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IBP Inventory module

Please share your opinion on IBP Inventory module.

I have come across this below note in help document.

Note : Inventory optimization algorithm only support Period between reviews (PBR) inputs greater than or equal to 1.

  1. What is PBR ?

    2. How difference is SAP IBP inventory module from SAP EIO/EIS ?

Do we have more factors considered in IBP Inventory module ?

   3. Where do we have detailed documentation on these 3 algorithms ?

   4. How Safety stock planning calculation happens ?  Do we still have all methods used in APO ?

Thanks

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    Dec 02, 2015 at 11:52 AM

    Hey,

    To answer your question i have mentioned some detail below. Hope this will be useful.

    1. What is PBR ? - A:- It is Period Between review. It is a period until the next review/order.

         2. How difference is SAP IBP inventory module from SAP EIO/EIS ?

            Do we have more factors considered in IBP Inventory module ?

          A:- I think  SAP EIO/EIS  modules or previously smartops is now included in IBP(integrated business planning) and  and with other feature of IBP like S&OP on HANA now EIS/EIO will also be using power of HANA as IBP is also using web UI.

        3. Where do we have detailed documentation on these 3 algorithms ? - A:-The Most helpful documentation i found on these topic are the posts of David Zatz if you search on SNC you will get.


    4. How Safety stock planning calculation happens ?  Do we still have all methods used in APO ? A:- Safety stock planning calculation will still be happening in background of the tool with formula mentioned below.


    But the tools like EIS/EIO or IBP will use MIPO i.e. Multi echelon approach where it will look on each and every node of supply chain together with considering time variability and other factors.

      

    Hope this helps in clarifying the points.

    Regards,

    Ashutosh

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