When calculating the material requirement, Asprova can check the inventory of the raw material and parts and automatically generate replenishment orders. This is the Auto-Replenishment function of Asprova.
There are two ways to generate replenishment orders: 1) we can replenish one to one for each order, or 2) calculate the total requirement and replenish at once by registering the lot size.
In this Integrated master editor table, the only items to be produced are shown. Item “AX” is produced by assembling the production item “A” and the purchase item “X”.
Three sales orders are registered in the Order table.
As the manufacturing order has not been registered yet, rescheduling it would mean item “AX” is out of stock.
Let’s set up the auto-replenishment order for items “AX” in the Item table. Since we want to give manufacturing instructions for each sales order of item “AX”, update auto-replenishment as “Yes (one-to-one production)”.
Run the reschedule button. By doing this, the manufacturing order will be automatically registered when the inventory of item “AX” runs out of stock.
On the other hand, as the stock of items “A” and “X” will also run out, we need to set auto-replenishment as well.
For items “A” and “X”, since we produce and purchase these items at once, set “Yes” for the [Auto-replenishment flag] and register the lot size. For item “A”, register 500 for production lot size MAX. For item “X”, as it is a purchase item, set “Purchase” for the Obtain method property. Then, register the lot size at the Purchase lot size MIN/MAX at 5000.
Run the Reschedule button. The schedule changes to produce item “A” with a quantity of no more than 500 items at once. As we purchase “X” in a large quantity, only one purchase order will be generated.
The one-to-one replenishment order is often used for made-to-measure items or individual items
and the replenishment order with lot size is often used for mass-production.
There are a lot of additional features based on the auto-replenishment, for example: time period grouping and inventory control. To learn more about Asprova specific to this sample demonstration, you may visit Asprova’s online help and search Operation Split or its e-Learning videos at http://lib.asprova.com/ (see 24. Scheduling Logic).