Long-term planning provides you with tools for monitoring and
planning future requirements and resources. Using these tools you
can create various versions of the demand program for annual
planning, for example, and simulate their effects in MRP and
Long-term planning is controlled by a special planning scenario
and is completely independent of operative planning. In the
planning scenario, you can adjust the settings of simulative
planning to suit your particular needs.
In release 4.0, long-term planning includes simulation for
short-term and mid-term planning. Long-term planning has been
enhanced to include the following functions:
Optional consideration of sales orders in long-term
Simulation of make-to-order production and engineer-to-order
Copying firmed planned orders from operative planning to
Simulation of direct production
In the planning scenario, you can
define whether you want to use direct production. Like operative
planning, long-term planning also supports direct production.
However, in long-term planning only the header order of a
collective order can be changed. All other orders in the collective
order are only displayed.
Creation, changing and deletion of simulative planned orders
for a planning scenario.
Copying of long-term planning results to operative
After optimization in long-term
planning, you can copy firm planned orders as well as the demand
program from long-term planning to operative planning.