Actual Finish Date

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A Production Number (PR) or Actual Finish Date is an indicator as to the inventory levels for a particular product. The inventory level of a given item indicates the current demand for that item and the expected demand as well as a potential opportunity for future growth. 

Actual Finish dates are frequently used in order to determine the amount of finished goods an item in inventory should have at a particular point in time. This information is often used by vendors as it assists in reducing the costs of raw materials, labor, and manufacturing. For additional information on how actual finish date is determined, see Actual Finish Calculations

Work Entry Date is the date that work began on any facility-related projects, regardless of its nature. The term Work Entry Date is typically used to determine the date of the initiation of any project work. Actual Finish Date is used to determine the actual end date of any planned project work, such as construction, demolition, remodeling, or major repair. In some cases, however, planned production runs exceed the planned work entry date.

The terms Actual Finish Date and Work Entry Date are typically used in the calculation of any one of the quantities described above, including inventory, manufacturing, and/or labor cost. An accurate calculation of any one of these quantities will depend on all of the other quantities that are involved in that calculation, such as the cost of materials, the amount of time needed to complete the task, and the extent of the task's complexity. It is important to note that the precise definition of each of these quantities is determined by the particular type of job, project, or industry. Therefore, if a vendor or other organization needs more assistance calculating its specific quantities, contact a vendor who is experienced with the job it represents.

Certified Inventory Optimization Professional 

CIOP is an end-to-end supply chain certification that contains 30 modules such as Introduction to Supply Chain Management, All About Inventory, Production Planning System, Strategic Business Planning, Sales & Operations Planning, Master Scheduling, Material Requirements Planning, Demand Management, Capacity Management, Forecasting, Production Activity Control, Procurement, Order Quantities, Independent Demand Ordering Systems, Warehouse Management, Transportation Management, Supplier Relationship Management (SRM), Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Introduction to Quality, Introduction to Packaging, Introduction to Process, Lean, Six Sigma, Total Quality Management, Theory of Constraints, Supply Chain Technologies, Supply Chain Techniques, Industry 4.0, International Standards and Supply Chain Risk, Safety and Security. 

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