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Safety time/act.cov. - Two Digit Field

Feb 01, 2017 at 06:21 PM

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Hi SAP Gurus,

Looking for some help regarding the Safety time/act.cov. field under the MRP 2 tab on the Material Master.

This field has worked well for me in calculating dynamic safety stock based off of future demand. However, the field only allows for two digits. Therefore, the most I can set the safety time/act.cov. to is 99 days. I have a part with a very long lead time, and I'd like to set my safety stock level to 6 months. This means that I'm trying to enter 120 days (based on 20 working days in a month) in that field.

My research has led me to believe that I may be out of luck in trying to set safety stock greater than 99 days. I've tried using the coverage profile too, but I came across the same issue. Hoping someone can advise me on how to overcome this issue in SAP.

Thanks,

-M

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Jürgen L
Feb 01, 2017 at 08:10 PM
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9 years ago a user posted that he had asked SAP, got the answer that they are aware but don't want to change it soon:

https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/979559

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Max H Feb 01, 2017 at 09:46 PM
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Thanks, Jurgen. I came across that post too.

It's evident that the Safety time/act.cov. isn't my answer for maintaining greater than 99 working days of safety stock. However, there's got to be a solution in SAP. I find it hard to believe I'm the only user that's facing this issue.

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Aaron Y. Feb 03, 2017 at 05:17 PM
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You could also increase the GR Processing Time to bring materials in sooner.

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