Parts Global Lead Time Auto-Calculate

Document path Reference Contents > Global Changes > Parts Global Lead Time Auto-Calculate

Warning WARNING: This is a very powerful process that can completely change the business characteristic of the data and must be used with great care.

You have three options for the selection of part records that changes will be applied to:

To effect a lead time change:

1. Choose the basis for the lead time calculation from the options provided in the lower half of the window. These option are in two groups: Those that apply to manufactured items (i.e. those that are type 'M', have Process Routes and/or works history records), or those that apply to purchased parts (i.e. have purchase history records). If options are chosen from both groups and a part has a process route and/or works history AND purchase history, the purchase history calculations will take precedence.

If a part has no data relevant to the options selected no change will be made to the parts lead time.

For manufactured items, you can select either to set lead time by the process route times (calculated to account for work centre available hours) or to calculate lead time based on work history records based on either the maximum, average or last encountered history record for the part.

NOTE: When work orders are completed in more than one batch, only the last stores receipt is considered.

With either option, you may apply an additional number of days by entering a value in the field provided.

For purchased items you can only calculate lead time based on purchase history records based on either the maximum, average or last encountered history record for the part. You may apply an additional number of days by entering a value in the field provided.

NOTE: When purchase orders are received in more than one batch, only the last stores receipt is considered.

2. Enter one or more selection ranges, which are additive, for the parts you wish to apply the change to.

3. Click on the Global Change button and answer the confirmation messages, OR

4. Open the Parts ScratchPad and populate it, select the required part lines, select the Transfer menu function or drag and drop lines onto the Global Changes button.

The Print Analysis button enables you to gain a full comparative review of part lead times as assessed from Process Route times, purchase and works history records. No calculation options apply for this analysis and no part lead times are changed on the file.

Button

Action

Global Change

To process global update, having entered a selection range and the criteria for calculating lead times.

Print Analysis with No Changes

To provide an analysis report of lead times without changing any part values.

The window has two tab panes.

Part Selection

Change Options

Part Selection

Select a range of parts that the global change will apply to.

Field

Description

Selection range

Enter a selection in the Part Selection subwindow.

Back to top

Change Options

Enables you to set different methods for the system to calculate lead time automatically.

Field

Description

Do not change manufactured-only parts

Parts with process routes or of type M will not have their lead times changed.

Process route total lead time for Minimum Order Quantity

Parts with process routes will have their lead times recalculated using the operation times.

Works history actual lead time

Parts with Work Order history will have their lead times recalculated.

Maximum for all WOs

The longest lead time in works history will be applied.

Average for all WOs

The average of all Work Orders in the history against each part will be applied.

Actual for last WO

The lead time for the last Work Order in the history file for each part will be used to calculate lead time.

Adding extra days

Enter the number of additional days you wish to apply as a safety margin to those calculated.

Do not change purchased-only parts

Parts that are purchased will not have their lead times recalculated.

Purchase history actual lead time

Purchase history will be used to recalculate lead times.

Maximum for all PO deliveries

The longest lead time recorded in history for the part will be applied.

Average for all PO deliveries

The average lead time held in purchase history for each part will be applied.

Actual for last PO delivery

The lead time of the last purchase delivery will be applied.

Adding extra days

Enter any extra days that you want to add to the calculated lead time as a safety margin.

Print Results Report

To print a report of the results of a global lead time change.

Back to top

See also: -

Compiled in Program Version 3.10. Help data last modified 6 JAN 2005 17:48. Class wPtmGloblead last modified 21 MAY 2008 13:31:36.

Document path Reference Contents > Global Changes > Parts Global Lead Time Auto-Calculate