Centralize Forecasting for Customer and Interplant Demands Using Planning Materials

Centralize Forecasting and Improve Delivery Lead Times by Planning Non-Variable Components of the Family of Products

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  1. Centralize Forecasting for Customer and Interplant Demands Using Planning Materials

    Reading time: 11 mins

    In a typical supply chain, organizations have field locations or distribution centers that stock inventory to cater to customer demands (sales orders) and the stocks are replenished by the manufacturing locations via stock transport orders. Without an SAP planning strategy, manufacturing locations would have trouble forecasting for sales orders and stock transport orders. Organizations can…

  2. How to Manage a Distribution Plan in a Supply Chain Model in SAP APO When Supply Exceeds Demand

    Learn the process flow and understand the various strategies you can use to carry out deployment of supply elements (receipts) in SAP Advanced Planning and Optimization (SAP APO) when the total supply is greater than the available demand. Key Concept Deployment basically determines which distribution requirements can be met by the supply (receipt elements). Deployment...…

  3. Enhanced Aggregated Planning and Disaggregation Improves RCCP Planning Accuracy

    The enhanced aggregated planning business function is for planning high-data volume scenarios in SAP Advanced Planning & Optimization (SAP APO). This function is useful in Retail, Apparel, and Footwear planning scenarios that have many product variants. You can use enhanced aggregated planning to plan at the product group level instead of product level for rough-cut...…

  4. Implement Minimum Production Lot Sizes within CTM Planning While Maximizing Capacity Usage and Demand Fulfillment

    The Capable-to-Match (CTM) engine in SAP Advanced Planning and Optimization executes planning per individual demand. When using minimum lot sizes, CTM applies the minimum lot size consideration individually to each demand within a time bucket. This can lead to underutilized capacity in the factory and unfulfilled customer demands. Learn about an approach you can use...…

  5. Resource Planning Application Guides Service Demands Through to Fulfillment

    See how companies are applying the resource planning application (RPA) in SAP CRM to meet the demands of their service delivery process. Learn about its key components, the information you need to maintain to assist in the Resource Scheduling Process, and the selection of resources in conjunction with Microsoft Outlook (groupware) integration. Key Concept At...…

  6. Cater to Arm’s Length Standards with Automated Intercompany Transfer Pricing Design

    Understand the pricing technique you can use in your SAP system to cater to IRS and EU arm’s length transfer pricing guidelines. Avoid double taxation on cross-country and jurisdiction transfers in an intercompany value chain. Follow configuration and master data checklists as well as two sample process flows that illustrate the technique. Key Concept Intercompany...…

  7. 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...…

  8. Exploit Demand Planning to Forecast Dependent Requirements in SAP APO

    Learn the process flow of an SAP Advanced Planning and Optimization (APO) forecast with bills of material (BOM). Follow a step-by-step procedure to release a forecast and interpret the results. Key Concept Demand Planning (DP) in SAP Advanced Planning and Optimization (SAP APO) helps to generate forecasts based on historical values. Forecasting is generally done...…

  9. 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...…

  10. Master Barcode Labeling from SAP S/4HANA, SAP ECC and SAP EWM

    Thank you for registering for this live Q&A on how SAP customers use Enterprise Labeling Solutions. Please find the transcript below. Matthew Shea: Hello and welcome to today’s SAPinsider live Q&A. We will be discussing how SAP customers that use SAP ERP Central Component (SAP ECC), SAP S/4HANA, and SAP Extended Warehouse Management (SAP EWM)...…