete in progress

29 = Restart in progress

90 = Finished.


If the supply chain gets stuck or blocked from further processing in status 21-29, for example, due to a technical breakdown, you can restart or regenerate the supply chain in (RPS200).

RPS200/E Remaining quantity

… the remaining quantity on the supply chain.

Remaining quantity equals the transaction quantity – reported quantity. That is, the same as the transaction quantity in the material plan on the top level of the supply chain.

RPS200/E Allocated quantity - basic U/M … the allocated quantity on the supply chain and displays the allocated quantity in the material plan on the top level of the supply chain.
RPS200/E Pre-allocated quantity … the pre-allocated quantity on the supply chain and displays the pre-allocated quantity in the material plan on the top level of the supply chain.
RPS200/E Manual adjustment

… the manually adjusted quantity on the supply chain. When entering a value in this field, the supply chain re-explodes to reflect the quantity deviation.

This is intended to be used together with the upstream functionality. If the quantity deviation is outside the tolerance rules specified in (RPS380), you must decide how to handle the deviation and which supply chain should be affected by this. This field is used if you decide to adjust the quantity for the supply chain.

Additional information about these fields

Remaining quantity
Remaining quantity displays the top level quantity of the supply chain. That is, the non-delivered part of the CO/DO (the transaction quantity according to MITPLO).
Allocated quantity
Allocated quantity displays the top level allocated part of the supply chain (the allocated quantity according to MITPLO).
Pre-allocated quantity
Pre-allocated quantity displays the top level pre-allocated part of the supply chain (the pre-allocated quantity according to MITPLO).
Manual adjust

When manually entering a value in this field you can trigger a regeneration of the supply chain with another quantity than the quantity on the top level order. The difference that should be entered, that is, if you want the supply chain to be adjusted from 100 to 98 you should enter -2. The adjusted quantity is always based on the remaining quantity and not the pre-allocated quantity, meaning that if remaining quantity = 100 and pre-allocated quantity = 95, and you want to adjust the chain to 92, you should enter -8 as manual adjust.

Note that changing the quantity on the CO line overrides any adjustments made in (RPS200). That is, the regenerated quantity reflects the CO line quantity.

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