David Tran Inventory Published: 12/1/20 Hits: 43

What is a scheduler?

The scheduler is the calculation engine that plans and prioritizes production and purchasing. It does it automatically, according to the rules defined on products. By default, the scheduler is set to run once a day.

Calculating Requirements / Scheduling

Scheduling only validates procurements that are confirmed but not yet started. These procurement reservations will start production, tasks or purchases themselves, depending on the configuration of the requested product.

As a human would do, the scheduler takes the priority of operations into account when starting reservations and procurements. Urgent requests will be started first.

Note

In case there are not enough products in stock to satisfy all the requests, you can be sure that the most urgent ones will be produced first.

Configure and run the scheduler

Run the scheduler manually

To start the scheduler manually, go to Inventory --> Operations --> Run SchedulersThe scheduler uses all the relevant parameters defined for products, suppliers and the company to prioritize the different production orders, deliveries and supplier purchases.

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Configure and run the scheduler (for advanced users)

To use this feature, you have to enable the Developer mode.

Then, go to Settings --> Technical --> Automation --> Scheduled Actions and modify the Run MRP Scheduler Configuration. There, you can set the starting time of the scheduler.

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