In Progress Material Purchasing Planning (contract manufacturer)
We operate using a contract manufacturer so the majority of the heavy lifting concerning production is taken care of for us. We just need to make sure that we give a few weeks notice to get the production complete.
We are however responsible for ensuring raw materials and components are in stock at our contract manufacturer.
A report in DEAR that would allow us to add multiple assemblies (at the same time) and then calculate what material we need to purchase based on what we already have in stock would be useful. This way we could run several different scenarios based on our forecasts.