Material Planning

Build Your Own Material Planning Tool in Excel

Here is the full recording from our recent webinar “How to Build your Own Material Planning Tool in Excel. It walks you through, step by step, the process of building our Ten Minute Material Planning Tool. But this is a full 60 minutes (plus Q&A) to describe the

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How To Plan for Long Lead-Time Materials

The biggest headache in material planning is long lead-time materials.

Here is a simple tool that gives visibility between a buyer and a factory separated by a lot of water.

Also see an easy trick to connect multiple Excel users on different continents with free data integration over the cloud.

Is MRP Your Business Constraint?

If you do not know your supply constraints, then it is likely your constraint is the MRP system.

How to use constraints-based planning and overcome the limitations of MRP logic.

Build a Material Planning Tool in 10 Minutes

I have demand, on-hand inventory and open purchase orders.  What orders can I cover with materials and which orders are going to be short? This is a simple question in material planning.  We frequently get asked by clients to build spreadsheet tools that can provide an answer.  You can download

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