Order Line Dates
This Technical Note defines how dates may be used to support Order Line Item control.
1. Line Item dates document three key points.
The Customer's stated need date.
The stated promise date to the Customer.
The date the Order was completed (Shiped and Invoiced) to the Customer.
2. When a new Line is added to an Order, the following logic is applied to the use of dates.
Line Item Need date is equal to the Order Need date. Line Item Promise date is set to one of two values.
If the lead time from the "Item" record plus the current date is greater than the Customer's need date, the promise date is set to the Sum of the current date and the lead time from the "Item" record.
If the lead time from the "Item" record plus the current date is less or equal to the Customer's need date, the promise date is set to the Customer's need date.
3. Dates may be changed in the Item Detail layout of the "Order" record.
4. Dates my be viewed from the main "Order Entry" window by scrolling beyond the Extended Price.
(00/00/00, is unshipped, 01/01/01 is partially shipped).