The field Lead Time Factor and Lead Time Buffer days

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An intermediate video requires some previous experience with Business Central, but it is still easily accessible to most people. Intermediate Videos with the tag "Commonly Used" describes the functionality that is used by most companies. Commonly Used This video includes functionality from the app "Reverse Planning" which is available at Microsoft AppSource. Click to visit AppSource. Reverse Planning

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Presenter: Sune Lohse, Chief Strategy Officer

When I calculate Reverse Planning and I use lead time calculation, I can add lead time factor or lead time buffer days.

Let’s see what that is about.

First of all, if I just calculate within normal end date, I will expect my item number 1600 to be part of the list because it has a safety bridge within almost two months from today.

But I think this date is not within the 42 date period that this item’s rolled up lead time actually is.

So, if I’m looking at item number 1600 in my lead times on this location, it’s 42 days.

This means if I’m calculating within lead time for this item or rolled up lead time, it was the same.

I will see that item number 1600 is now not on the list anymore.

Whereas if I calculate with the same lead time, but I add a lead time factor, for instance, of 20%, meaning I would like to get some slack in my planning, so, I will add 20% and then on top of that maybe one week as well.

So, it’s possible both to add a lead time factor, a percentage or a specific interval.

So, normally I will stretch with a little factor and then add a buffer days afterwards.

This will multiply the 42 days by 1.2 and then add one week on top of that.

And now my item 1600 is within the interval because I’ve added some slack.

And this applies both to lead time and rolled up lead time.