There should be a coverage group functionality “make-to-order”. Master planning and Explosion should always show either a planned production order or a planned purchase order even if there is stock physical available.

Maybe this could be solved by positive days with negative number of days or by a simple flag "Disregard on hand".

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Thank you for your feedback.

Currently this is not in our roadmap; however, we are tracking it and if we get more feedback and votes, we may consider it in the future.


Christian Rytt





Hi Conrad
I agree that Event Kanban might be a solution, but in an environment with discrete manufacturing (without any Kanbans) it's no option to set up a Kanban rule for every item. For companies working with planned productions and purchase orders and manual approvals it's not a solution neither, because the event Kanbans are not visible in planned orders. 
The easiest way would be a setting "include on-hand inventory" on the coverage group like it already exists on master plans. So, you can decide by coverage group if you want to take current inventory into account or not. 

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With positive days being lower than the sales lead time this could work as well. But again, the simplest one would be to have default sales warehouse for these items that never has inventory of finished goods and make warehouse a coverage dimension.

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Note that you can do this using event kanban rules. With an event kanban rule you can either create a production kanban or a withdrawal kanban that pulls from a "Production" or "Procurement" warehouse where you typically would not hold inventory of finished goods. I know it is just a workaround, but might match your requirements.

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