The C.50.31 Min and Max Order Definitions screen can be used to create minimum (reorder level) and maximum (max stock) order definitions for bulk material (this is, commodity codes with item rule SOT (Standard withOut Tag)).
The minimum quantity specifies the reorder level. That is, when the on hand quantity (including on order quantity) falls below this minimum quantity, an order must be submitted.
The maximum quantity specifies the maximum stock quantity of that ident.
The definitions consist of group code, part code, commodity code, ident code, minimum quantity, maximum quantity, quantity unit, and the blanket order of the inventory ident.
The Group Code, Min Quantity, and Unit fields are mandatory and must be filled; all other fields are optional.
The Group Code, Part Code, Commodity Code, and Ident Code fields provide a list of values. In these fields, you can use the wildcard % to specify that all or a range of codes are allowed.
Double-click the group code to open another window that lists all the inventory items that match the min and max order definition and that have an on hand quantity less than the minimum quantity specified.
The Min Qty field shows the minimum quantity from the minimum and maximum order definitions, and the Max Qty field shows the maximum quantity.
The On Hand Qty field shows the summarized on hand quantity based on the ident code and the quantity unit of the inventory idents.
The On Order Qty field shows the summarized order line item quantity of the ident code of all posted agreements that are not yet received on site.
The Total Qty field shows the sum of On Hand Qty and On Order Qty.
The value in the To Order Qty field is calculated using one of the following formulas.
If Max Qty is not null (filled): To Order Qty = Max Qty – (On Hand Qty + On Order Qty).
If Max Qty is null (empty): To Order Qty = Min Qty – (On Hand Qty + On Order Qty).
The name of the supplier appears in the Supplier field.
The Blanket Order field displays the blanket order selected in the first window if the selected ident code exists in the blanket order.
To create a new purchase order, select the Sel check box of the items you want to add to the purchase order, and click the Create Purchase Order button. P.50.01 Agreements Window 4 opens where you can enter the agreement number and agreement header information. The supplier and the currency are copied from the blanket order of the selected minimum and maximum order definition. When all needed information is entered, click Create Agreement.
An agreement is created as a Blanket Order Release, having line items with the selected idents and their to order quantity. The price information corresponding to the ident codes is copied from the blanket order.
The attachments (attributes, text and terms, VDRs and documents) of the blanket order and corresponding lines will also be copied to the newly created blanket order release and corresponding lines (if matching with the blanket order lines).
If the assigned blanket order is not approved, it cannot be used to create a blanket order release.
If no blanket order is assigned to the minimum and maximum order definition:
The quantity unit of the order line item is calculated by the CIP function m_pck_req_custom.qty_unit.
The weight unit of the order line item is calculated by the CIP function m_pck_req_custom.weight_unit. Or, if the function returns a negative value, the unit assigned to project default ZX_WEIGHT is used.
The currency is copied from the ZX_CURCY project default value.
The unit price is not filled.