Coverage time fence support for Planning Optimization


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Enabled for Public preview General availability
Users by admins, makers, or analysts Feb 1, 2021 Apr 1, 2021

Business value

This feature enables companies to ensure that Planning Optimization only generates planned orders for the longest lead time plus a buffer (for example, for the next 60 days). It helps avoid suggestions that cover a long-term forecast.

Feature details

This feature enables Planning Optimization users to set a time fence that limits master planning output to a selected period. It helps planners and purchasers to focus on planned orders that need action in the nearest future while avoiding suggestions that cover a long-term forecast. This removes the noise from planned orders that don’t need attention as of now, enabling planners and purchasers to focus on relevant supply requirements.

With Planning Optimization, planners can benefit from:

  • Improved performance with high data volume.
  • Improved system performance made possible by moving master planning to its own service.
  • Near real-time insights into requirements changes.

Geographic areas

This feature will be released into the following Microsoft Azure geographic areas:

  • United States
  • Europe
  • United Kingdom
  • Australia
  • Canada

See also

Coverage time fences (docs)

Coverage time fences (learn)