Planning Optimization replaces the usual Master Resource Planning.
Within this Planning Optimization, CTP capability has been added, it becomes GA in 10.0.32.
But : this CTP is not yet able to run on the fly, when user saves the sales line. It's necessary to re-run the master plan. We are then loosing reactivity.
Idea : The request is then : retrieve instant capabilities of the existing CTP with the old MRP :
- Be able to request manually a delivery date control, on each sales line. Get an immediate information.
- Have a setting to activate by default this delivery date control, when user saves the line. If a risk of late delay is detected, inform the user with the form : "Requested delivery date can not be promised..." And visibility on alternative possible delivery dates (as the existing form).
Here is my vote for this!!! Much needed.
The "Instant CTP" functionality is critical to the 'real-time' Sales Order entry process for one of our global clients who plan to Go-live Jul-23. The lack of this feature would seriously impact their Sales Order operation and is currently stopping the adoption of Planning Optimisation within their overall solution.
Challenging GAP as we where expecting a faster and improved CTP functionality with planning optimization. It takes away the possibility to finalize the order process order by order in an efficient way.
Moreover, it should also work on Sales Quotation in the same way.
Please also include intercompany support on this if possible to support situations with 'sales' entities and 'manufacturing' entities. Support for CTP calculation from the sales company with feedback from manufacturing capacity and the effect on the possible delivery date is very helpful. The current proposal to run 2 MRP runs consecutively (manually) is not very user friendly. This functionality existed eg. in the product configuration modules.
Totally agree with this idea, including the option to confirm the delivery dates for a complete order at once using the Planning Optimization engine's speed.
Agree to the comments already posted
Vital for all customers using CTP.
It is a major setback if customers cannot run CTP at order creation. For some of our clients it is part of their competitive advantage so it must be fixed ASAP.
Beatriz Nebot Gracia (administrator) on 11/21/2022 3:43:00 PM
Thanks for your input! If it gets voted, we will consider adding it to our long term roadmap.
Beatriz Nebot Gracia
Product Manager, Microsoft