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What are the settings for Collective Product Allocation?


Dear All,

In my project there is a specific requirement,

'In the given financial year any customer can't purchase more than prescribed volume [in ML] of particular group of products. This is a legal requirement.'

Moreover the products belonging to this particular group are having different volume [packing size].

I am trying to map this requirement through Collective Product Allocation. I have performed the following steps-

1. Created the Prodcut Allocation Object.

2. Created the Product Allocation Group with following characteristics -

a. Prod.allocation obj. - KONOB

b. Customer - KUNNR

c. Materail Group - MATKL

3. Created Product Allocation Procedure with the 'Step Sequence' having Wild Charactersitic as '#' for the Product Allocation Group created in

the point no. 2. I have maintained the Product Allocation object in the 'Control'.

4. I have created MPOS with the following characteristics -

a. 9AKONOB Prod. - Alloc. Object

b. 9ASOPRDGRP - Product Group

c. CUST - Customer

5. Maintain the CVC in MC62 for - Alloca. Obj. + Product Group + Customer

6. Created the new storage bucket profile [Monthly]

7. Created the Planning area using new storage bucket profile and MPOS. I had maintained the key figures as

9AOCUSTDMD - Open Customer Demand

9AVINVQLTY - 9AVINVQLTY

8. Created a new planning book having the planning area created in the point no. 7 with the key figures and characteristics which were used in the

point no.7 and 4, respectively.

9. Maintained the connection to the planning area, created in point no. 7 with the Product allocation group, created in the point no. 2.

10. In the interactive demand planning I had maintained the planning data for the combination of Customer and Product group.

11. Performed the step of 'Transfer Characteristics combination from Planning Area'

12. Performed the step of 'Copy Data from Planning Area'

13. Maintain the Product Allocation Procedure in the Master Master in the ATP view for Cross Location for 2 materials.

14. Both the materials are having same Base UoM [EA], Check Mode and Checking group. Maintained Alternate UoM as ML.

15. Checked the Product Allocation Settings. No inconsistencies were found.

16. Checked the product Allocation situation for the Product Allocation Object, Customer and Product group. It is same as maintained in SDP94.

17. Ran the transaction /SAPAPO/ATPQ_COLLECT for collective product allocation.

Now when I am creating the sales order for the first material then it performs the allocation based availability check. But the check box 'Collective Product Allocation' is not checked.

So when I am entering the second line item then no Allocation based availability check is performed.

Can anybody help me to perform the Collective product allocation?

Thanks & Rgeards

Piyush Ranpura

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  • Posted on Jan 01, 2014 at 04:25 PM

    Hello Piyush

    For Collective Product Allocation to work as expected a key is how you define your CVCs.

    Based on the details which you have mentioned, Is your CVCs look like below? Please check

    ALLOC-OBJECT-NAME, PROD-GRP1, CUST1

    ALLOC-OBJECT-NAME, PROD-GRP1, CUST2

    ALLOC-OBJECT-NAME, PROD-GRP1, ######

    Let us say you have total availability for Product-Grp#1 = 1000 Qty [ EA ], and you have distributed allocations in following manner -
    Cust#1 - Alloc Qty has 300

    Cust#2 - Alloc Qty has 200

    WildCard(####) - Alloc Qty will be 500. (All these allocation qty needs to be entered into the pbook and then transfer into PAG).

    The remaining allocation qty(entered for wildcard # customer) of 500 can be availed by any customer (including Cust#1 and Cust#2)

    This is the purpose of Collective Product Allocation.

    I suggest you to use Tcode: /SAPAPO/AC42 and there you have a button "Collective Product Allocation. Please see what allocation quantity you see at collective level. Also please check this table /SAPAPO/QTTAB and verify Prod Alloc Qty and Incoming Ord Qty details for your CVCs.

    SAP Help Link :

    Characteristics Combinations for Collective Product Allocations - Product Allocation - SAP Library

    Hope this will help.

    Thank you

    Satish Waghmare

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    • Former Member Babu Kilari

      Dear Babu,

      The issue has been resolved.

      I had raised an OSS for the same.

      SAP has reverted with an SAP note to be applied.

      1845196 - Confirmation too high or low, assignmts in unexpct. periods.

      It has been applied in the SCM system.

      Contributions from the SCM community is really appreciated.

      Thanks & Regards

      Piyush Ranpura

  • Posted on Jan 02, 2014 at 07:09 AM

    Hi Piyush,

    we describe the configuration of product allocation in the SAP Global ATP Check rapid-deployment solution.

    http://scn.sap.com/rds-GATP

    Have a look at the confguration guide

    S63: Product Allocation for Global ATP

    For detailed information on the installation order of our building blocks, refer to the Prerequisites Matrix.

    BR Frank

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  • Posted on Jan 02, 2014 at 10:16 AM

    Hi Piyush,

    The steps you mentioned are sufficient for collective product allocation to work, however you might want to check the sequence of steps.

    Try using following sequence and check;

    1. Performed the step of 'Transfer Characteristics combination from Planning Area'

    2. Ran the transaction /SAPAPO/ATPQ_COLLECT for collective product allocation.

    3. Check characteristics combination in product allocation group using transaction /SAPAPO/ATPQ_CHKCHAR - Characteristic Combinations (all characteristics combinations should be active including CVCs for collective product allocation)

    4. In the interactive demand planning I had maintained the planning data for the combination of Customer and Product group. Make sure you maintain data for CVCs with wild card.

    12. Performed the step of 'Copy Data from Planning Area' now as you will be having all the CVCs available in your planning area.

    13. Maintain the Product Allocation Procedure in the Master Master in the ATP view for Cross Location for 2 materials.

    14. Both the materials are having same Base UoM [EA], Check Mode and Checking group. Maintained Alternate UoM as ML.

    15. Checked the Product Allocation Settings. No inconsistencies were found.

    16. Checked the product Allocation situation for the Product Allocation Object, Customer and Product group. It is same as maintained in SDP94.

    Please let me know if this helps, also if you still face some issue.

    Rgds

    Sourabh

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  • Posted on Jan 02, 2014 at 02:56 PM

    Hello Piyush,

    When we integrate the collective product allocations to DP, you need to have the CVC created for the wildcard character ( # ) as well. Unlike the traditional DP application, the downside of collective allocations is that you would not be able to do the aggregation here.

    So, the aggregate ideally should be loaded at # # # level ( usually called as Catch all CVC ).

    On top of this, usually if you have to force the allocation quantity to be set at intermediate level say customer 1, in this case you should load the Product allocation quantity in the planning book and use "fixing" of CVC keyfigure data.


    Once setting up all these, you need to bring down the data to Product Allocation Group and make sure that the allocation figures are getting displayed correctly in //AC42 transaction code.

    Last but not the least, I hope that you have added the wild card character in RSKC transaction code in APO.

    Hope this information helps and please get back to us with a screenshot for any other questions. That helps us to see what is going wrong 😎

    Thanks & Best Regards,

    Babu Kilari

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