August 5, 2021 Release Notes

Enhance Information Display in IHS with Product Customer Location (PCL) Information

The following changes have been made in the IHS application to improve the consistency between the information that is displayed in IHS and the rest of the Advanced Business Planning application. 

The following changes have been made in the information that is displayed in the Programs View of the IHS application:

  • The SKU and Customer columns have been renamed to SKU Code and Customer Code
  • Two new columns, SKU Description and Customer Description, have been added
  • A new button to  refresh the grid column order has been added

The following changes have been made to the Plan form pop-up dialog:

  • The Item, Customer, and Location columns have been renamed to Item  Code, Customer Code, and Location Code
  • Three new columns have been added, Item Description, Customer Description, and Location Description, have been added

A new Action Menu has been added to  the IHS Program grid to provide a shortcut to the demand plan of the associated Part Customer Location (PCL). Prior to this enhancement, the user had to navigate to the Demand  Plan view to search for the demand plan for the associated PCL.  With this enhancement, a new Action Menu is provided that when clicked launches  the demand plan of the associated PCL in a new browser  tab. 

Browser Contextual Period Type Selection in Advanced Planning

The ability to redefine and apply of the Period Parameters that are associated with Pages in the Demand Plan view in Advanced Business Planning has been extended to individual browser tabs. Currently all browser tabs opening a page share the same Period Parameter, which is stored in the database, which causes issues when the Period Parameter is changed and saved in one of the browser pages. With  this enhancement each page that is loaded will have its behavior driven off its own copy of the Period Parameters, which will enable the same page to be loaded and modified in different browser tabs without causing any conflicts in the Period Parameters

Enable Dynamic Lead Time at SKU Level

The utilization of Dynamic Lead Time has been made more flexible by providing users with the ability to enable or disable the use of Dynamic Lead Time at the level of each SKU. Previously, it was only possible to enable or disable the use of Dynamic Lead Time at once for all items in the business node, which made it difficult to phase in the use of Dynamic Lead Time over a period of time. With this enhancement, it is now possible to individually specify if a SKU should be planned with Dynamic Lead Time or Static Lead Time.  After the business node is enabled to utilize Dynamic Lead Time, for each manufactured SKU that you intend to plan using Dynamic Lead Time, you will need to enable the Item Options Settings: Use Dynamic Lead Time in MRP

Enable Dynamic Lead Time Support in Planner Action Report

The Planner Action Report has been enhanced to support the use of Dynamic Lead Time. Previously the Order By Date in the Planner Action Report was determined by offsetting the Due Date using the Static Lead Time.  With this enhancement when Dynamic Lead Time is enabled for a manufactured item, the Order By Date will be equal to the start time of the first operation on the production order.

Enhance Rounding of Dynamic Lead Time on Tool Tip

The tool tip of suggested orders on Item Planning Details form has been enhanced to show more of the details of the calculated Dynamic Lead Time in a table.  Previously the unit of measure used to display the Dynamic Lead Time was the number of days. However with the calculation of Dynamic Lead Time, it is possible for the calculated Dynamic Lead Time to be less than one day, which can be rounded down to 0 days in certain situations.  With this enhancement the length of the Dynamic Lead Time is specified by its number of days, hours, and minutes.

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