Coverage with stock reservation is another matter

The experts of ERP systems will probably say or think: but if you record in such detail in an order where the coverage must come from, and record in detail in the stock or Purchase Order what it is intended for, then is that not the function ‘allocate’ or ‘reserve’ that most ERP systems are already capable of in some form?

Whilst this may seem to be the case, there is a big difference: allocation or reservation often takes place on a limited scale for one or perhaps a few orders; if material has to be put aside for this, for example. However, the MRP mechanism that I propose deals with ALL open orders, of every kind, and analyzes and maps the complete material situation, and position, of the entire production organization. This creates insights into the course of the goods flow processes, and the goods position, of the entire industrial enterprise, which is a fundamental difference.