current planned load datecurrent planned load date - - In simplified drum-buffer-rope in make-to-order and make-to-availability environments, the date on which the CCR is expected to complete processing all currently known orders. This is the point in time that a new order can be run on the CCR and from which material release and completion dates are calculated.
Usage: One-half of the production time buffer is added to the current planned load date to determine a safe date for committing to the customer. In other words, the current planned load date should normally fall at about the middle of the production time buffer. Conversely, one-half the production time buffer is subtracted from the current planned load date to determine the raw materials release date.