Starting the Planning Manager
The Planning Manager controls a continuous background process that periodically activates for all organizations. It differs from a normal process in that you need to start it only once. This process is activated based on the processing interval you define.
Once activated, the Planning Manager executes several maintenance tasks. For example, the Planning Manager performs forecast consumption, MDS shipment relief, MPS schedule relief, and forecast and master schedule imports.
Attention: You should activate the Planning Manager and leave it running. The Planning Manager performs maintenance tasks vital to the proper operation of Oracle Master Scheduling/MRP and Supply Chain Planning.
Suggestion: When it operates, the Planning Manager may run for a very short time only, making it difficult to determine whether it is running. To be sure, examine the log file for the concurrent request of the Planning Manager to verify that it is active.
To start the Planning Manager and to define the processing interval:
Once you start the Planning Manager, maintenance tasks are executed based on this interval.
3. Choose Start to start the Planning Manager for all organizations by issuing a request to the concurrent manager.
The Planning Manager executes tasks periodically, based on the Processing Interval you entered.
4. Review the date and time you sent the request to the concurrent manager to start the Planning Manager.
If an error occurs during the Planning Manager maintenance tasks, the date and time of the error is displayed.
Started: The Planning Manager is started. The processing interval and request identifier sent to the concurrent manager to start the Planning Manager are displayed.
Error: An error occurred during one of the Planning Manager maintenance tasks. Use the error message information, along with your system administrator or Oracle Customer Support, to help diagnose the error. After you have diagnosed and corrected the error, you must restart the Planning Manager.
Launched: The Planning Manager launched the daily cleanup worker.