Comparison: “Use futures date as requirement date”

Setup

Master plan setup – Use futures date as requirement date

pl-PO Use Futures date as Requirement date = Yes

20161115_01

pl-PO Use Futures date as Requirement date = No

20161115_02

pl-PO + pl-Prod Use Futures date as Requirement date = No

20161115_03

Coverage group – Action Basis Date

Action Basis date = Requirement date

20161115_04

Action Basis date = Futures date

20161115_05

Test cases

Scenario

Sales order with confirmed delivery date: 16.11.2016; the lead time setup of the purchase item (M0009) doesn’t allow the PO to be on time.

20161115_06

pl-PO Use Futures date as Requirement date = Yes; Action Basis date = Requirement date

20161115_07

pl-PO Use Futures date as Requirement date = Yes; Action Basis date = Futures date

20161115_08

pl-PO Use Futures date as Requirement date = No; Action Basis date = Requirement/Futures date

Note: Changing Action Basis date does not have an affect

20161115_09

pl-PO + pl-Prod Use Futures date as Requirement date = No; Action Basis date = Futures/Requirement date

Note: Changing Action Basis date does not have an affect

20161115_10

Recommendation

USE: Use Futures date as Requirement date = Yes; Action Basis date = Requirement date

With this setting the system tells you what is late and what you should try to do about it.

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