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Consolidate PO when raised from Crtitical materials screen of production orders

When opting to create a PO from the critical materials screen of a production order thee are often items which come from the same supplier and it would be good to have all of these items on a single PO rather than one PO per item.

  • James Morgan
  • Jan 7 2019
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  • Jeffrey Patch commented
    January 07, 2019 21:35

    Something similar to the "Mark for PO" on the Sales Order screen would be useful.

  • Brendan Hennelly commented
    January 15, 2019 18:19

    Mark for PO for production material is already available in 2018R2. The Create Purchase Orders screen can then be used to create a single PO for multiple production orders.

  • Sean Adams commented
    February 08, 2019 17:32

    Good idea - seconded, alternately, push them to the "Create Purchase Orders" with a reference identifier (the prod order) from Critical Materials which allows demand aggregation during purchase - make it act like "Prepare Replenishment" as an option or a default, rather than spawn several purchase orders.  

    This technique of buying from the produiton screen assumes (maybe a little) that the planner is the buyer.  Some sites will not have the same person doing this job.  The other thing that comes into play here is that the EOQ for the part is something to consider and you can buy what you need based on the prod order, or just trigger a replenishment from the work order (sometimes a production trigger initiates a replenishment, not a specific quantity purchase)