Hello, new to forum, fairly new to Baan.
I appreciate that this is an extremely broad question, but working on principle of don't ask, don't get, got any resources (beyond your good selves) for someone looking to do their best to get a grounding on everything MRP/CRP in Baan?
My first question might be an indicator of where I'm at:
I want to switch to using Lead Time Offset so every job has the same one- or two-week lead time that we use to plan, all the way down through far out broad strokes planning right down to production time. We currently calculate all lead times by routing but because of flexibility allowed to shop floor to manage themselves, we plan with fixed build times of one or two weeks on each job, don't go any more granular than that, and just throw them all into a week's production together.
So therefore fixed lead times would be more suitable, because a job in a given week may not be completed on a lead time based on routing which could be 2 days, when we allow 5. Baan is therefore showing calculated delivery dates that are mostly false.
While I can figure out how to set up Lead Time Offset (it's an Item Data thing, no doubt), my concern is what other dependencies might be affected if I make this change, and what effects this might have that I haven't considered. Our Baan sysadmin doesn't "know anything about LTO, never used it".
If someone can direct me to a learning resource that would help someone in my position, I'd appreciate it. In current climate (we're lucky to still have an order book), nobody is getting sent on courses or anything like that, so it's a self-help environment, there's no one else, and need to stitch our MRP method back to something useful.
Any replies much appreciated
EDIT: I've edited this to something bit shorter than before lol, you don't need my life story