Activate a Delivery Schedule

This document explains how you activate a delivery schedule (DS). You do this when the delivery schedule has been validated.

The purpose of activating a delivery schedule is to make clear which delivery schedule demands are active and which are historical from the customer's point of view.

Outcome

The status of the demands of the current DS item line is updated from 00 = New to 20 = Active. The status of the demands of the previous DS item line on the same level is updated from 20 = Active to 90 = Historical.

If the current configuration contains several DS levels and the newly activated DS is a call-off, the status of the forecast DS demands will be updated to 90 = Historical within the time horizon of the newly activated call-off DS. This means that demands that are more certain have replaced those that were less certain.

If the activated DS is a call-off DS, it is possible to request update of specific data from the forecast DS. The call-off DS will then retrieve data from the forecast DS and update it in the newly activated DS.

JIT demands are updated if the DS is linked to JIT Call-Off Management. See Processing a JIT Call-Off for further description.

If the activation was run automatically and ended unsuccessfully, an application message is sent to inform the responsible user that the DS item line was not activated.

You use the activation result to find out which DS demands are active and which are historical. To get an overview, look at both item status and demand status (the lowest and the highest) in 'Delivery Schedule. Connect Items' (RSS101). To find out the demand status for each demand, look in 'Delivery Schedule. Connect Demands' (RSS102).

A convenient way to get an overview of how call-off and forecast DSs have affected each other per item number is to use sorting order 4 together with a suitable view in 'Delivery Schedule. Connect Items' (RSS101).

The activated JIT-demands are used as input for further processing in 'JIT Call-Off Delivery. Open' (RSS200).

If you have activated the DS by mistake, you may reverse it to the state before the activation by deactivating it in 'Delivery Schedule. Open' (RSS100) or in 'Delivery Schedule. Connect Items' (RSS101).

The activated DS item line is used as input for the next step in the processing of a DS, which is to check the DS for deviations. If you choose not to perform this activity, the activated DS will be used as input for the next mandatory activity, which is to create a net schedule.

Demand status in the DS demand file (ORSINS) is set to either status 00 = New demand, status 20 = Active demand or status 90 = Historical demand, depending on the outcome of the activation or deactivation.

The DS item status in the DS item line file (ORSITM) is set to 15 = Activation error or 20 = Activated, depending on the outcome of the activation.

The DS item line file (ORSITM) is updated with a link to previous DS and DS item line after performed activation.

The DS header file (ORSHED) is updated with the highest and lowest DS item status based on the outcome of the activation.

If activation is run automatically and ends in error, the application message file (CMAILB) is updated with an application message indicating that the DS was not activated correct.

The DS item line file (ORSITM) is updated for the call-off DS with data from the forecast DS, according to settings in 'Partner. Define Fields' (RSS016) if this has been requested in the '150 Update fields from above level schedule' field in 'Settings - Partners' (RSS015).

Before you start

Follow these steps

To activate a delivery schedule, choose one of these alternatives.

Activate or Deactivate the Entire DS

  1. Start 'Delivery Schedule. Open' (RSS100).

  2. Choose one of these alternatives.

    When you activate or deactivate the entire DS, all DS item lines within the selected DS will be activated, but the processing is still the same as if the activation or deactivation was performed per DS item line.

    • If you are going to activate, choose option 22 = Activate for the desired DS.

      For further information about the activities performed within the activation, see Delivery Schedule Activation.

    • If you are going to deactivate, choose option 74 = Deactivate.

      For further information about the activities performed within the deactivation, see Delivery Schedule Activation.

Activate or Deactivate a Single DS Item Line

  1. Start 'Delivery Schedule. Connect Items' (RSS101).

  2. You start (RSS101) by using option 11 = Items for a selected DS in 'Delivery Schedule. Open' (RSS100/B).

    • If you are going to activate, select option 22 = Activate, for the desired DS item line.

      For further information about the activities performed within the activation, see Delivery Schedule Activation.

    • If you are going to deactivate, select option 74 = Deactivate.

      For further information about the activities performed within the deactivation, see Delivery Schedule Activation.

Activate the DS automatically

For further information about the activities performed within the activation, see Delivery Schedule Activation.

You choose automatic activation of the DS in the '055 Next manual function' field in 'Delivery Schedule Type. Open' (RSS010).

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