Supplier Capacity

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Traditional planning systems like MRP uses item attribute lead time offsets to align supply order due dates with demand dates of need. The ASL providers greater accuracy in making lead time offset calculations during the planning process. You can specify supplier & item specific lead times. This ensures that your orders are placed early enough to provide the selected supplier adequate time to react to your demand for each item.

You can use delivery calendar to specify valid delivery dates for your supplier and item combinations. The calendar defines valid dates that an organization can receive an item from each supplier. This allows planning to adjust planned order release dates so that deliveries occur on valid delivery dates.

Constraints
Oracle ASCP considers the following supplier capacity constraints.

Allocation of Demand Based on Historical Allocations
You can allocate planned orders to sources taking historical allocations into account. Planning uses history to determine the allocations necessary to achieve your targeted allocations.

Allocate Planned Orders With Capacity Constraints
You can specify the capacity of individual suppliers to supply specific items. You can allocate planned orders taking capacity constraints of the suppliers into account. Planning uses the ranking information you specify and first attempts to source the planned orders with the primary sources. If the primary source does not have the capacity to fulfill the demand, planning suggests sourcing with the alternative sources you have specified, in the priority you have specified

Delivery/Reception Frequency Calendars
You can specify the valid delivery dates for each of your suppliers or supplier/item combinations. The reception schedule defines the dates an organization is able to receive an item from each vendor. Planning adjusts planned orders so that deliveries are planned for valid dates.

Supplier-Specific Order Modifiers
You can specify supplier-specific order modifiers at an item/supplier site level. Planning respects the order modifier quantities defined for the sources of the item. This enables you to specify more precisely the conditions related to each source.

Supplier-Specific Lead Times
You can specify supplier-specific lead times for items. This ensures orders are placed early enough to provide the supplier time to react to your needs.

Notes :
1. The ASL entry needs to be global for ASCP to recognize it. The constraint tab is enabled only for global ASLs.  Global ASLs are applicable to all teh inv organizations in the OU.

Purchase Order Consumption of Supplier Capacity
The planning engine does not consume supplier capacity with purchase orders unless you specify. In general, purchase order deliveries that consume supplier capacity can result in unnecessary reschedule out exception messages. They have consumed supplier capacity in the past; since the planning engine does not track past supplier capacity, it sees not enough supplier capacity between the plan start date and the purchase order delivery dock date.
You can configure purchase order consumption of supplier capacity in several ways depending on the amount of feedback that you receive from your suppliers:

  1. Constrain new orders only
  2. Constrain new orders only, purchase order placed early
  3. Integrate with Oracle Collaborative Planning

Profile Options
To configure purchase order consumption of supplier capacity, set the following profile options:

MSC: Purchase Order Dock Date Calculation Preference: Specifies the purchase order date that the planning engine uses as the Dock Date—the scheduled date of purchase order receipt. If you select Promise Date, the Dock Date is Promise Date. If you select Promise Date and the delivery has not been acknowledged (Promise Date is blank), Dock Date is Need By Date. If you select Need By Date, Dock Date is Need By Date.
It also specifies whether purchase orders without promise dates consume supplier capacity. If you select Promise Date, the planning engine consumes supplier capacity with purchase order deliveries that have not been acknowledged (Promise Date is blank). If you select Need By Date, it does not. 

MSC: Supplier Capacity Accumulation (multiplier): Specifies the date that the planning engine begins supplier capacity accumulation. You enter it as a multiplier of the Approved Supplier List Processing Lead Time.
To begin accumulation at the Approved Supplier List Processing Lead Time, enter 1 (the default). To begin accumulation at the plan start date, enter 0. To begin accumulation at a multiple of the Approved Supplier List Processing Lead Time, enter another whole number.
 

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