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Supply Optimizer and handling resource

Hi all,

I am using a copy of SAP4 to test the Supply Optimizer in IBP for S&OP and have an issue regarding Handling Resource.

I have a finite handling resource which is properly taken into account when I run the "Constrained Demand and Supply" but which is simply ignored when I run the optimizer (it works fine with production resource).

So, my questions are :

- I have read that supply optimizer is supposed to take handling resource into consideration, is it correct?

- Has someone already used handling resources with supply optimizer?

- If it is the case, have you faced any challenge to implement it?

Thanks a lot,


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    Posted on May 05, 2015 at 07:07 PM

    Hello Pierre,

    the optimizer currently doesn't support handling resources. Where have you read that they are supported?

    So far we had no request to support handling resources in the optimizer. Can you please elaborate on your use-case? Maybe we can find a workaround by using artificial P-rules.

    Kind regards,


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    • Hi Carsten,

      Thanks a lot for your answer.

      There is no specific customer use-case, I was just testing different scenarios with the optimizer and trying to understand what was possible or not.

      I don't remember where I read this but I was pretty sure that this functionality was covered. Sorry for the mistake!



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