This document describes the purpose and functionality available in 'Active Supply Chain. Display' (MWS150) is described.
(MWS150) is used to control and view your active supply chains. The program can be accessed from the menu, but it is usually opened by using a related option from an order or order line.
A supply chain contains a network of demand and supply links. At the top of the supply chain, you will find a demand order – often a customer order – but other order categories can serve as a demand order. This order either triggers other order-initiated orders or contains existing pre-allocations. These relationships will show in the active supply chain that is displayed.
The supply chain level indicates the relation of the order lines to the selected order line. The key order line that is selected will always be at level 0. Order lines at level -1 supply the selected order line, and then the selected order line will supply the order lines at level 1. This program provides several options for maintaining the order lines in your view, such as releasing options, rescheduling options, and giving direct feedback on how the entire supply chain is affected.
While the active supply chain is normally viewed on the order line level, you can also generate the supply chain based on an entire order by deleting the order line number in the selection field or by using related option 45='Supply Chain' from either the order header programs or the option to select on an aggregated record with one order and several order lines. If the supply chain is generated from an entire order, there is an "Exclude unconnected lines" option that is available in the P-panel which will decide if the key order should display all of its order lines, regardless if they are connected to a supply chain or not.
'Active Supply Chain. Display' (MWS150), the existing relationships formed by order initiation or pre-allocation are displayed between order lines. In addition to the visualization of the supply chain, it will offer easy access to the maintenance of order lines by having related options for rescheduling, material plan, and delivery lines.
To display a supply chain in 'Active Supply Chain. Display' (MWS150), use one of these methods:
When you access the supply chain in (MWS150), you can also perform these actions:
All functionality described in this section is only available when the Fashion I-switch is enabled.
In (MWS150/P), the "Style & color filtering" parameter is available. If this parameter is enabled, four new filtering fields will be available in (MWS150/B): 'Style' (from and to) and 'Color' (from and to). The values entered in these filters will apply only to the order lines of the key order supplied in the header panel from which the supply chain is generated. This makes the filter more dynamic than the traditional filter, since manufacturing materials would still be included in the displayed data.
For example, open (MWS150) with a customer order, connected to a manufacturing order, which in its turn is connected to a purchase order of the materials. When you apply the style filter, the corresponding order lines to the selected style and the supply chain based on these selections will be generated.
The materials on purchase order lines, assuming they are connected to the customer order lines, would still be visible in the supply chain, regardless if they contain a different style or item number than the selection of style and/or color that is selected.
Note that if only one field is specified with a value, either the 'From' field or the 'To' field is interpreted as requesting only one style or one color. To select a range of styles or colors, specify values for both the 'From' field and the 'To' field.
Style & color filtering is only available for order categories 250 (Planned PO), 251 (Purchase order), and 311 (Customer order).
You can delete order lines directly from (MWS150/B), with some restrictions and only under the following circumstances:
In addition to the restrictions already described, all checks normally performed before deleting an order line is also performed here. Warning messages are ignored when a deletion is performed from (MWS150), but any stop message will end the deletion process for that order line.
If a deletion attempt from (MWS150) results in any order lines being stopped, an application message will be recorded in 'Application Message. Open' (CRS420) with application message type 080 'Deletion of order lines failed'. Linked to this application message, there will be detailed messages recorded in 'Detailed Mail Message. Open' (CMS421), one for every failed order line. The message contains a text with information on order category, order line numbers, and the actual stop message.
|Program ID/Panel||Field||The field indicates …|
|(MWS150/P)||Date format||… which date format to use when displaying dates on the B panel.|
|(MWS150/P)||Definition of delayed order||… the date that is compared to the current date to determine whether the order is late. There are different options depending on the reference order category.|
|(MWS150/P)||Panel sequence||… the panels displayed when selecting 'Show' on the order line. There are different panels available depending on the reference order category.|
… whether the manufacturing order structure is exploded.
If you check this box, all acquisition orders for the material lines are displayed. Note that this can reduce performance when the product structure is complex.
|(MWS150/P)||Style & color filter||
… an enablement of filters for style and color.
The values entered in these filters will apply only to the order lines of the key order supplied in the header panel from which the supply chain is then generated. This means that connected manufacturing material would show in the table regardless if the material has a different style or not.
This field is only available when the fashion I-switch is enabled.
|(MWS150/P)||Exclude unconnected lines||
… whether unconnected order lines will be displayed or not.
If you check this box, order lines without supply chain connections will be excluded from the table.