MPS Planning Fence

The number of days into the future that the system can automatically create and maintain schedules using the requirements and receipts for an item. Defining a planning fence causes the system to plan and control MPS (Master Production Schedule) orders on the horizon beyond a specified date (the planning time fence) using standard MRP (Materials Requirements Planning) or APS (Advanced Planning and Scheduling) logic. The MPS orders subsequently pass requirements to lower level items.

There is an overlap between Family Codes and the MPS planning fence. When processing an item that is an MPS item, the system first determines which MPS planning fence setting to use. This decision is based on the following hierarchy:

  • Check Item record
  • Check Family Code
  • Check Planning Parameters