Requirements Planning
To create realistic purchasing and production schedules, optimize stock holdings and identify capacity constraints in a multi-site and multi-warehouse environment.

The Value of Requirements Planning

  • Meet demand with effective planning of required material and production capacity
  • Identify usage of critical resources with rough-cut capacity planning
  • Easily create build schedules from Master Production Schedule (MPS) suggestions
  • Suggest purchasing, production and transfer schedules to satisfy demand
  • Create and amend purchase orders and jobs based on suggestions with powerful, on-screen reviews
  • Test plans before updating the live system with ‘snapshot’ functionality
  • Control inventory levels by identifying potential oversupply
  • Avoid bottlenecks by reviewing average queue times
  • Manage lot traceable items including tracking expiration dates
  • Preview reports to screen and email capabilities

Matching Requirements Planning to your business

  • Calculate material and capacity requirements under an infinite or finite capacity assumption
  • Create actual purchase orders, work orders or requisitions from suggestions
  • Generate supply chain transfers from suggestions for transfers between warehouses
  • Accept suggested changes to existing purchase orders and jobs based on changes in demand
  • Detailed pegging information available in queries and reports
  • Define Gross Requirements rule per item
  • Define planning frequencies, lead times and planning horizons for time fence indicators
  • Query MRP calculation results with pegging details
  • View capacity load in a bar chart or report form
  • Quickly identify overloaded work centers
  • Critical resource queries facilitate effective planning
  • View and report planning details in any time period with bucketless environment
  • Optional inclusion/exclusion of requisition users

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