The ‘final’ build plan is often fixed 10 days before a particular order is to be built. There’s probably more planning hoops it jumps through before reaching that final plan phase.This is great info and most entertaining. I haven't even read the sports page yet today.
Let's say you'd like a "late" MY build, assume ~week 46-48 - when might the production plan be locked in? Perhaps coincide w/ "early" MY changeover in ~week 17-19? Or (much) earlier than that? And how sophisticated/cooperative is the ordering system to time a build for an order? Is it blind luck, so you must time your order submission and cross your fingers?
Alternatively, is it possible to order promptly for a MY yet specify a build no-earlier-than date, then you go into a cue and wait for a build slot after that date? For example, if you wanted MY22 "late", could you cite week 46-47-48 or later and just wait your turn?
And for Volvo, what's the first day of a given week of production? Monday?
First day of the week is Monday (wkXXd1). Certain plants run M-F (d1-d5) and others run M-Su (d1-d7)