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Phases of the Planning Process

You calculate material requirements by launching the planning process from the Launch Planning Process window. The phases of the planning process that calculate material requirements are the:

Maintain Repetitive Planning Periods Phase

When you specify a new anchor date, the maintain repetitive planning periods phase uses that date as its new starting point for calculating repetitive planning periods.

Snapshot Phase

The snapshot phase:

Planner Phase

The planner phase:

Note: This step is performed if Capacity Plan is enabled.

Auto-Release Phase

The auto-release phase:

Note: This step is performed for plans that have the Production flag enabled.

The recommendations generated by the planning process feed the capacity requirements planning, shop floor control, and purchasing activities of the organization.

See Also

Overview of the Memory-based Planning Engine



Locking Tables within the Snapshot

Locking Tables within the Snapshot Example

Available to Promise

Overview of Supply Chain Planning

Overview of Capacity Planning

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