Resources

The previous pages in the Product Manager Review (PMR) where focused primarily on the demand side. On this page, you need to provide how a product is made and what the resource requirements are to make it.

Select BOM

The first thing that you need to do is to select for which product you are describing the resource requirements. IBP has generated a BOM for every product that you specified on page Product Management. Once you have selected a BOM, you can fill out the rest of the page.

Product and Resource Needed

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Now that you have selected the BOM to describe how to make this new product, you need to select the products that are needed to make it. This is done in the first of three selection objects. Here you just select the products that are needed, the amount of products will be added later. The second part is to select the resource and location where this product can be made, this is done in the other two remaining selection objects. Once we have selected the right elements in the tables, we can add numbers.

Products Needed for Selected BOM

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In this table, you need to enter the amount of each of the selected products, that is needed to make the product indicated by the BOM. So, if you need four items A to make B, you need to add the value 4 in the line for Item A for the right resources. This table has a line for each Product, Resource, and location combination selected in the previous section.

By default, the same value is used for all periods. However, if you don’t want that, you can use the widget action “Change data for every period individually.” Now, you can enter a different number for each period.

Production Capacity & Cost

At this point, you have specified where the product is made, and what (intermediate) products you need to make it. The last two pieces of data that are needed are the Cost to make this product and the Speed which this product can be created. You need to provide this information in table Production Capacity & Cost (per BOM) for Selected BOM. The Cost is in currency per (Unit of BOM), while the Speed is in (Unit of BOM) per hour.

By default, the same value is used for all periods. However, if you don’t want that, you can use the widget action “Change data for every period individually.” Now, you can enter a different number for each period.

Supplier & Cost

As the sub-header above this table states, this table is independent of the selected BOM. Therefore, this data is true for all BOMs.

This table will be filled with the products selected in the Product Needed selection object, where that product is newly created product as part of this project. The idea is that a new product that is needed to create another product might be purchased from a supplier. If that is the case, you need to tell IBP at which supplier location this product is Available, as well as the Cost of this product. This table list all existing supplier and supplier locations, so that you can specify which supplier can provide this product.

By default, the same value is used for all periods. However, if you don’t want that, you can use the widget action “Change data for every period individually.” Now, you can enter a different number for each period.

Resource Fixed Capacity

This table is also independent of the selected BOM.

In IBP, there are two types of resource usage. The first resource usage is through the resources needed to create products (see section Production Capacity & Cost above). The second type of usage is independent of any production, but is a fixed values. A fixed value can be that we need 20 hours of a production resource to run some tests or 200 hours for our R&D resource. This 20 or 200 hours are added in this table, and will make sure that you have a correct account for the resources needed for this project. It list all active resource and location combination from the selection above.