Meaning of derived actions


Can someone explain the meaning of “derived actions” and how it is working?

Can you provide a little bit of context? Thank you.

It relates to the inter-relational nature of the system. Therefore if you have a sales order and plan for it then it will impact on a sales order and potentially to purchase components. The purchase components are derived from the sales order. This means if the sales order was postponed by 5 days you would get a message to postpone your production order by 5 days. If you tick derived actions you would get the same action on the suggested purchases, if not they would remain ordered for the old date.