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  • Purchase Direct Materials
    Buyers or planners who are responsible for ensuring available material to support production can use Purchase Direct Materials to quickly identify the components they manage and determine if there are shortages that impact production.
    The system calculates availability and lets you view production order component status in terms of shortage severity. That is, you can easily determine which production order components have a shortage and the level of severity for the shortage. Because you can view time-phased supply and demand, you can know your supply and demand based on any given item, date, or production order. You can:
    Select from a wide range of item attributes to include.
    Identify which items have component material shortages related to them.
    Identify the production order related to the shortage.
    Locate and determine the cause of material shortages.
    Use the Next Scheduled Receipt column to view dates of the next scheduled receipt of the item.
    Use functions in the collection to review or create purchases for an item.
    Knowing this information helps buyers or planners know when to generate purchase orders for direct material requirements.