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  • Enhancements
    Several new enhancements were added to the workbenches for this release, as discussed in the following topics.
    Note: For Component Availability Check Browse Collection enhancements, see Browse Collection Fixes.
    Intersite Requests
    A new Intersite Requests tab within the workbenches displays an intersite request panel with information for distribution requirements planning (DRP) intersite requests. DRP balances supply and demand for items transferred between sites. The transfer of demand from the site receiving the items (receiving or demand site) to the site supplying the items (shipping or supply site) is facilitated through the generation of intersite requests. DRP calculates distribution item requirements, generates intersite requests, and manages shipment schedules and transportation. Use the workbenches tab to review information to schedule items for the intersite requests.
    Holiday Calendar
    A new Holiday Calendar tab within the workbenches displays a Holiday Panel with data for holidays and other non-work days that apply to an entire site. This helps you schedule effectively.
    Holidays are days that no one works; the plant is shut down and no production is scheduled. Manufacturing orders are never due and operations are not scheduled on a holiday.
    Sales Quantity By Month
    Using the fields in the Sales Quantity By Month Tab you can track sales history data by viewing the items, product lines, ship type, site, customer, ship-to, year, and year-to-date quantity. The panel displays quantities in a month-by-month grid so that you can track invoiced sales orders.
    Seasonal Build
    A new Seasonal Build Tab lets you review sales quantities for items that fluctuate according to some seasonal factor, such as weather or the way a firm handles its operations. You can review sales quantities for items in the panel.
    Cumulative Capacity Row
    A new Cumulative Capacity row in the Capacity Panel identifies the next available-to-promise date for an order and displays a rolling total of accumulated capacity over time. The cumulative capacity uses remaining capacity as the input:
    [N] = each day. [N "Remaining Capacity" + Prior Day Cumulative Capacity = Cumulative Capacity of [N]
    Quick Find
    Within the MSW Schedule Grid, you can quickly find production order records by using a new Quick Find feature in the toolbar.
    Note: You can use this feature in the PSW, too; however, since the PSW displays a limited number of orders, the order may or may not be visible in the PSW. If the order is not visible in the PSW, you can switch to the MSW and find the order using the next/previous buttons.
    You can enter either numbers or text in the Quick Find feature. You can be at the site level, work center level, and so on. Once results display, click on the Next arrow (>) to go from find to find, one record at a time. For examples of criteria for the Quick Find search see the MSW chapter of User Guide: Planning and Scheduling Workbenches, version eB2.1 SP4-2012SE.
    In both the Schedule Grid and the Production Order Maintenance Panel, you can easily find items by:
    Order ID
    Sales Order
    User field 1 and 2 within the work order master table

    Quick-Find Feature
    Dynamic Forecast
    The system includes the ability to forecast dynamically in the Supply/Demand Panel when you select a new Include Forecast Demand option within the Display tab of the user preferences. You do not have to refresh your search data when you enable Forecast Demand in user preferences as the system includes the forecast demand within the total demand. When you disable Include Forecast Demand, you can still view the forecast demand.

    Dynamic Forecast Demand
    PSW Enhancements
    The following enhancements were made to the PSW:
    You can now view planned orders on PSW Production Order Browse, saving you hours of scheduling time as you can now mass-firm planned orders or directly take a planned order and schedule it on the PSW Sequence Grid. This avoids firming orders, a single order at a time on the MSW Grid.
    The right-hand grid in the PSW now lists production orders with a P(lanned) status.
    New Workbenches Fields
    The workbenches now include the following fields:
    Buyer/Planner data from the item master and detail records that display in the MSW Schedule Grid and PSW Sequence Grid.
    Part Type from the item master record displays on the MSW Schedule Grid and PSW Sequence Grid.
    Work Order Remarks and Order Type from work order master records displays on the PSW Sequence Grid.
    On the PSW Sequence Grid, you can use the Order Type data to keep from changing from repetitive orders to discrete orders when you have both discrete and repetitive on the same production line.
    Note: The fields are available but may not display by default. When they do not display, you can add the fields to the workbenches by right-clicking to display the context menu on the MSW or PSW grids, then selecting Columns to add the field to the display.
    The Component tab of Production Order Maintenance now includes the following fields:
    Pur/Man code from Item-Site Planning (1.4.17) records
    Item Type—a finished good, sub-assembly, component, or trade part —from Item Master Maintenance (1.4.1) records
    BOM Qty Per Value from Product Structure Maintenance (13.5) records
    CAC User Preference Computation Method
    For workbenches-embedded component availability check user preferences, you can now indicate how and when CAC processes and calculates data. You can use the new Computation Method field when you select Preferences |Settings|Component Availability; see New CAC User Preferences.
    You can set the field to the following:
    None: CAC calculations do not occur during data search retrieval and save. Shortage Report and Production Order Maintenance Component Supply/Demand Summary and Detail windows are blank.
    On Search Save: CAC is enabled and calculations occur during data retrieval and save. Component status information displays in the Production Order Maintenance tab, the order component list panel, the Component Supply/Demand Summary and Details Panels, and the Shortage Report
    Dynamic: CAC processes dynamically and on-demand for only the items you select on the workbenches. CAC does not process during search and save functions as background processing on all orders in the horizon.
    The Dynamic option is useful when you may only schedule a few dozen items and work orders; otherwise, when On Search Save is selected, the system can perform CAC calculations for a number of work order and components which can increase the data retrieval time. When you select a new row/item before CAC processing completes on a prior row/item, the system cancels the prior row/item CAC.

    New CAC User Preferences