The Purchasing Plan suggests purchase orders that need to be created and by clicking a button these purchase are created automatically.
In the main section of the document the information of what needs to be planned and for which time period is entered. By clicking the process button the MRP process creates the lines in the plan with information of supply and demand:
- current stock level (supply)
- booked Purchase Orders without a goods receipt (supply)
- booked Sales Orders without a goods shipment (demand)
- completed requisitions (demand)
- safety stock (demand)
- sales forecast (demand)
The information that is listed depends on the planning method used for the product.
The MRP process balances the demand with the supply, taking into account the dates of both and based on this information suggests purchase orders to be created. The generated lines can be updated manually. Also, changes to demand and supply can be made, the current lines deleted and the plan reprocessed to see a new situation.
Once the plan is as desired, by clicking a button purchase orders are created automatically.