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Sep 16, 2014 at 09:23 PM

Uploading Production Requirements For Finished Goods From External System To Run MRP For Components in SAP.

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Hello Production Planning experts,

I'm looking to solve the current business problem:

The company bought a third party software (JD Edwards) to calculate production requirements instead of using SAP's standard Production Planning or a tool like SAP's APO. They run a batch job to query Sales Orders, Deliveries, available stock, stock in transit, etc. from sap and feed/upload it to the third party software so it can calculate the Finished Goods Production Requirements for them. They love the third party software, so replacing it is not an option. Since the third party software is already taking into account Sales Orders, Deliveries, available stock, stock in transit, etc. from SAP, it just outputs a "Finished Goods Production Schedule" by week.

My questions are:

1) What's the best way to upload something like that in SAP in the form of Planned Orders or something of that nature?

After i get that schedule in SAP:

2) Is there any way to calculate components' requirements for that "Finished Goods Production Schedule" alone? The company would like to IGNORE existing stock AND expected-goods-issues in the future (sales orders, deliveries, etc) for Finished Goods ONLY. The components calculations would work the standard MRP way, taking into account existing stock and AND expected-goods-issues in the future (sales orders, deliveries, etc)

I started looking into Master Production Schedule (MPS), but I don't know if that's the right approach since I'm not very familiar with it.

Thanks in Advance! I will gladly reward points for helpful/correct answers.