Request created in the planning run for a plant to trigger the procurement of a plant material for a certain quantity for a specific date.
The procurement type can be either in-house production or external procurement.
In in-house production, the planned order triggers the creation of dependent requirements for the material components. These are the bill of material components of the material to be procured. The required quantities and dates for these components are planned using the bill of materials and routing of the material to be procured.
The capacity requirements at the work center can be calculated using the appropriate routing for in-house production.
For in-house production, the planned order can be converted into a production order or a process order. For external procurement, the planned order can be converted into a purchase requisition.
A planned order can be used to plan the production of the material requested in a sales order. The production date is based on the date specified in the schedule line of the sales order.