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APO SNP CTM-PP/DS - CBP- Characteristic Propagation

Hi Experts,

I am working on a VC environment and wanted to use the APO CBP functionality; Characteristics Based Forecasting -DP and SNP-CTM/PPDS for supply chain planning purpose,

The scenarios is--

I have a multilevel (~8-10 levels) Sellable KMAT product with very high number of characteristics and complex object dependency rules in Configure-to-Order// Build-to-Order manufacturing environment. I wanted to plan the critical and long lead time component and do a constraint (capacity & material) planning using APO Characteristic Based Planning. We are planning to use either one of following approach to simplify the complex product/BOM structure (PDS) for planning purposes.....

1. Nested Planning KMAT (multilevel- KMAT within KMAT)

2. Simplified-- Multilevel Sellable KMAT

3. Flatten Product/BOM structure ( Single level Planning KMAT all most of planning relevant characteristics)

We wanted  to explode the nested KMAT (PKAMT/SKAMT) PDS and generated component requirement at each level.

I have an understanding that the Multi-Level Variant Configuration and Characteristic Propagation in the PPM is supported/possible in both schema, VC & CDP.  We have VC schema in our scenario and planning to use either SNP CTM or APO PP/DS based on the available functionality support.

The questions I have are---

1. Does VC Schema support characteristic propagation in the PDS using CTM or PP/DS?

2. Does VC Schema support characteristic values in pegging ?

Kindly share the insight and any past experience in this area.

Thanks in advance!!


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    Nov 16, 2015 at 01:59 PM

    Hello Sylvester, 1. VC schema does support characteristics propagation in the PDS by CTM with PPDS type of PDS. 2. After CTM planning run pegging is also created between demand ans supply as per characteristics. CTM explodes PPDS PDS and read dependencies and select the required components and creates supplies and pegged them accordingly. In SPRO, please use settings : Variant Configuration with  release forecast with configuration. You should use CTM with time continues planning type, PPDS order category and consider characteristics check box ticked. I hope that will help you. Regards, Rajesh Tiwari

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