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3 month supply notification

Topics: Suggestions: 3 month supply notification

Ebenezer Screw

Friday, January 24, 2014 - 01:38 pm Click here to edit this post
I suggest an extension of the current 2 month notification of difficulties in the supply line to 3 months. The notification could take the form of, say, yellow - low; orange - shortage; red - critical.

The reason I suggest this is that if a corporation is producing at, say 120%, then it often occurs that supplies will be 'OK - Green' with 2.1 months supply. However, in reality it will be less than 2 months supply because of its higher production. Consequently, when offline for 2 consecutive months (I need that much sleep in LU!) it often happens that production is lost during the second month.

The benefits are multiple. Obviously, it assists individual presidents and CEOs to manage their corporations a little better - and essentially those who are online more frequently. But more importantly, it assists in keeping higher level corporations at full production to the benefit of the general supply system. Let me give an example:

A CEO has many FMU corporations. At present, on LU certainly, there are regular shortages of low level products such as bricks and copper, that affect intermediate products such as electric and electonic products, building materials, industrial equipment and household products which are also in short supply. Unless the CEO is able to keep on top of this, the shortages will affect his FMUs and then there will be shortages for just about every corporation in due course and there is a vicious circle.

It is time to break that circle and allow the opportunity to buy immediate stocks from the 3 month point rather than the 2 month point.

The alternative is to check every corporation before bedtime and see if any known 'at risk' products are around the 2.1 to 2.6 months supply mark. But with over 500 corporations, I'm not about to do that!! We need it automated!


Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 10:02 am Click here to edit this post
It will be extended to three months in the next update.

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