Matches the actual requirements of raw materials and other purchased components, generated by scheduling, with the supply orders placed at the suppliers. Similar to the MRP function, this function allows the application of purchasing policies to each purchased item, such as minimum lots, multiplicity, and delivery frequencies.
Purchase Orders are generated based on the requirements dates obtained during production scheduling, and therefore represent the dates that the materials will actually be needed in the plant. The result of this process is a purchasing schedule totally synchronized with the production schedule, resulting in extremely positive financial impacts in the supply area.
Through occasional rescheduling agreements with suppliers, the user can inform parameters that will direct this function to generate suggestions for changes, both in dates and quantities, for each purchase order already placed at the supplier, resulting in a better synchronization between purchased and manufactured materials, due to eventual production rescheduling.