In this example we will analyze the MRP policy calculations with the defined aggregation period.
Having defined the order placement day, the policy considers the Aggregation period, days parameter to see if order aggregation is required. If the parameter's value is greater than zero the policy will aggregate all replenishment orders within the specified period of time.
Note: Policy parameters are described here.
In our example the aggregation period constitutes 7 days, which means that the policy will aggregate all replenishment orders that must be placed within the period of 7 days starting from today.
Note: Today is the day on which the report is made. The first replenishment order is also placed on this day.Orders aggregation
Note: Here we can already tell that the replenishment order will not be placed, since no order is planned on day #0.
Finally, the policy moves on to the next order placement day (which is beyond the just processed aggregation period) to proceed from step 4 of this scenario.
MRP policy example
MRP policy. How it works