Replan Fails/Hangs + Constrained Plan Fails with nullPointerException + Excess Planned Orders (Doc ID 2067222.1)

Last updated on JUNE 29, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Rapid Planning - Version 12.2.3 to 12.2.3 [Release 12.2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

Using Rapid Planning / RP Engine
SPECIFICALLY on EBS 12.2.3 with engine.zip version 120.134.12020000.11 

When planning item ACCBANDHNDL2, having
FIXED_DAYS_SUPPLY
FIXED_ORDER_QUANTITY 63000
FIXED_LOT_MULTIPLIER 1
MINIMUM_ORDER_QUANTITY
MAXIMUM_ORDER_QUANTITY 999999
find at least 2 planned orders that are unjustified based on PAB and Target Safety Stock

Also find situations where 
replan does not work,
constrained plan fails with  null pointer exception,
the plan gets stuck randomly,
re-plan takes hours to complete, or
the excess planned order issue appears for replan

EXPECTED BEHAVIOR
-----------------------------------
Expect excess planned orders are not created by the RP plan and that the plan completes successfully in a reasonable amount of time.

-- Steps To Reproduce:

Customer states the issue can be reproduced at will at customer site with the following steps:
1. (R) Supply Chain Simulation Planner
2. Run Plan BB-CRP1
3. Review the results using the Material Plan for item ACCBANDHNDL2, noting
planned orders on 8/3/2015 and 8/10/2105 that are not justified by either PAB
or Target Safety Stock level

RP engine logs might record a null pointer exception.

Cause

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