Curently our company “Ignores Constrained Materials” when running MRP and Global Scheduling, I have been pushing to stop ignoring constrained materials and am doing testing in Pilot, all of our parts are are not checked as “constrained material” inside Part Maintenance, so I picked a few materials to start with marked them as constrained and ran MRP/Global but I’m seeing most of our parts either ticked or not ticked as constrained material behaving as if they are constrained. When I check Epicor help it says the 3 below method are used to define constrained materials.
- The Constrained Materials check box is selected on the part record
- The Make Direct check box is selected within the manufactured material record defined on the part method
- A PO Date is defined on the PO for a purchased material
Do all 3 above need to be true for it to be a constrained material or only 1? for example I dont have constrained material checked on the part record but I have a PO date on the PO for the P material?