Process for determining inventory requirements in a multiple plant/warehouse environment.
Determines at which point inventories at branch warehouses have to be replenished. One way to determine the point at which replenishment is needed is to explode planned orders at branch warehouses via MRP logic, which then become gross requirements on the supplying source.
Abbreviation: DRP-I The function of determining the need to replenish stock at branch warehouses.
Determining the inventory needed in warehouses to meet service. It anticipated demand over time at a given level of customer is used for inventory management and as a feed for MRP.
1) The function of determining the need to replenish inventory at branch warehouses. A time-phased order point approach is used where the planned orders at the branch warehouse level are “exploded” via MRP logic to become gross requirements on the supplying source. In the case of multilevel distribution networks, this explosion process can continue down through the various levels of regional warehouses (master warehouse, factory warehouse, etc.) and become input to the master production schedule. Demand on the supplying sources is recognized as dependent, and standard MRP logic applies. 2) More generally, replenishment inventory calculations, which may be based on other planning approaches such as period order quantities or “replace exactly what was used,” rather than being limited to the time-phased order point approach.
A system of determining demands for inventory at distribution centres and consolidating demand information in reverse as input to the production and materials system.
A system of consolidating demand and resource scheduling within the distribution system as inputs to the production and materials system.