*Intended learning outcomes: Explain scheduling projected available inventory calculation (spreadsheet and graphical representation). Describe the cumulative projected available inventory calculation (graph) or store throughput diagram.*

The *scheduling projected available inventory calculation* attempts to assign the associated scheduled or planned receipt to every requirement.

Figure 12.1.3.1 shows the previous example using this type of calculation, where customer order 25810 has been moved forward to June 10.

**Fig.
12.1.3.1** Scheduling
projected available inventory calculation (spreadsheet).

Again, demands are listed in order by date. Receipts, on the other hand, are sorted by the date on which they will be needed in order to have projected available inventory. The following situations result in lists of exceptions (only the first one appears in Fig. 12.1.3.1):

- A demand can only be covered by bringing forward a corresponding receipt. Two receipts of this kind are indicated by an asterisk (*) in the first column in Figure 12.1.3.1.
- A receipt can be deferred, since the associated requirements have a later date than the date of the receipt.
- There are demands without corresponding receipts, so an order proposal should be generated.
- Planned or released orders without assigned demands may be canceled, if necessary.

Thus, the scheduling projected available inventory calculation also creates a link between materials management and scheduling by providing proposals to speed up or slow down production or procurement orders.

Conversely, if the production or procurement orders cannot be speeded up, the scheduling projected available inventory calculation indicates which requirements will have to be delayed. The orders associated with these demands should then be slowed down temporarily and then speeded up again as soon as the demands become available.

The scheduling projected available inventory calculation can also be shown in graph form. The graph in Figure 12.1.3.2 has the same contents as the spreadsheet in Figure 12.1.3.1. Negative projected available inventory corresponds to a backlog and is shaded accordingly, and the two extreme responses — delaying an allocated quantity or speeding up a production or procurement order — are shown as examples.

**Fig.
12.1.3.2** The
scheduling projected available inventory calculation (graph).

The *cumulative projected available inventory calculation* contains the same information as the noncumulative calculation, but it also provides the cumulative totals for entries and issues along the time axis.*Store throughput diagram* is another name for the graphical representation resulting from the cumulative projected available inventory calculation.

This is illustrated in Figure 12.1.3.3. It is more difficult to represent, because the values along the vertical axis are sometimes very large.

**Fig.
12.1.3.3** The
cumulative projected available inventory calculation (graph) or store
throughput diagram.

The expected projected available inventory is shown as a vertical difference. If the cumulative issues curve is higher than the cumulative receipts curve, then we should expect a negative projected available inventory. This will correspond to the expected backlog and is again shaded accordingly.

## Course section 12.1: Subsections and their intended learning outcomes

##### 12.1 Demand and Available Inventory along the Time Axis

Intended learning outcomes: Explain the projected available inventory and its calculation. Describe scheduling and cumulative projected available inventory calculation. Produce an overview on operating curves for stock on hand.

##### 12.1.1 Allocated Quantities, and the Projected Available Inventory

Intended learning outcomes: Disclose the concept of allocated quantities. Explain projected available inventory and its components. Disclose planning-related events and their effect on available inventory.

##### 12.1.2 Projected Available Inventory Calculation

Intended learning outcomes: Differentiate between the spreadsheet representation and the graphical representation (or inventory curve) of the projected available inventory calculation.

##### 12.1.3 Scheduling and Cumulative Projected Available Inventory Calculation

Intended learning outcomes: Explain scheduling projected available inventory calculation (spreadsheet and graphical representation). Describe the cumulative projected available inventory calculation (graph) or store throughput diagram.

##### 12.1.4 Operating Curves for Stock on Hand

Intended learning outcomes: Explain the derivation of an operating curve for stock on hand from the store throughput diagram.