Long lead item parts

We are on 9.3.4 on premise. We design in parts that could have a long lead time to procure. We have the typical barrier, Engineering is working Agile and Procurement is working EBS. 

How do companies “release” to the ERP system parts that have a long lead time? We release them as preliminary parts and they are mapped to Forecast in EBS. They are not order able yet.

I know the advantages of PDH but that is a distant future.

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What we did was release a phantom assembly with only the long lead time items on the BOM and set the demand on the phantom assembly. A few weeks before the build date we would swap the phantom for the fully designed assembly and complete BOM. This way, all of the material was available based on MRP runs.

Agile Angel Answered on May 7, 2019.
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