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  • Jose Manuel Garcia GarciaJose Manuel Garcia Garcia
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      We have a client who has a Business Central subscription and is looking for a tool in the market that will allow them to sequence their manufacturing orders, taking into account the expected delivery dates from their suppliers.

      The standard planning sheet in Business Central allows for calculating replenishment needs based on sales order delivery dates, but this sequencing method is not valid because delivery times are usually very long and the system often requests purchases or manufacturing to be completed before the actual work date.

      What the client needs is for the system to sequence manufacturing orders and sales orders based on the expected deliveries from their suppliers. It may be possible to configure the system to meet this need using one of your products, MxAPP or Enhanced Planning Worksheet.

      If the answer is positive, it would be possible to give a demo to the client.

      Terri Vaive
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        Hello Jose,

        Our MxAPS advanced finite capacity scheduler is able to schedule and sequence production orders while honouring constraints on when purchase items are coming based on existing purchase orders. The system uses the expected receipt dates on the purchase order lines to do this. In the case there is a shortage of the item that isn’t covered by an existing purchase order line the system can also use the purchase lead time defined on the item with the shortage to ensure it isn’t trying to schedule the production order inside the lead time of the missing component item.

        You also mentioned sales orders, so I want to explicitly mention that our MxAPS application only schedules production orders.

        The Enhanced Planning Worksheet has the same underlying MRP functionality as the base BC Planning Worksheet, with the exception that it adds a purchase planning mode. I do not think that additional purchase planning mode will not provide any additional value in solving the problem you describe. At a high level our Enhanced Planning Worksheet contains many helpful user interface elements in the form of tabsheets and FastTabs to prevent you from having to leave the screen to look at item or SKU cards or to see summary information like past usage. And aside from the purchase planning mode it doesn’t fundamentally alter how BC MRP works.

        Thank you,

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