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MRP Planning, Processing and Results: Production Plan Maintenance

Production Plan Maintenance

Production Plan Maintenance

The Production Plan is a list of parts that you plan to sell, or otherwise need, in addition to other demand placed on MRP such as Sales Orders or Quotations. Production Plan quantities are, in effect, artificial Sales Orders.

Warning WARNING: You MUST NOT think of Production Plan items as the quantity of parts that will be manufactured in production. There is no direct relationship to Production Plan quantities and the manufacturing recommendations of MRP. MRP will view, if the option is chosen, Production Plan quantities as direct demand similar to Sales Orders and will use normal algorithms to assess the need to manufacture the part and in what quantity and on which date.

Tip TIP: Setting a Production Plan for a part is useful where you do not have a Sales Order lead time sufficiently long for proper scheduling of lower level items. You can use the plan to artificially load direct demand on MRP for the future, when it is unlikely that Sales Orders will cover a realistic level of factory output.

Tip TIP: There is a very useful system preference which can automatically adjust the production plan to take account of dispatches. For details see the System Preferences window Sales Orders tab pane.



Part number

Parts Master. Part number unique identifier. {PTMFILE.PTMPTNO char 18}

Part description

Parts Master. Part description. {PTMFILE.PTMDESC char 30}

Part details

For details of this tab pane see the Assembly Details subwindow.

Part plan items list

Lists all plan items for the selected part. Click on an item to select and edit below.

Total of all quantities

The total quantity for all plan entries, both active and inactive.

Active Total

The total quantity for active entries only.

Inactive Total

The total quantity for inactive entries only.

Date required

Production Plan. Planned completion date. {PRDFILE.PRDDATE date date1980}

Quantity required

Production Plan. Quantity due on date. {PRDFILE.PRDQTY number 3dp}


Production Plan. Comments. {PRDFILE.PRDCOMM char 30}

Active in current plan

Production Plan. Active flag. {PRDFILE.PRDACTV boolean}




To locate a new part for production plan review or maintenance.

Add Entry

To add a new plan item.

Delete Entry

To delete the selected production plan item.

List Entire Production Plan

To open a window with a list of all production plan items of all parts. This will open the Production Plan Full Listing window.


To revert any changes to the previously saved version.


To save the changes you have made to the data file.

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Compiled in Program Version 5.10. Help data last modified 8 May 2012 06:20:00.00. Class wPrdEntry last modified 23 Sep 2017 10:51:01.

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