Author: Paul Henriques in: Tutorials

How to Streamline your Supply and Demand Management Operations

December 1, 2016
OnRamp’s Purchasing Finite Schedule [S2409]

OnRamp’s Purchasing Finite Schedule [S2409] feature gives you the tools to manage lead times and part scheduling. The screen was originally designed for managing containers coming from overseas, as changes to inside lead times were constantly being made, and the traditional MRP model was not working.

“OnRamp’s purchasing finite scheduling really helps with import to consolidate freight. After we implemented with imports, we found that it worked for all suppliers both domestic and overseas.

The benefits we can get from purchasing finite scheduling are:

  • It is easy to combine orders and maximise container loads (LCL, FCL) to ensure we are getting the maximum amount of parts in the container and reduce freight costs per piece
  • For the shipment with skids count limit, count of skids can be easily managed with purchasing finite.
  • The Purchasing Finite Scheduling has helped the Mancor PA Purchasing Group a great deal with the ease and convenience of the built-in Excel Spreadsheet and its fast upload to OnRamp. 
  • On the purchasing finite scheduling spreadsheet, you can easily to see your safety stock level and it is very clear to know whether you will be short for your customer or not. Any negative stock level will be red highlighted, so there is no way you can miss it. 
  • It is convenient that you can see all the demand in front of you and place your orders against it, to make it work out just right will help reduce inventory, as well as having parts available when needed.
  • It is easy to identify the demand change if you keep previous weeks finite scheduling on hand.”

Ying Wang, Global Sourcing Manager
Mancor PA Inc.

In this tutorial, you will learn how to set up Purchase Finite Schedules, and how to utilize the associated Excel Spreadsheet.


  • Paul Henriques

    Paul Henriques is the current Manager for the Documentation and Training team at OnRamp Solutions Inc. Paul has over 15 years of experience in writing training material and documentation for various software companies. Having had to learn OnRamp ERP to better document it’s features and write training material; Paul is constantly stunned by the amount of thought that goes into each feature and the capabilities that are within the program, with features for all the various business units of a manufactory. Paul spends most of his free time keeping up to date on all the latest news and best practices for the manufacturing sector. Paul’s favorite manufacturing quote: “There is one rule for the industrialist and that is: Make the best quality of goods possible at the lowest cost possible, paying the highest wages possible.” – Henry Ford

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