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,  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.