The Planned Production Orders are demand for your Long Term requirement planning

Long Term Purchase Planning – Focus 3 weeks to 18 months
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Presenter: Sune Lohse, Chief Strategy Officer

How to work with long-term requirements planning in Business Central?

If you are doing long-term requirements planning in Business Central, I would suggest you to use the planned production orders like this to create demand for your purchasers.

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Often we see that the master planners and detailed planners in the production department don’t use the plant production orders because they get deleted again when you run the MRP, so having a list of planned production orders like this is possible for me as a purchaser to define demands or break down demands in the future.

And if I go into planned production order line like this, I can see, of course, the component and that’s how it’s broken down by the MRP batch job. So this way, it’s possible for me to actually maintain requirements far ahead that doesn’t do anything into my normal production department. So this planned purchase orders should be like a thing for the purchasers.

This means now when I create my MRP planning, I could plan an interval with a starting date far ahead and an ending date or a starting date on the other side of my firm planned and released production orders and the ending date as far as way as my furthest lead time for purchase items and then I filter on purchase because I already have all the planned orders.

So this will create suggestions to purchase lines that I need to require from a long-term perspective and I could filter on vendors and carry out one at a time or handling all those my vendors to see if it makes sense like it is here.

So if you find the vendor number or at the column and then filter on that, I could make one purchase order at a time and make a frame agreement with that vendor.