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Forecast horizon in deployment

Dear All,

We have requirement deployment run should not consider the forecast horizon maintained in APO material master whereas SAP Std behaviour will consider it.  (it will not be considered only in deployment optimizer as per std).  We are planning for a custom development to meet this requirement.  Need your inputs on way to forward for various strategies on custom development to achieve this scenario.

Appreciate your support, thanks in advance

Regards

R. Senthil Mareeswaran.

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    Feb 20, 2015 at 07:49 PM

    Hi Senthil,

    I guess I didnt get the issue here. I mean you maintain forecast horizon to plan only based on confirmed customer orders or any dependent demand in the short term. So, you dont consider forecast as a part of your total demand by maintaining a forecast horizon.

    Eventually SNP heuristic/Optimizer will not plan any supply (distribution receipt) for the forecast demand inside this horizon. So, deployment will not create any supply confirmation for this forecast as well.

    Now if you dont want this to happen, then simply remove the forecast horizon from the loc-product master! Am I missing something?

    Anyway some thought here-

    you can define a new custom macro to calculate the total demand as per your requirement. Or you can use a custom macro to calculate your total ATD receipt or ATD issue quantity as per your client's needs (considering/not considering the forecast horizon).

    Finally take your deployment run.

    Thanks,

    Satyajit

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    Feb 20, 2015 at 08:38 PM

    Hi Senthil,

    In my opinion the simply way to do this is to copy the heuristic deployment and then find in the program the option to don't take in consideration the forecast horizon!

    Thanks, Marius

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    • Former Member

      I am confused.

      Deployment only considers existing stock transfer req's.

      Are you using real time deployment?

      That is a different question.

      Ken