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Lesson 6: Date Calculation Setup for Purchase Orders

Date Calculation Setup for Purchase Orders

Date Calculation Setup for Purchase Orders : To support date calculations for purchase order promising, a company must set up the following:

  • Inbound warehouse handling time: Specifies the time it takes the warehouse to make an item part of available inventory after it is received. The program uses this time in combination with the safety lead time to calculate the expected receipt date from the planned receipt date.
  • Lead time calculation: Specifies the time it takes to replenish the item between the order date and the planned receipt date. If the program calculates forward from the order date, it uses this time value to determine the planned receipt date. If the program calculates backward from the planned receipt date, it uses this value to calculate the order date.

Safety lead time: Specifies the time that is used as a buffer period if there are delays in the purchase replenishment lead time. The program uses this time in combination with the inbound warehouse handling time to calculate the expected receipt date from the planned receipt date

Lead Time Calculation and Safety Lead Time Setup

Companies can set up the lead time calculation on the following:

  • Item Vendor Catalog page
  • Receiving FastTab of the item card (or on the Replenishment FastTab of the stockkeeping unit card, if the stockkeeping unit exists for the item)
  • Receiving FastTab of the vendor card

The program uses the lead time calculation in the same order of priority as previously shown.

Companies can set up the safety lead time on the following:

  • Planning FastTab of the item card
  • Planning FastTab of the Manufacturing Setup page, where the term “default safety lead time” is used

The program uses the default safety lead time set up on the Manufacturing Setup page only if it is not set up on the item card. Because this time is relevant to manufacturing companies, non-manufacturing companies should set this time to zero on item cards or remove it from the Manufacturing Setup page and the item card.

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