If the material areas for individual stages are already known before planning with IPO.Log 4 Material Flow, these areas can already be stored in the logistics quantity framework. The areas are then displayed in the supply chain editor according to the stage entered.
The area that is entered in the Excel file in the Material Area 1 column is entered in the supply chain at stage 1. This is done in the same way for the previous steps.
In the following example, the area IB_06 is entered at stage 3, since this area is entered in the Excel file of the logistics quantity framework for material Area 3.
In order for this to work without problems, a material area must be entered in the corresponding columns of the Excel file which also exactly matches the name of one of the material areas in the layout.
If only a two-level standard supply chain were assigned to the part via the decision tree, only the area BBL on level 2 and the area BM-VHA-H17_MR for level 1 would be entered.
In the case of a four-level supply chain, however, level 4 would not be defined because no material area is entered in the logistics quantity framework for this supply chain.
- The imported material areas are displayed in the Logistical Quantity Framework view and can be expanded and collapsed there.
- The material areas in the logistics quantity framework are available for filtering in the decision tree.
- If the logistics quantity framework is re-imported, those material areas that were assigned manually via the supply chain can also be overwritten.
- If stopping points have already been assigned to the material areas in the Create Path Network submodule, they are automatically set when switching to the supply chain editor after assigning the parts to standard supply chains.