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Introduction to the Purchase Order Plan Register

A Purchase Order Plan is a scheduling tool that you can use to plan future purchases based on the predicted future sales in Sales Forecast records.

Usually you will create Purchase Order Plans using the 'Create Purchase Order Plan' Maintenance function in the MRP module, but you can also enter them directly to the Purchase Order Plan register yourself.

The 'Create Purchase Order Plan' Maintenance function will create Purchase Order Plans as follows:

  1. It will check Sales Forecasts from the specified period for Items that need to be purchased (i.e. for Stocked Items without Recipes). Only Sales Forecasts that have been marked as OK will be checked.

  2. Each Stocked Item without a Recipe in Sales Forecasts will be included in its own row in the resulting Purchase Order Plan. The Needed Date for each Item will be the first day in the Sales Forecast period i.e. the first day in a week or month.

  3. The function will also check the Recipes used in Production Plan rows from the specified period for Items that need to be purchased (i.e. for components required by the Recipes). Again, only Production Plans th