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  1. How Using Capacity Versions in R/3 Can Help Ease Manufacturing Capacity Constraints

    You have several options for handling capacity overload, a common logistics problem, in R/3. Capacity versions are an effective way to quickly determine the amount and duration of overtime needed to resolve capacity overload. The author demonstrates how to create capacity versions in the work center and use them in the capacity evaluation. Manufacturing operations...…

  2. Customize SNP Interactive Planning to Better Display Critical Conditions

    You can modify the standard Supply Network Planning (SNP) interactive planning page to better support end users. Here’s how to improve the way that data is displayed so that users can quickly identify critical conditions. Key Concept The interactive planning table in SNP is the primary interface planners use to monitor their supply chains. It...…

  3. How to Optimize SAP APO Capable to Match for Process Industries

    Learn how to meet key design challenges in the process industry for supply planning and how to overcome these challenges when the preferred engine for implementation is SAP Advanced Planning and Optimization (SAP APO) Capable to Match (CTM). Key Concept Generating a supply plan considering material and production capacity constraints is crucial to effective supply...…

  4. Size Does Matter – Strategies for Successful SAP R/3 Capacity Planning

    Capacity planning is not a trivial task. Choose your hardware vendor and equipment carefully, and upgrades will pose few problems. Choose the wrong vendor-model combination, and you will be forced to make extensive changes to your hardware and operating system that will entail extensive planning and testing, and could ultimately require all new equipment. So...…

  5. What to Consider When Integrating PP-PI in APO SNP and PP/DS

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    Watch out for surprises when you integrate Production Planning for Process Industries with Advanced Planning and Optimization. Learn how to best set up recipes and capacity consumption in this environment to avoid errors. Key Concept Production Planning for Process Industries (PP- PI) is a planning tool in R/3 and SAP ERP Central Component used in...…

  6. How to Configure and Test Flexible Planning to Improve Performance and Increase Profits

    A good conceptual understanding of the Flexible Planning component of SAP Sales and Operations Planning (SAP SOP) helps reduce the number of cyclic iterations in Information Structure configurations and test its impact on the planning type before choosing the final design. Learn the necessary steps to configure Flexible Planning in your SAP system, including configuring...…

  7. Closing the Gap Between Shop Floor and SAP ERP with the Shop Floor Dispatching and Monitoring Tool

    Understand the new features introduced by the new Shop Floor Dispatching and Monitoring Tool and how this tool can improve the short-term capacity leveling and order monitoring in SAP ERP. Key Concept The Shop Floor Dispatching and Monitoring (SFDM) Tool improves the overall user experience of short-term capacity planning for production orders. It also provides...…

  8. Best Practices for Implementing Sales and Operations Planning

    The sales and operations planning (S&OP) process can bring about substantial improvements in the way a company manages its supply chain. Learn the building blocks of the S&OP process, what it needs in terms of technology, and how this is supported in different SAP solutions. Key Concept Sales and operations planning (S&OP) is the process...…

  9. Improve Runs for Products with Recurring Time Constraints Using SAP APO SNP

    You can configure the SAP Advanced Planning & Optimization (SAP APO) Supply Network Planning (SNP) module to create a real-time shop floor plan based on production frequency. This approach is useful if a company has dedicated manufacturing lines and manufacturing weeks in a month for different product groups, and wants to generate the production plan...…

  10. How to Execute Heuristics in Supply Network Planning

    Learn the process flow of an SAP Advanced Planning and Optimization (APO) supply network planning (SNP) heuristics run. Follow a step-by-step procedure to configure and run three types of heuristics and interpret the results. Key Concept An heuristics run can be broadly classified into three categories: location, network, and multi-level heuristics. The main characteristics of...…