The Production Scheduler allows an easy way to manage shortage on the orders so that only those orders that have all the raw materials available are released to the shop floor.
Shortage is calculated by running the Calculate Shortage function from the actions menu. The shortage Last Calculated field on the General tab will get updated after the shortage has been calculated.
The shortage field on the lines will display exactly which tasks have a raw material shortage.
A new field on Manufacturing Setup will also get updated with the date and time of the last shortage calculation.
Shortage Drill Through
A new drill through is now available from the Production Scheduler which will clearly display any component shortages.
The Shortage List will produce a detailed hard copy of the shortages based on the filters the report is run with.