“We used to have disparate and siloed systems, but today, thanks to SAP Business One, we have end-to-end visibility of products from order entry through manufacturing, fitting, alterations and on to delivery. Having a reliable and transparent system increases confidence among partners and clinicians and reduces stress on patients.” Olive Gunning, Chief Operating Officer, Trulife
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SAP Business One offers a simple yet powerful planning system that helps production planners or buyers schedule and manage items for production or purchasing based on a variety of criteria.
This feature allows users to predict demand based on forecasts, instead of relying solely on received orders. Forecast calculations help users foresee future demand for the product and adjust material planning accordingly. These demand forecasts can be used in the MRP wizard.
The planning wizard takes users through the process of creating planning scenarios in five easy steps. Users define the planning horizon, which can be viewed in weeks or days. They can also opt to exclude non-working days from the production and purchase planning. Scenarios can be run for a range of items or item groups. The user selects the desired criteria in the scenario, such as existing stock levels, open purchase orders, sales orders, work orders, and stock that has reached its minimum level, as well as predefined sales forecasts.
Once a scenario is executed, the solution presents a recommendation to ‘make’ or ‘buy’ items in a recommendation report. Drill-down options are available to allow planners to view the net requirement calculations and view the actual documents driving the gross requirements. Exception warnings and visual queries are also available. These help users identify orders that need to be expedited. Planning scenarios can also be saved as ‘simulations’ – users can run a series of ‘what if?’ scenarios without impacting the recommendation report.
Order recommendation report
From the recommendation report, planners can automatically select recommended production orders and purchase orders for automatic creation. If an item needs to be outsourced, the system allows planners to easily convert a production order to a purchase order. Purchase orders to the same supplier can be optionally consolidated into one order, streamlining the purchasing process.
MRP – A wizard helps you plan and optimise future material requirements and then both manage and execute purchasing and manufacturing recommendations and exceptions.
The MRP wizard helps reduce costs by considering both minimum order quantities and order multiples, helping users take advantage of say, purchase pricing breaks or standard production batch sizes.