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Re: Manufacturing with variable results for a butcher shop

Ermin Trevisan
- 07/20/2015 11:04:24
This is not the only problem you have to face, but the desired output vector also changes during seasons, you need more parts for barbecue during summer time and less roastbeef for example. During the 90ties I was confronted with this problem for the Europes biggest slaughterhouse in Germany using SAP R/2 at that time and I recommended to them to hire a mathematician to develop a simultaneous multiple linear equation model instead of one-dimensional hierarchical BOMs.

On 20.07.2015 16:02, Alejandro Perez wrote:
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Hello experts,

I would want to implement the manufacturing feature for a butcher shop, but I'm not sure how to go with a part of the process:

  1. I buy a cow from the slaughterhouse with the purchase module (example: 200Kg)
  2. I need to get all the possible meat from it (variable from cow to cow, for this one it could be 178Kg)
  3. All the fat will be sold separately at a different price (22Kg)

At point 2, I will also separate the different meat cuts (chuck, rib, brisket, etc) and each one will be sold at a different price/weight.

So, as you can understand, there will be a problem with a second fatter cow, where the fat could be 15% of the total weight and it will not be possible to determine until all the cut process is finished. As conclusion, the proportions will vary frequently.

Now the question:
How can I manage variable results in the manufacturing module with the same BoM?

Best regards to all of you!

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