Planning Optimization support for subcontracting


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Users by admins, makers, or analysts Apr 1, 2022 Apr 1, 2022

Business value

Enables manufacturers to use Planning Optimization to automatically create the purchase orders needed to control and track subcontracted components for production orders.

Feature details

In production processes, work is often done by resources that are owned or administered by vendors. Typically, vendor resources are used for specific operations or to handle occasional excess demand that surpasses the capacity of a company's own resources. With subcontracting enabled, Planning Optimization automatically generates the planned purchase orders required to manage the logistics for materials or semi-finished products.

Planning Optimization benefits

With Planning Optimization, companies can benefit from:

  • Significantly improved performance and scalability with in-memory processing.
  • Minimized system impact on other processes made possible by running master planning as a separate service.
  • Near real-time insights into requirement changes, achieved by running master planning several times daily during office hours.

Learn more about Planning Optimization

For more information about the Planning Optimization migration process and answers to frequently asked questions, see Migration to Planning Optimization for master planning.

See also

Manage subcontracting work in production (docs)