This section describes how to set plan options. The plan options appear in the following tabbed regions:
- Decision Rules
To access the plan options do either of the following:
- Go directly from the Navigator
- Access the Plan Names form, select a plan, and click Plan Options.
Planned Items: This parameter and the Plan Type field in the Supply Chain Names window, control the items that are planned in the supply chain plan. An item must satisfy conditions imposed by both parameters before being included in the supply chain plan.
Assignment Set: The assignment set that holds the sourcing rules and bills of distribution that define the rules for material flow within your supply chain.
Material Scheduling Method: Choose from Operation Start Date or Order Start Date scheduling methods.
If you choose Operation Start Date, material is scheduled to arrive at the start of the operation for which it is required.
If you choose Order Start Date, material is scheduled to arrive at the start of the order for which it is required. Order State Date is usually an earlier date than the Operation Start Date and therefore this selection represents the more conservative planning logic of the two options.
Demand Priority Rule: When ASCP does detailed scheduling, it schedules demands one by one. The rule specified here dictates the order in which demands will be considered during detailed scheduling, and thus which demands will get the first opportunities to take up available materials and resource capacities.
End Item Substitution Set: If Decision Rules tabbed region > Use End Item Substitution is selected, select a substitution set. These are defined in the Planning Details - Substitute window. You can use a set of substitution relationships to be effective for a given plan by selecting the substitution set as an option for the plan. This allows you to run simulations of possible substitutions and evaluate performance indicators given possible future substitutions.
Overwrite: Overwrite planned orders.
Demand Class: If you want to limit a production plan to a demand class, enter it. This field is active only for a Production Plan/MPS schedule.
Demand Time Fence Control: Check this option to enforce demand time fence control.
Append Planned Orders: Appends new planned orders to current plan.
Planning Time Fence Control: Check this option to enforce item attribute planning time fence control.
Move Jobs to PIP: Check this option if you want to generate planned order supply even in the absence of demand in order to ensure that inventory is held on the manufacturing floor only for items designated as Planned Inventory Points.
Display Key Performance Indicators : Check this option to calculate key performance indicators for the plan.
Lot for Lot : Check this option to force the creation of a separate supply for each demand. This prevents creation of aggregate supplies that satisfy multiple demands.
Do Not Spread Forecast : The planning engine should use forecast entries as they exist for planning.
Spread Forecast Evenly : The planning engine should spread aggregate forecast demand evenly across the daily buckets from the workday calendar.
Consume by Forecast Bucket : The forecast consumption process does not search outside of the consumption bucket for forecasts and sales orders except in daily buckets.
Backward Days : If you are bringing in unconsumed forecast scenarios from Oracle Demand Planning as demand schedules into Oracle ASCP and would like to do forecast consumption inside ASCP (as opposed to bringing in preconsumed forecasts contained in master demand schedules as demand schedules into Oracle ASCP), then set the forecasts consumption backward days parameter here. This parameter allows a sales order demand to consume forecast demand even if the forecast de mand is up to the specified number of days earlier
than the sales order demand. This parameter applies only to Oracle Demand Planning scenarios that are used as demand schedules in Oracle ASCP plans. Please see the section
Forward Days : This parameter allows a sales order demand to consume forecast demand even if the forecast demand is up to the specified number of days later than the sales order demand.
Select this option (the default) to calculate pegging information. Oracle ASCP traces supply information for an item to its corresponding end demand details, which you canthen view in a graphical display. This field is checked by default.
Peg Supplies by Demand Priority : If Enable Pegging is selected, check this option to calculate pegging so that supplies are pegged to demands in demand
priority order (as defined by you in a priority rule) within the time period set by the profile option MSC: Peg by Demand Priority.
Reservation Level : If Enable Pegging is selected, choose a reservation level - Planning Group, Project, Project-Task, or None.
Hard Pegging Level : If Enable Pegging is selected, choose a hard pegging level - Project, Project-Task, or None