I’m trying a production planning tool and it looks like it’s set up for operations where manufacturing is done in-house. I’ve checked this guide: Subcontracting
So as I understand, production planning tool can’t generate purchase orders, only work orders, and if I understand correctly, this practically makes it unusable for manufacturing process made only out of contract manufacturing operations, e.g where a company would:
purchase & supply raw chemicals to supplier A, supplier A does synthesis operation, ships synthesised product to supplier B, who packages the product and ships into a warehouse.
now we would have to create all these purchase orders manually.
any ideas, solutions?
also, I don’t know if other ERP systems have such thing, but I think a visual map of the production plan processes would be very cool, visually could look something like in those email automation softwares:
this could allow to view the state of each production, where it is at and etc.