In this sample, Make To Order (MTO) and sales orders will be explained with an example of registering a sale order. In the Order table, register two sale orders of item “AX”. Set up the due date, order quantity and priority for both orders.
Then, go to the Item table and set the Auto-replenish flag of item “AX” to “Yes (one-to-one production)”.
This means that replenishments orders will be generated one-to-one from the base order, regardless of the production lot size and inventory of the item. Set up the same Auto-replenish flag for item “A.
Looking at the Graphical master, item “A” is produced through “Cut”, “Press” and “Inspection” processes and then item “A” is assembled with item “X” to produce item “AX”.
Running the Reschedule button, the automatic replenishment is done by four manufacturing orders in the Order table. The “AX” items will be produced in two quantities: 300 and 500 according to the sale orders. The “A” items will also be produced in 300 and 500 according to the “AX” related orders.
Looking at the Resource Gantt chart, as what is seen in the Graphical master, item “A” is produced through “Cut”, “Press” and “Inspection” processes and then item “AX” produced through “Assembly” process. Sale orders of 300 and 500 are completed through backward scheduling.
To learn more about Asprova specific to this sample demonstration, you may visit Asprova’s e-Learning videos at http://lib.asprova.com/ (see 22. How to make a prototype).