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RE: MRP Requirements

Johan De Taeye
- 09/15/2014 10:32:47

Regarding this topic:


>>#??? new chapter:  Bill of distribution (Johan 2014/09/09)

>>In a distribution network the sourcing rules need to be defined: eg "product A in warehouse X is replenished by truck from plant/warehouse Y with a lead time of 7 days". Multiple sources of supply can defined for a single product and destinaion location, in which case each bill of distribution needs a priority. The bill of distribution also defines the transportation mode (eg train, truck, plane), and multiple transportation modes for the same product-source-destination are possible since they will have a different lead time.

>>A certain product-warehouse combination can be replenished in multiple ways: either produced locally using a BOM, either purchased externally from a supplier/subcontractor, either replenished with a BOD shipment from another warehouse.

>>Can't this be managed with the WMS in v8 already?

The answer was:

>>Related to stock not MRP


I don’t agree on this.

Imagine a network:   distribution center -----replenished from--->  regional distribution center ----replenished from----> factory.

I expect that I can run an end-to-end planning of a requirement.  A big demand on the distribution center should get propagated through the regional distribution centre and can create material requirements in the factory.

So, I see this goes broader than the stock module in my opinion.

It expands the MRP concepts into DRP, “Distribution Requirements Planning”.



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From: Maxime Chambreuil []
Sent: Sunday, September 14, 2014 10:42 PM
To: Community: Inventory and MRP
Subject: MRP Requirements


Hello everyone,

Thank you very much for your contributions on the MRP requirements definition.

I have updated the document based on your suggestions:

and tried to answer some questions on the pad:

I have archived content to the bottom of the pad. If you don't agree with the answer or still have questions, move the content above the Archives section with the other active points and open the discussion on this mailing list.

If some of you are not available to contribute now, please let me know when you will be.

Thank you very much. Have a great week!

Maxime Chambreuil
VP of the OCA