How MOQ Numbers Are Used When Generating Parts Orders

You’ve probably heard that Parts-in-Place takes into account the Multiple Order Quantity (MOQ) settings for parts when calculating the quantities to purchase. There are some nuances in how this calculation works, so let me explain it a bit more.

First of all, the MOQ values are treated in Parts-in-Place as the Multiple Order Quantities, not simply Minimal. This means that the system will try to round the order quantities up to the nearest multiple of MOQ. More specifically, here is how it works:

The MOQ values are set in the Parts Library, in the Multiple field.

MOQ values are set on the Parts Library screen

The Parts Order document has three quantity-related columns:

  • Min Required
  • Multiple
  • To Order

Parts Orders Have Three Quantity Fields

When you instruct Parts-in-Place to generate a Parts Order for your upcoming builds, the system will fill in those quantity columns as follows:

  1. The Min Required quantities will be calculated to satisfy the needs of your planned builds, taking into account your current inventory on hand.
  2. The Multiple values are just copied “as is” from the Parts Library.
  3. The To Order is set based on the following rule:
    • If the Multiple is a numeric value, the To Order is rounded up based on the Multiple and the Mininimum Required.
    • If the program is unable to interpret the Multiple value as numeric, the Qty To Order is set to match the Minimum Required, and in addition the text “Verify Multiple” is added to the Notes field on the Parts Order, which causes this particular table row to be highlighted in yellow.

If the MOQ setting is not numeric, the system will highlight that item

Generally, whenever the program finds the word “verify” in the Notes field, it will highlight that row, so you can use this feature to highlight any item for your convenience.

So, the important things to remember about the MOQ setting are these:

  • The value is set on the Parts Library screen, individually for each part.
  • You may leave the MOQ field blank, in which case it will not be used for that particular part.
  • If you specify a numeric MOQ value, it will be used when generating lists of parts to order: the calculated minimum required quantities will be rounded up to the nearest MOQ multiple.
  • If the system finds the MOQ setting for a component to be non-numeric, it will be ignored in the calculation, and the text “Verify Multiple” will be added to the Notes field, and that item on the Parts Order will be highlighted.


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