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Spare Part automatic reordering


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Does anyone use the Inventory Part > Planning Data set up for “Planning Method = B” order point to automatically reorder spare parts when the quantity goes below the order point?    This seems to be working well except if a  PO is created for a spare part reorder and the supplier has the part on back order so will be beyond the lead time, the job will keep recreating a new PO to order the part thinking it’s not in place.   

Aside from extending the lead time  in the acquisition tab, which we do not want to do, is there another solution to prevent this from happening?   We’ve tried confirming line with differences so we could change the date but the job still recreates a new PO.

 

Thanks!

 


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Yeah, this is a problem because Order Point will insist that you aren’t responding because the date isn’t satisfying current demands.  The only way we’ve worked around this is to change the date but set the date to a year in the past, this way the order stays within the leadtime because it is overdue.  That stops the additional reqs/POs, but messes with the supplier statistics if you for some reason think they really aren’t late.

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Hi @Rcoubrou  - we also find this behavior undesirable and have a “cleanup” job that runs on the BACKGROUND_JOB_IS_PROCESSED event for Create Order Proposal jobs. This checks any planned Purchase Reqs or Distribution Orders generated with requisitioner code INV and determines if they meet the criteria you are describing - ie are surplus. If so they are removed.

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Thank you everyone.  We did find in the Inventory Part form “earliest Unlimited supply date” can be used to future date as exception to the Purchasing lead time.   Therefore I think we will create a custom event to update this date field if a user changes the wanted receive date on a PO that is after that date.

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