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Suitable MRP type for planning

Hello SAP users,

I'm new to SAP and are tryinbg to determine which MRP type is most suitable - PD (MRP) or reorder point planning with ex. req - Maybe some of you have valuable input. The material is raw material, dependent requirement. For many materials, the delivery lead times are much longer than the production plan. Forecasts and plan are unreliable, end products come in many variants which makes it harder to make good forecasts, specially for low demand products.

So, I was wondering which planning method is more suitable, PD or reorder point? I've read somewhere that it is possible to configure SAP so that reorder point with external req. (that is, incl. sales and planned orders in net requirements calculation) is possible.

Anybody that has an intresting opinion?


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