Your company insists on fixing planned orders, to try to keep a stable,
six-month plan. But you still get new planned orders generated in-between the
fixed ones. You thought that you would get exception messages to pull in all the
fix planned orders before new ones are generated. You need to “permanently”
delete the new planned orders and leave only the fixed ones.
Two ideas which you can they apply to the scenario:
1) In OPPQ, exclude firm planned orders from rescheduling. This will add a
rescheduling exception to the planned orders, and you could filter/report that
For example, if you discovered that the rescheduling horizon was only 100
days, you can made it 999. Now the fixed planned orders are all being
rescheduled and no new planned orders are created “in between” the fixed ones.
2) Convert planned orders into production orders. Then you can look at
production orders as your fixed plan, and ignore planned orders.
Deleting planned orders will be a short joy, as soon as you run MRP (assuming
you do...) they will be recreated.