Multi plant planning is a vast area which is conceptually strong and deep. This document is an attempt to present the key features with some examples and screenshots.
If you have missed Part 1, you can refer here: Multi Plant Planning – Part 1 (Production in Alternate Plant)
Part 2: Using Quota Arrangement
Quota arrangement is another way to split production into multiple plants. You can more than one production plant in case of Quota arrangement, as compared to production in alternate plant concept. In the planning plant, the quota usage needs to be set to 4 (as shown below – MRP2 View) to consider the MRP and Production Order details.
As per Quota settings, the minimum lot size is 500, which should exclude planned orders with 41 and 100. The planned order 41 will anyway be excluded; as it’s outside the timeframe of quota settings.
The maximum lot size is 8000, which means planned order 9,900 cannot be completely processed in 6997.
Run MRP on plant 6000. The result in plant 6997 is as below:
Add one more plant
Now, let us add one more plant to the quota arrangement list. (Create master data in plant 6999)
Run MRP at plant 6000:
The quota maintained for 2 plants and the results are as below:
There are quite number of options possible with multi plant and quota arrangements. Hope the document covers many of the valid requirements in this area.