Applicable Process Steps
|Create Planned Independent Requirements||This process step shows you how to use planned independent requirements (PIRs) to perform demand management functions. A PIR contains one planned quantity and one date, or a number of PIRs' schedule lines, such as one planned quantity split over time according to dates.|
Instead of creating a single requirement, sometimes a requirements plan that includes one or more PIRs can be maintained for mass processing. In this case, the requirements are grouped and maintained under a requirement plan number.
|Define Flexible Constraints||This process step shows you how to define flexible constraints. A supplier constraint means a specific supplier can only supply maximum feasible quantities for a specific period. During the planning phase, we need to ensure the planned requirements do not violate supplier constraints.|
|Schedule pMRP Simulation Creation||This process step shows you how to create a pMRP simulation.|
Besides creating a pMRP simulation via top-level materials, there are two more job templates for creating pMRP simulations. One is "Creation of pMRP Data via Workcenter" and the other is "Creation of pMRP Data via Components".
|Process pMRP Simulations||This process step shows you how to process the created pMRP simulation to handle bottlenecks and constraints.|
|pMRP with Supplier Collaboration (optional)||This process step discusses how to leverage pMRP simulations for components and to help find suppliers, which is part of the procurement line of business. If a material planner has no knowledge of the suppliers and prices for a desired component, they can first download the component data from the pMRP simulation, then follow the Request for Price (1XF) scope item to request suppliers for the price quotation.|
|Download Component Data from pMRP Simulation||This process step is based on the pMRP with Supplier Collaboration scenario, where you learn how to download the required data from the pMRP Component view.|
|Create Price Request from Suppliers||This process step is based on the pMRP with Supplier Collaboration scenario, where you must complete the "Create Price Request" and "Create Supplier Quotation" steps, and maintain different net order prices for two bidders in the Request for Price (1XF) business process.|
|Check Planned Independent Requirements||This process step is based on the pMRP with Supplier Collaboration scenario, where you learn how to check the adjusted PIRs for top level materials and subassembly materials to ensure there will not be any capacity issues.|