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With Reverse Planning, we have added a field called move order dates on the item card.
This also applies to the normal MRP journal.
So, if we take an item number 1000 in here and we have added the move order due date with three days and we also have in this scenario, I’ve added a dampener of five days.
This is standard field, the dampener.
This creates flexibility in the planning.
Let’s see how that works.
First of all, let’s look at the graphical profile for this item, including planning lines and forecast, etc.
I can see I have demands until 15 of June and then after that I’ll have some forecast issues.
So, my forecast will have an impact on 1st of July and here on 1st of August.
Now let’s try to run the planning worksheet and the move order date is set till three days.
So, in the standard planning worksheet, I will calculate just for this item for the example and I will calculate from 1st of June to make a frozen zone to avoid all the other complexity.
It creates two new order suggestions on 28th of June and 29th of July and if I’m viewing the graphical profile, including those two lines, including planning lines, I can see on the small supplies, the small green supplies here, might even hide the forecast and the orders.
It creates two small pipes and the width of those pipes equals the move order dates.
So, normally they could have been just a thin line coming on inventory exactly the same time but now it has a width which reflects the order move dates.
And you can see it’s 28th of June and 29th of July.
Let’s try to change the move order date on the item card.
Let’s set it till 10 days for instance and I will expect it to create more slack in the orders when running the planning worksheet, the MOP planning in here.
And we’ll just do exactly the same with the same parameters, same filters, same everything and I would expect the due dates to be instead of 28th and 29th, 21st and 22nd of July, meaning if we view the graphical profile, the two green columns, the planning suggestion lines is now wider.
So, the forecast is for instance triggering on 1st of August but the due date is now 22nd of July.
This creates space between the orders and therefore it’s possible to plan with more flexibility without replanning the items or the orders all the time.