Accept Action Message in Planning Worksheet
The MPS/MRP suggestions in the Planning Worksheet has an ‘Accept Action Message’ field that determines if the suggestion should be accepted or not. The value of this field is by default set to TRUE if there are no warnings. This sounds great, by my experience is that most planners would like this to default to FALSE and activity accept each message when reviewing the suggestions.
In many cases this request is due to a large number of suggestions generated by having a long planning horizon (where the long planning horizon is needed due to lead times and multiple levels in the BOMs). The planner only want to accept the suggestions that has an order date within the next couple of weeks and ignore the suggestions with future order dates.
The standard Dynamics NAV suggestions looks like the below (with the ‘Accept Action Message’ field set to TRUE for all suggestions without warnings).
Making the following change to the MaintainPlanningLine function in codeunit ‘99000854 – Inventory Profile Offsetting’ will make this field to default to FALSE for all suggestions.
The generated suggestions now look like this:
The planner can now filter on the suggestions with order dates within the near future and actively accept them by checking the ‘Accept Action Message’ field. This to me makes it a lot easier and you avoid creating orders by mistake for suggestions that has not been reviewed (and you can see what you have reviewed).
A small change that could make a big difference when working with the system.