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  1. Meeting Demand with a Constrained Supply Using Product Allocation in SAP APO Global ATP

    Learn the process flow of how product allocation can be used in SAP Advanced Planning and Optimization (SAP APO) Global available-to-promise (Global ATP) to meet customer requirements by managing the supply of scarce products. The system can perform availability checks in conjunction with product allocation checks. Key Concept Availability checks, also known as available-to-promise (ATP),…...…

  2. Create Consignment Fill-Up Sales Orders Using SAP APO SNP

    Follow these prerequisite, configuration, and implementation steps to model the automatic creation of consignment fill-up sales orders in SAP ERP Central Component (ECC) using Supply Network Planning (SNP) deployment functionality in SAP Advanced Planning and Optimization (SAP APO). This process enables the automatic planning and creation of sales orders from SAP APO. It minimizes the…...…

  3. Make Your Product Allocation Model More Versatile with Product Allocation Sequence

    In an environment where product allocations are used to constrain the confirmation of sales orders, the use of a single product allocation procedure can make the check against product allocations inflexible and restrictive. The product allocation sequence functionality can help surmount such challenges. Key Concept The product allocation sequence limits the confirmation of sales orders…...…

  4. Better Manage Shortages by Integrating Allocation Planning with Supply Planning

    If you do not link product allocation to supply data properly, the two can fall out of sync quickly. This requires more manual intervention by planners and leads to problems such as shipping to the wrong customers and artificial shortages. Learn how to avoid this pitfall. Key Concept When they have to make decisions about…...…

  5. Enhance R/3’s Product Allocation Tool by Integrating It with APO’s DP and GATP Modules

    SAP R/3 and Advanced Planner and Optimizer (APO) provide several different ways to manage planning hierarchies for product allocation purposes, each with benefits and drawbacks. The author shows how to optimize product allocation in R/3 and presents examples of how R/3 integrates with APO’s Demand Planning (DP) and Global Available to Promise (GATP). Both SAP…...…

  6. Accurate Order Promising through Global ATP in a Consolidation Environment

    Learn how to implement rules-based available-to-promise (ATP) in a consolidation scenario including the use of multi-level ATP. Key Concept Fixed pegging is the process of establishing the relationship of a receipt document to the requirement document it fulfills. This linkage is not broken when receipts or requirements are rescheduled in time or through a planning…...…

  7. How to Accelerate Your Inventory Sorting Using Batch Search Strategy

    Discover how to set up and use a batch search strategy to accelerate inventory sorting with business scenarios. Learn certain precautions to take while implementing the use of batch search strategy functionality. Key Concept The SAP system has provided a system strategy to efficiently sort materials or product batches in inventory using batch search strategy…...…

  8. Optimize Inventory Using Product Interchangeability in SAP APO SNP

    Learn how to carry out product interchangeability in SAP Advanced Planning and Optimization (SAP APO) Supply Network Planning (SNP) when one product needs to be replaced with another from a particular date or when you need to plan a set of interchangeable products with the same technical properties. Key Concept There are two major interchangeability…...…

  9. Use Global ATP to Trigger Time-Based Location Substitution in a Consolidation Environment

    Learn how to implement time-based location substitution using rules-based Available-to-Promise (ATP) in a consolidation scenario. An example from the chemical industry demonstrates how to set this up. Key Concept Inclusive rule strategies are used to determine the domain of products and the location substitutions that are possible based on the rules defined within the inclusive…...…

  10. Combine Product Interchangeability with Iterative Rules-Based Availability to Deliver the Right Quantity to Customers

    Learn how to use the rules-based availability check method along with product interchangeability in SAP Advanced Planning and Optimization (SAP APO) Global Available-To-Promise (Global ATP). It allows you to substitute one product with another by following a list of rules for substitution at different product location combinations. Key Concept In product interchangeability, one product is…...…