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Purchasing Plan

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Create a comprehensive and organized plan to request purchases over a specified time period.

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:

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.


Create and edit a purchase plan.



Add products to be included in your plan. Each product is shown on its own line.

Only products that are set up with the Purchase checkbox selected in the product are executed by the MRP process.
Depending on the product, different transaction types may appear in the lines. All supply transactions have a positive quantity, all demand transactions have a negative quantity.

By clicking the Create Purchase Orders button, the purchase order is created, provided that all set ups were correctly entered:

Once the purchase order is created automatically, the number of the document appears in the Order Line column of the line. The created purchase order is in draft status and needs to be booked. For more information please check the Purchase Order section.

Full list of Purchasing Plan window fields and their descriptions is available in the Purchasing Plan Screen Reference.

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