For a transport and resource calculations ipolog needs information about the production to be planned.
This is based on the staging requests. These include the number of parts required per concrete product for a given point in time.
In the submodule Production Data, you import the staging requests from ipolog 4 Workspace and create dummy requests based on the logistics quantity structure.
Create material staging requests from the logistics quantity structure:
To create staging requests in the software, it is necessary that a logistics quantity structure has already been imported into ipolog 4 Material Flow.
In order to exclude a possible error potential, it is also recommended that a layout already exists in the software.
If the supply requirements are to be generated directly in the software on the basis of the LMG, click on the button "Generate provision requirements from the logistics quantity structure".
In the dialog that opens, the product name, the start and enf of the production and the shift plan must be defined. The user can then define either the number of products per day or the cycle time. The other value is automatically calculated by the software. Provision requirements can be generated over a period of up to 30 days.
Confirmation is done via the button "Create PR".
The provision requests are then created on the basis of the logistics quantity structure in the table on the right-hand side of the screen.
The calculation of the provisioning requirements can be found here.
Importing Deployment Requests from ipolog 4 Workspace
To import provisioning requests into the software, first open the Production Data submodule in the project configuration.
Then click on the button "Import provisioning requests from jsn file" (see screenshot).
A window then opens for the user through which the exported deployment requests can be imported from ipolog 4 Workspace.
With Release 2019-06, you must select the shift plan to be used in production after importing the provisioning requirements.
For existing projects, the shift schedule must be defined in the production data. Only then are the transports in these projects calculated.
To the left of the table view, the calculated output and the cycle time stored in the provision requests are displayed for the user. Information on the start of production or the import can also be obtained here.
The output displayed when importing provisioning requirements is output based on the number of products defined in the imported production program of ipolog 4 Workspace.
The cycle time displayed by ipolog 4 Material Flow also corresponds to the specification stored in ipolog 4 Workspace as the cycle time when the provision requests were exported.
After the import, the user can also use the Log button to find out whether there are any discrepancies between the materials in the logistics quantity structure or the layout and the supply requirements.
After the import into the software, the import file must be saved using the save button in the software.
You can read about the export of provisioning requests from ipolog 4 Workspace here.