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Change resources in production orders

In this blog post I will have a look at the change of resources in production orders, a feature that got introduced with SAP Business ByDesign Release 2202.

Until release 2202, operations of released production orders could not be assigned to alternative main resources. However, in real life, it might happen that a not started operation needs to be moved to another resource, be it because of resource break-down or a bottleneck situation.

With release 2202 we now allow to change the main resource of a production order operation, when no underlying task of that operation is started yet.

To better illustrate this, I have created a production model with two operations:

In my first example I will use the task generation method ‘Operation including Reporting Point’, meaning, that the system will create one task per operation.

For a production order in status ‘In Preparation’ or ‘Released’, it is now possible to change the main resource in both operations. This can be done in the ‘Order Structure’ view in the production order UI.

Once an operation is assigned to another resource the underlying task will be updated accordingly, and a rescheduling of the operation and task is triggered.

Now, upon starting the first task (ID 3421) it is not possible to change the resource for the operation related to the task. There are still use cases to also change the main resource of started tasks, but that is not in scope with 2202. It might be planned in a later release.

Still, when selecting the second operation the main resource can still be changed to another resource, because the status of the underlying task is still ‘Not Started’.

I would also like to highlight, that there is no need to pre-define the alternative resources upfront. In fact, you can choose from any resource suitable for production in the site. This might significantly reduce the time to setup production master data because alternative paths do not need to be defined anymore upfront.

Please also check out my video.

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      Author's profile photo Lukas Zimmer
      Lukas Zimmer

      Hallo,

      wir haben einen Produktionsauftrag mit Produktionsversorgung erstellt. Wenn die Bereitstellung der Komponenten schon stattgefunden hat, kann man die Ressource immer noch ändern. Dann haben wir eine Ressource in einem anderen Lagerbereich angegeben.
      Werden die schon Bereitgestellten Komponenten für die vorherige Ressource dann vom System wieder umgebucht oder gibt es da eine Fehlermeldung/Hinweis vom System?

       

      Danke schonmal.

      Viele Grüße

       

      Lukas Zimmer

       

      Author's profile photo Stefan Resag
      Stefan Resag
      Blog Post Author

      Hallo Lukas,

      die bereitgestellten Komponenten sind nicht für den Fertigungsauftrag hart reserviert, daher sollte eine manualle Umbuchung der Komponenten auf den anderen Lagerbereich erfolgen.

      Grüße,

      Stefan

      Author's profile photo Lukas Zimmer
      Lukas Zimmer

      Hallo Stefan, vielen Dank!

      Allerdings sucht ByD beim Rückmelden der Produktion im Versorgungsbereich der alten Ressource nach den Komponenten. Gibt es eine Möglichkeit, dass beim Ändern der Ressource auch der Versorgungsbereich in den Aufgaben geändert wird?

      Grüße

       

      Lukas

       

      Author's profile photo Stefan Resag
      Stefan Resag
      Blog Post Author

      Hallo Lukas,

      derzeit gibt es diese Möglichkeit nicht. Darf ich dich bitten, einen Improvement Request hierfür zu erstellen, damit wir die Priorität der Anforderung sehen?

      Vielen Dank,

      Stefan

      Author's profile photo Lukas Zimmer
      Lukas Zimmer

      Vielen Dank für die Auskunft!

       

      LG Lukas Zimmer

      Author's profile photo Niko Hirvonen
      Niko Hirvonen

      Hi Stefan,

      Would there be any possibility to get a web service for this function. So that the device resource of the production order could be changed using the SOAP service?

      br. Niko