Planned Order

A suggested order quantity and due date created by MRP processing, when it encounters net requirements. Planned orders are created by the computer; exist only within the computer, and may be changed or deleted by the computer during subsequent MRP processing if conditions change. Planned orders at one level will be exploded into gross requirements for components at the next lower level. Planned orders also serve as input to capacity requirements planning, along with scheduled receipts, to show the total capacity requirements in future time periods.