The activities associated with ordering or scheduling deliveries of materials (parts, ingredients, semi-finished goods, product, goods, merchandize) and services from supplying parties. This may include Purchase Requisition approval and conversion to Purchase Orders, sending purchase orders or schedule requests to supplying parties, receiving schedule confirmation, negotiation of delivery dates, quantities/volumes, contract numbers, etc. and calculating net requirements where applicable.
Typically Create Schedule is a low touch process. Contracts need to be pre-established, suppliers and vendors setup in the ordering system of record and planning processes make recommendations (requisitions) when and where materials are required.
This process generally does not include identifying and qualifying new suppliers or contract negotiation; Source-to-Replenish processes typically support pre-defined supplier relationships only.
This process does include supplier selection if dual or multi-sourcing strategies are in place for a material. Supplier contracts and selection criteria/rules must be pre-established in that case.
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