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Managing Your Supply Chain Using Microsoft Axapta: A Book Excerpt Part Three: Common Scenarios
The nature of a sales and operations planning (S&OP) game plan depends on several factors, such as the need to anticipate demand, the item's primary source of

generates demand forecast  item. The system automatically generates linked production orders for make-to-order manufactured components (the component type is production) and linked purchase orders for buy-to-order purchased components (the component type is vendor). Many make-to-order production strategies do not require direct linkage between production orders and sales orders, either for the end-item or for its components built to actual demand. Planning calculations account for indirect linkage in terms of the demand date and

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