In order to bring you the best possible user experience, this site uses Javascript. If you are seeing this message, it is likely that the Javascript option in your browser is disabled. For optimal viewing of this site, please ensure that Javascript is enabled for your browser.
Login  |   On Demand  |   Home  |   qad.com




Product Fixes
The following topics discuss workbenches fixes, including embedded component availability fixes.
Performance Improvements
Several performance improvements were made to the workbenches:
Client-side processing for the Supply/Demand panel no longer shows a performance degradation. Recalculation methods in the Supply/Demand logic were modified, and the resulting code change improves the Supply/Demand performance by 30%.
The system no longer has performance degradation issues when you run the client-side workbenches due to work order control events.
For work order creation, the response time when entering values into empty cells in the schedule grid has been significantly improved.
For work order save, the response time when saving changes has been significantly improved.
Application Interface Fixes
The MSW background is no longer black as long as you do not change system settings.
The workbenches Production Order Maintenance Summary Panel now displays cumulative orders as the first orders to display and sets fields for other Production Order Maintenance panels correctly based on the cumulative order. Previously, when the workbenches initiated, the Production Order Maintenance Summary Panel displayed the top order record and set the order attributes for other Production Order Maintenance panels for the top order, resulting in some fields having errors and displaying a red X for cumulative orders.
The system now correctly populates Run sequence 1 and 2 values in the PSW when the values for them are from Item/Site Planning Maintenance (1.4.17). Previously, the system displayed values for Run sequence 1 and 2 from Item Master Maintenance (1.4.1).
MSW planned capacity now correctly includes Shift Maintenance (18.1.22) exceptions for a date range.
Open scheduled exploded orders now correctly update in the workbenches once you change data in Product Structure Maintenance (13.5). Previously, MRP picked up BOM changes and modified the BOM on the open scheduled exploded orders accordingly.
The MFG Type field, found in the SE versions of the Workbenches Production Order Maintenance Details frame, was added to the same frame in the EE versions of the Workbenches.
Workbenches Component Availability Check (CAC) Fixes
Code was fixed and improved for CAC Authorized Receipts and Authorized Receipts Delayed status calculations when processing unconfirmed shippers. Previously, the system displayed a performance problem when processing unconfirmed PO shippers for the item when calculating the statuses.
The Quantity Short field was changed to Quantity Short PQOH for the Shortage Report.
In the CAC user preferences, the Only Key Item field now correctly uses the value in Item-Site Inventory Data Maintenance (1.4.16) when a record exists, and the Issue Policy field now correctly uses the value in Item-Site Planning Maintenance (1.4.17) when records exists.
Production Order Function Fixes
The system now correctly filters MRP detail data in the Production Order Maintenance component Supply/Demand Detail panel for the item/site of the component you select to view.
The system no longer produces data errors when you assign a shift, then reassign a blank shift to a production order in the PSW Sequence Grid. Also, the system no longer displays errors when you enter a zero (0) or the number 5 in the Shift field.
The Demand Details panel within Production Order Maintenance in the workbenches now correctly displays production forecast MRP detail line data, similar to data that displays in MRP Detail Inquiry (23.16) for associated items within the Schedule Grid.
The due date filter in the Demand Details frame and the site filter in the Inventory Detail Browse were removed in the workbenches. These filters did not effectively filter data.
For orders of type S:
The system now correctly deletes repetitive orders (type S) when you change the status to Closed in the workbenches. Previously, when you closed a repetitive (S) type production order by setting the order status to Closed, then tried to delete schedule history using Schedule Delete (18.22.2.7), the system did not delete the order.
Also, the system no longer displays a misleading error message when you delete a repetitive production order (type S) through the workbenches once you delete the cumulative order that is related to the production order using SE programs. Previously, in this scenario, the system displayed an error message informing you that the work order accounting close must occur first.
WIP Material Cost Revaluation (16.22) and Work Order Accounting Close (16.21) now process type S orders correctly. Previously, the two programs included partial, closed, schedule-exploded orders, which impacted GL with very large material variances.
When a backflush completes using Backflush Transaction (18.22.13) for a site enabled for the workbenches, the system applies the quantity completed to operations/orders that start with the earliest open operations/orders. Previously, the workbenches reapplied the entire cumulative quantity completed for a repetitive schedule across existing operations/orders.
When you change the sequence of the orders since the last time they reported production, this cumulative reapplication can cause the system to reopen some orders and close others, confusing planners and schedulers. This change lets the system apply quantities to only open operations/orders.
You can no longer change the order quantity to be less than the quantity completed for the order using Work Order Maintenance (16.1). When you try, the system displays an error message and does not change the order quantity.
You can no longer access Cumulative Completed Maintenance ((18.22.2.6) for a site that is enabled for the workbenches.
The workbenches no longer display 0s (zeros) within the PQOH column in the Supply/Demand data in the MSW/PSW Production Order Maintenance frame. Previously, the column displayed all zeros.
You can now correctly close scheduled exploded orders in the MSW when the orders are for manufactured, production line items. Previously, the system considered the MSW-closed orders for closure by Work Order Accounting Close (16.21) and posted GL costs to the Method Change Variance account for the closed orders.
Also, the system no longer displays messages indicating accounts are inactive without contextual information when you save production orders.
You can now delete production orders with a status of either P(lanned) or F(irm). Previously, when you deleted the order and saved your changes, the workbenches informed you that Accounting Close must be run and restored the order.
When you modify an order’s release date in the workbenches, the system now displays the correct order due date calculation. Previously, the date remained as the date you entered on the Schedule Grid.
In the workbenches-embedded Production Order Maintenance Detail tab, the Production rate is now correct for a newer production line records. Previously, when you created a production order with the release date prior to the production line item record change date, the production rate displayed as the new rate and not the old rate until you saved. Once saved, the system corrected the production rate.
Save Function Fixes
The Production Activity panel now correctly displays expected results after you save or merge changes and the Production Cum Activity panel now correctly displays the cumulative order ID you selected.
The system no longer displays an error message when you delete a production order in the workbenches Production Order Maintenance, then save.
The system now correctly lets you edit and saves your changes when you activate compliance in the workbenches Compliance Panel Active field. Previously, the system displayed a warning, informing you that you cannot access the field to enable compliance and your changes will be lost.
The system now correctly displays messages when you save. This means that warnings that indicate that modifying the order quantity on a released order no longer erroneously display, even though the system accepts the change. During a save, the system no longer:
Treats messages that the client returns from the server as a commit rejection.
Displays warnings during a successful commit and warnings from a rejected commit. (The system now correctly displays an error for a rejected commit.)
Displays an exception when you invoke order maint subprograms without supplying contextual information.
The system no longer displays planned orders as E(xploded) orders during a save process.
The system now saves correctly when you have values in the Quantity Open field and other fields, such as Release Date, Due Date, and so on.
Search Function Fixes
When running a search, the system now correctly applies your saved view that you selected before the search. Previously, when you selected a view before running a search, the system displayed an error message.
The system no longer has out-of-memory issues during consecutive searches. Previously, for each consecutive search you conducted using the same search criteria, the application memory usage increased until the system reached an out-of-memory limit.
Non-Workbench Function Fixes
When you run Production Line Item Create (18.22.1.20) to assign items to a production line per specified work center, the program now correctly populates existing production orders (P, F, B, E, R) with the production line associated to the item. Previously, the system correctly added the item to the production line; however, the production line field value remained blank on existing production orders.
Production Line Item Create (18.22.1.20) now correctly locates all the items that are produced on a work center and then creates item records for the targeted production line. Previously, the program had problems locating items because of production order records that did not exist for many active items. The program was changed so that it interrogates every system routing, finds work centers and all item associated with work center routings, and adds items to the production line of the program selection.
The system no longer displays errors in the Item Detail frame of Production Line Maintenance when you create a new record.
For Work Order Maintenance (16.1):
The program no longer changes the order routing record’s quantity ordered to the work order’s net open quantity (quantity ordered – quantity completed) when you modify scheduled orders with production reported.
Work Order Maintenance no longer lets you leave the Production Line field blank. Also, you can now use the workbenches-related utilities Production Line/Order Update (18.22.1.19) to update production orders that have a blank production line as the default production line.
The workbenches now correctly update the Run Rate, Run Crew Size, Duration Buffer, and the number of line in Work Order Maintenance when you change the production line for a discrete work order with a P or F status or for a repetitive order. Previously, the workbenches showed only the original production line data for these fields.
The system no longer displays buffer locking issue messages when you use Backflush Transaction (18.22.13) once you complete scheduling within the workbenches and attempt to backflush.
Synchronize Resource Tables (16.25.14) no longer attempts to create duplicate production scheduler resource master records or set the machine field for the record to the work center. Previously, without a check to verify when the master record exists for domain, site, resource type, resource ID and machine, the utility program attempted to create duplicates under the production line and work center master tables. The utility did not check for previous machine field settings in work order records.
The system no longer displays a lock error message and no longer generates component BOM requirements for remaining partial quantities when you use Work Order Receipt (16.11) to receive a partial quantity, then close the order. Previously, in this scenario, the system displayed an error message informing you that the work order master had a no-lock status, even though the order closed. It also indicated that requirements existed for remaining partial quantities orders even though you closed the order.
Prod Line/Item Update Delete (18.22.1.21) now correctly validates whether production order records exist.
Programs now function consistently and interact with the workbenches correctly across all workbenches-supported service packs. Previously, some programs in some environments did not interact consistently with the PSW so that you could not correctly pull in past due items and dates or item sites to the PSW.