Lead Time in Item Master
Am trying to understand the use of Lead Time field in the Item Master Data --> Planning Tab. I feel the use of this field is to specify the Lead Time required in Making/Procuring that particular item. This lead time should be considered while taking the MRP run. However, the lead time specified in the Item Master does not have any implication in the MRP run.
If anyone knows the proper use of this field, please help me out.
from help on help.sap.com
Lead Time Enter the number of days from when the item is ordered to when the item is received or produced.
If the lead time is for three days, the MRP will issue the purchase or production order for the child items with a due date that is three days prior to the due date for the parent item
look at http://help.sap.com/saphelp_sbo2007a/helpdata/en/23/be7409575445beb8fe50689eb73e86/content.htm