Create a Net Schedule

This document explains how you create a net schedule. You do this when the delivery schedule (DS) has been activated.

Create a net schedule is the last activity in the processing of a delivery schedule. The purpose is to transform the active gross demands into net demands and finally update them into customer orders. By doing this, the new delivery schedule demands are made available for further processing in M3.

Outcome

The active gross demands within the selected date range are reconciled against any recent deliveries and updated as customer order lines.

If requested, the gross demands are rounded off to fit different packaging sizes in order to simplify the picking and packing process.

The just-in-time (JIT) demands are updated so that the pack process can begin within the JIT Call-Off Management processing. This is valid if the DS is linked to JIT Call-Off Management. See Processing a JIT Call-Off for further description.

If the net schedule creation ended unsuccessfully, an application message is sent to inform the responsible user that the net schedule has not been created correct.

You use the customer order lines that are updated from the net schedule as input for the dispatch of customer deliveries. A convenient way of viewing the order lines is to use a suitable sorting order and view in 'Customer Order. Open Line Toolbox' (OIS301). Managing the dispatch process of customer deliveries is further described in Dispatch Handling.

The updated JIT demands are used as input for the packing process in 'JIT Call-Off Delivery. Open' (RSS200).

All errors that may occur when transferring the net schedule are presented in detail in 'Batch Order. Open' (OIS275). These errors can be viewed, corrections can be made and the batch order can also be released for new transfer. Alternatively, the net schedule can be re-created from 'Delivery Schedule. Open' (RSS100) or 'Delivery Schedule. Connect Item' (RSS101).

For further description of how to manage batch order entry, see Creation of Externally Entered Customer Orders.

These are updated:

Before you start

Follow these steps

Perform one of these procedures:

Create a net schedule for the entire DS

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

  2. Select option 25 = Create net schedule, for the DS for which you are going to create a net schedule.

    When you create a net schedule, the entire DS and all DS item lines within the selected DS will be included, but the processing is still the same as if it was performed per DS item line.

  3. Choose backorder (BO) reconciliation together with the date and time range during which you want to create the net schedule, on the (RSS100/M) panel. Confirm your choice by pressing Next.

    • If you want information about the activities performed within the net schedule creation, read Delivery Schedule Net Schedule Creation.

      All values proposed in (RSS100/M) are retrieved from (RSS015) and the current DS. From date and to date are proposed based on the '110 From/to date to use' field in (RSS015).

      To get the best result when creating the net schedule, select BO reconciliation together with a suitable reconciliation method and reconciliation level.

      If BO reconciliation is not used, it is important to fill in appropriate from date and to date. This range of dates will determine the selection of active demands that should be included in the net schedule.

Create a net schedule for a single DS item line

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

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

  2. Select option 25 = Create net schedule, for the DS item line for which you are going to create a net schedule.

  3. Choose backorder reconciliation together with the date and time range for which you want to create the net schedule, on the (RSS101/M) panel. Confirm your choice by pressing Next.

    • If you want information about the activities performed within the net schedule creation, read Delivery Schedule Net Schedule Creation.

      All values proposed in (RSS101/M) are retrieved from (RSS015) and the current DS. From date and to date are proposed based on the '110 From/to date to use' field in (RSS015).

      To get the best result when creating the net schedule, select BO reconciliation together with a suitable reconciliation method and reconciliation level.

      If BO reconciliation is not used, it is important to fill in appropriate from date and to date. This range of dates determines the selection of active demands that should be included in the net schedule.

Automatic net schedule creation

You choose automatic net schedule creation in the '055 Next manual function' field in 'Delivery Schedule Type. Open' (RSS010). See Delivery Schedule Net Schedule Creation.

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