Hi guys N girls,
Been toying with a few ideas in reducing short supply issues on certain high demand lines (early cycle).
For instance Fit Engine, any item that requires more than 1 qty of to complete a single vehicle is stockpiled nearby inline to the supply conveyor. So, stationStockPile>stockPile>resourceImportor with conveyor connections. Now I thought the station stockpile will always take from the closest source IF resource is available and then from further a field IF not. If this is the case it’s just not doing so. I am seeing valves, wheels and tyres being pulled from the importer through the local stockpile which has stock and onto the stations stockpile. Furthermore a stations stockpile seemingly is requesting too much of a single resource, thus creating its own short supply problem.
So in the Fit Engine case there are 16 components needed to be fitted to move the vehicle to the next station and the stations stockpile has 16 slots, so there is a 1:1 relationship there and yet I see many times 10/12 valves stocked on the station stockpile, which essentially leads to an item being fitted creating an empty spot on the stations stockpile which is filled by the item currently demanded in the next fit operation, however that item has to now travel from the importer through the conveyor system before being instantly picked and fitted.
I hope that is explained well enough