The purchasing request allows to communicate the purchasing office the need of having a given part in a given quantity and in a given date. Purchasing requests can be of two types :
- automatic, when made by the confirmation of a proposal emitted by one of the material planning procedures (MRP – pun to reorder – stock control)
- manual, Â when put directly by the user to satisfy an unplanned need. Related to different typologies of supplies;
- full purchase
- contract work
- contract work during intermediate stage of the cycle
- other typologies of purchasing ( performances, services etc.)
It is possible to manage purchasing budget according to cost centres, orders etc. and obtain its automatic erosion to Purchasing requests and/or order emission.