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In Smart Materials, a requisition refers to an engineering material (or services) requisition. It contains the required material quantity plus contingency, specification, and requirement definitions from the engineering department. The requisition is released to the Procurement (MSCM) module of Smart Materials for further action; for example, to create an inquiry, make an addition to a blanket order, and so forth.

The power behind this module centers on a process called the ‘MTO Job’. This process reviews all the material in the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) and transmits it into the requisition structure. The requisition structure is how the procurement department prefers to view the material groups.

The graphic below illustrates the Bill of Materials (BOM) in the WBS.

The BOM contains all material organized according to the WBS. This is a structure the Engineering department is familiar with and is suited for the collection of bills of materials from design sources.

The next step is to run an MTO job with various runtime parameters in compliance with the requirements.

This process/job can be run every time a new MTO is loaded or at specific milestones in a project. The result of this process is the generation of requisitions.

The requisitions contain all material quantity information. Any other information that is required to be passed from Engineering to Procurement (MSCM), such as specifications, VDRs, and delivery destinations, is added after the requisition has been generated. Smart Materials provides requisition tools to manipulate the requisitions that have been created.

The main aspects to consider for this process are as follows:

  • Basic Administration

  • Requisition Structure

  • MTO Types

  • Running an MTO Job

  • Requisition Tools (reversing an MTO Job)