Warning

Any planning line created for an unusual situation will display a warning text in this field, which the user can click for additional information. The following warning types exist:

  • Emergency

  • Exception

  • Attention

Emergency

The emergency warning is displayed in two situations:

  • The inventory is negative on the planning starting date.

  • Back-dated supply or demand events exist.

If an item’s inventory is negative on the planning starting date, the planning system suggests an emergency supply order for the negative quantity to arrive on the planning starting date. The warning text states the starting date and the quantity of the emergency order.

Any document lines with due dates before the planning starting date are consolidated into one emergency supply order for the item to arrive on the planning starting date.

Exception

The exception warning is displayed if the projected available inventory drops below the safety stock quantity.

The planning system will suggest a supply order to meet the demand on its due date. The warning text states the item’s safety stock quantity and the date on which it is violated.

Violating the safety stock level is considered an exception because it should not occur if the reorder point has been set correctly.

Note

Supply on planning lines with Exception warnings is normally not modified according to planning parameters. Instead, the planning system only suggests a supply to cover the exact demand quantity. However, you can set the planning run up to respect certain planning parameters for planning lines with certain warnings. For more information, see “Respect Planning Parameters for Exception Warnings” in Calculate Plan - Plan. Wksh..

Attention

The attention warning is displayed in two situations:

  • The planning starting date is earlier than the work date.

  • The planning line suggests to change a released purchase or production order.

Note

In planning lines with warnings, the Accept Action Message field is not selected, because the planner is expected to further investigate these lines before carrying out the plan.

Tip

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See Also

Reference

Planning Worksheet

Other Resources

Safety Stock Quantity
Reorder Point
Accept Action Message
Design Details: Supply Planning