Master scheduling uses coverage settings to calculate item requirements.
You can specify coverage settings in several ways:
Specify coverage settings for a coverage group. You can create a coverage group that contains settings for all products that are linked to the coverage group. Click Master planning > Setup > Coverage > Coverage groups to create a coverage group. You can link a coverage group to a product. If the link is specific to a site, warehouse, or product dimension, use the Coverage group field on the Item coverage page. If the link is generic, regardless of the product dimensions, use the Coverage group on the Plan FastTab on the Product details page. If you do not link a coverage group to a product, master planning uses the General coverage group that is specified on the Master planning parameters page as the default.
Specify coverage settings for a product. You can create coverage settings for a specific product. Click Product information management > Products > Released products. Select the product, on the Action Pane, on the Plan tab, in the Coverage group, click Item coverage to open the Item coverage page. If the product is already linked to a coverage group, you can override the coverage group settings by using the Override field. The coverage settings on the Item coverage page take precedence over the settings on the Coverage group page.
- Specify coverage settings for a product by using a wizard. The wizard is a step-by-step guide to help you set up the primary item coverage parameters. On the Item coverage page, click Wizard to open the Item Coverage Wizard.
- Specify coverage settings for a dimension group. Click Product information management > Common > Released products. On the Released product detail page, on the General tab, in the Administration group, click the Storage dimension group link. On the Storage dimension group page, select the Coverage plan by dimension field to create the coverage settings for a dimension in the storage dimension group. All product dimensions, such as configuration, color, size, style, must have the Coverage plan by dimension field selected.