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Schedule Production Fiori App-Feature 4- Dispatch order operations -Strategy -Bucket
Purpose: SAP has developed an excellent app for dispatching order operations. The detailed help file gives an overview of various features of this app. This has simplified scheduling production orders drastically compared to traditional CM21 and CM25 transactions. This blog post is to showcase one of its features – mass dispatching functionality using planning mode -Bucket.
The app’s initial filters look like the below screen, where the planner can search order operation based on a date range, work center/s, product, and dispatch status.
In the strategy, you can use Bucket mode or sequence mode. The screenshot below shows how to set them and their uses.
Once you filter the order operations and navigate to next screen, you will see a screen like the one below for Bucket strategy.
Here you can see that the available capacities are shown against production versions (Now called Available Sources of supply) and they are also color coded and are for a duration.
Now planner has a choice to review Dispatched orders and deallocate them (If they are not of high priority ) and assign order operations with high priority. Thus in one single screen planner has multiple options to work on in a very easy way. He can also choose second production version to assign operation to alternate work centers too.
This is another cool feature of this app.
Other blog Posts explaining features of this app are
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