Enter Forecasts or MPS - Header


This form allows you to enter a plan of your forecasts, that is, the orders that you expect to receive.  
Forecasts can be used to generate demand for MRP, or can be used by GRP to calculate how new product lines and production plans, sales and spares forecasts or abnormal orders may affect your material requirements.    

To enter forecast header details:



     
1 The forecast or MPS data is entered in 2 stages: information about the forecast itself can be followed by details about each top level requirement.  
     
2 Do one of the following:
  • Type in a Requirement reference (up to 10 characters) to identify the forecast, then select CR-ACCEPT.
  • Type in an unique MPS order reference (up to 10 characters) to identify the MPS, then CR-ACCEPT.

This reference can later be used to specify the range of forecasts for which you want to generate gross requirements or include as demand in MRP.

Alternatively, F2-BROWSE to select an existing forecast or schedule for amendment.

 
     
3

Complete the following fields:

Description. Type in a brief description, for example, one that identifies the scope of the forecast or the MPS. If you have selected an existing requirement, a description may be displayed. You can amend this if required.

Customer code. Type in a customer code for reference, if the forecast or MPS is in response to an expected sale. For example, you might want to enter all your anticipated orders from one customer on the forecast. Alternatively, you can use F2-BROWSE to select a customer. If you have selected an existing requirement, a customer code may be displayed. You can amend this if required.

Reference date. Type in the date on which this forecast was prepared or the MPS generated, using the format DD/MM/YY, or leave blank to default to the current date. If you have selected an existing requirement, a reference date may be displayed. You can amend this if required.

Generate works orders. Tick this checkbox if works orders can be generated from this forecast or MPS. Alternatively, leave blank.

Forecast classification. Only displayed if you are entering a forecast. This classification can later be used to specify the range of forecasts for which you want to generate gross requirements reports. Type one of the following:

  • P for a production forecast
  • S for a sales forecast
  • X for a sale of spares forecast.
 
4 Select CR-ACCEPT.  
     
5

The Customer Snapshot form is displayed. If the Customer codeentered previously is listed in the Customer file in Accounts Receivable, the customerís address is displayed. You can overwrite this address if required. Otherwise, the box is blank and can be used to enter extra information about the forecast.

Select CR-ACCEPT.

 
     
6 You can now enter the forecast detail lines.  
     



Application: (mr) mr_grp_entry Form: main, main.header, main.header_details