Planning Optimization support for subcontracting
This content is archived and is not being updated. For the latest documentation, go to What's new or changed in Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management. For the latest release plans, go to Dynamics 365 and Microsoft Power Platform release plans.
|Enabled for||Public preview||General availability|
|Users by admins, makers, or analysts||Apr 1, 2022||Apr 1, 2022|
Enables manufacturers to use Planning Optimization to automatically create the purchase orders needed to control and track subcontracted components for production orders.
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.