SAP Business One Material Requirements Planning
About SAP Business One Material Requirements Planning
SAP Business One Material Requirements Planning (MRP) manages MRP through a wizard-based process. This process enables users to define a planning scenario in five easy steps and predict demand based on forecasts. Capabilities include:
- Define forecasts - Allows users to predict demand based on forecasts, foresee future demand for the product, and adjust material planning accordingly. Forcasts can be automatically populated by sales history.
- Planning wizard - Steps users through the creation of planning scenarios in five easy steps. Users define the planning horizon, which can be viewed in weeks or days. 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 inventory that reached its minimum stock level, as well as predefined sales forecasts. Once a scenario is executed, the solution presents a make-or-buy recommendation. Drill-down options allow planners to view the net requirement calculations and view the actual documents driving the gross requirements. Exception warnings and visual cues help users identify orders that need to be expedited.
- Order recommendation report - Allows planners to automatically select recommended production orders and purchase orders for automatic creation; if an item needs to be outsourced, planners can easily convert a production order to a purchase order