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Understanding directly derived planned orders in Microsoft Dynamics AX and D365 Supply Chain Management

by Evert Bos
Solution Architect, Sikich

Most users of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2 and R3 and Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (now D365 Supply Chain Management) will know that “directly derived” planned orders cannot be firmed. They are generated by MRP in two situations, as explained below.

Line type – phantom. If MRP sees a phantom in a BOM, it only uses the quantity of the phantom to continue to explosion.


Here is the planned order that is directly derived.

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About Evert Bos

I am Evert J Bos, ERP consultant since 1986. I started in Europe with IMS7 (A Honeywell Bull Mainframe ERP system) and the BaaN ERP system. Since 1995 I have worked in the USA and since 2004 I have been working with Dynamics AX.  I work for Sikich and focus mostly on manufacturing companies that make complex, engineered products.

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