In this article, we are going to show purchase of item “X” to be used for the production of item “AX”. In the Item table, set up the purchase of item “X”. Switch the Auto-replenish flag to Yes and set Obtain method to Purchase. Set Purchase lot size Min/Max to 1000. Update the Purchase lead time to 2 days. Since Purchase lead time is usually not displayed in the basic mode, right click the column setting and choose the Purchase lead time to be displayed.
Run the Reschedule button. In the order table, you will notice that a purchase order of item “X” has been auto-replenished.
Go to the Resource Gantt chart to view the purchase of item “X”. The purchase starts two days prior start of production based on the 2 day purchase lead time. This will be used as an input in the assembly of item “AX”.
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