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Nov 17, 2008 at 09:35 PM

MRP - Specific to VMI


Hi All,

We are in the process to set up a VMI (vendor managed inventory) for one of our customers. This will be driven by the customers forecast (updated weekly). Once we enter the forecast we plan to run the MRP based on the forecast to generate Purchase Orders for the required quantity. MRP is set to to check existing stock in the particular warehouse created for the VMI, and also existing Purchase Orders (to deduct those PO's already placed from last week's forecast).

The problem we face is that the same item number is also sold to other customers, and when entering a Sales Order for those other customers, it also generates the Purchase Order. These Purchase Orders we do not want to consider for the MRP related to the VMI customer.

Is there any way around this problem (other then creating unique P/N's for this customer)?

Can MRP differentiate between different series of Purchase Orders? We plan to use a different numbering series for those Purchase Orders created based on MRP.

Many thanks for your help.


Edited by: Rui Pereira on Jan 19, 2009 5:11 PM