Required quantity

What is the required quantity?

The required quantity indicates the quantities of raw materials, components, operating, auxiliary and working materials required at a certain point in time to achieve a defined goal. Determining this demand quantity is a business task for which there is a whole range of deterministic, stochastic, heuristic and rule-based methods.
The procedure for determining requirements depends primarily on the type of part to be procured and the information available.

The following application data can be used, for example:

  • Customer orders
  • Production program
  • Parts lists
  • Work plans
  • Material consumption statistics


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