Manufacturing Lead Time

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(Caleb Grundmeier) #1

Curious if anybody knows why Move and Queue Time is not considered in the Manufacturing Lead Time Calculation. Is adding dummy operations with zero cost production time the only way to overcome this? Or to just manually set the darn thing with our own calculation (We paid Epicor to use the Process, I hate not using it or using work arounds to get an accurate number).


(Lee Burns) #2

We don’t use Move and Queue Time (as of yet), but I remember testing it before our implementation phase. If I recall correctly, it DID affect MRP calculations when creating jobs. I’m sorry I don’t have any more info to give, but I totally feel you about being sold the moon only to realize you have to provide your own transportation to get there :wink:


(Chris Conn) #3

Not sure if it’s relevant, but have you ran Manufacturing Lead Time Calculation program under Prod Mgmt > Engineering > General Ops?


(Caleb Grundmeier) #4

Yes, but it always comes up way short.

For example, we know some parts will need to sit 3-4 days(with no labor activity) before an assembly operation can be started but when we run the process, it gives us a 1 day Lead Time. When the job is scheduled, the Start Date and Due Date are 5 days apart, yet the process calculates 1 day.


(Mark Wonsil) #5

You can set up “Sit” time in your last operations resource group, see Move Time.

Mark W.


(Caleb Grundmeier) #6

Unfortunately the Manufacturing Lead Time Calculation Process doesn’t pick up that sit time. I’m curious if anybody actually uses that process. It kind of sounds like a no.