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Explanation of STATUSES of Planned Orders in APO

Dears,


I am creating a basic user guide for Business Users. Towards this end i would like to create simple definitions of Planned Order Status (the ones seen under category text in interactive planning) and its journey to goods receipt from production. Particularly linking that to the key figures Production Planned and Production Confirmed in standard SNP data view. I am unable to explain to them why Planned Orders are also shown in Production Confirmed.

How do I explain these status and categories in as few simple words as possible?


Created
Fixed, not firmed, Unconfirmed
Fixed, Firmed, Unconfirmed
Fixed, Not firmed, Unconfirmed
Fixed, Firmed, Confirmed
Input Firmed
Output Firmed
PP Firmed
Deleted

Of course there is also the related animal process order too with its own statuses. like Created, Released, Confirmed, Closed, TECO. Then there are system and user status.

Thanks

Amit

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    Apr 15 at 11:44 AM

    Hello,

    Can I configure the SNP planning area Cat group assignment (AA, AB, AC, AD) to make ONLY process orders to be seen in Production Confirmed key figure and the animals EE, AI, AJ, AK, AL to be always seen in Production Planned? Will this compromise any functionality ?

    Yes you can do that with new category group and assign it to respective keyfigure.

    Please read SAP help document to know about ATP category for planned orders.

    AJ (for Planned Order) Input Firmed Is set after a manual change of the input

    Refer the below picture

    Best Regards,

    R.Brahmankar


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  • Apr 08 at 10:36 AM

    Hello,

    If SNP planned order move to PPDS planned order then it become Production Confirmed.

    There are no status in APO order have only category.

    EE SNP:PL-ORD SNP: Planned order comes under keyfigure 9APPROD Production (Planned)

    and keyfigure 9AFPROD have the category group assignment and from it use the category like

    AC AD AI AJ BU which defined the production confirmed key figure.

    So PP/DS planned orders and production order is production confirmed for SNP, and SNP planned order are production planned.

    Best Regards,

    R.BRahmankar


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  • Apr 11 at 08:23 AM

    Thanks Rupesh,

    100% of our planned orders are created in APO and sent to ECC. On their pilgrimage to ECC they come back as Production confirmed that can no longer be changed by the planner. It is happening across the horizon despite SNP and PPDS horizon being both 0. This is in addition to process orders AA and AB that I understand they are like gods. They can't be deleted,. changed or wished away


    Can I configure the SNP planning area Cat group assignment (AA, AB, AC, AD) to make ONLY process orders to be seen in Production Confirmed key figure and the animals EE, AI, AJ, AK, AL to be always seen in Production Planned? Will this compromise any functionality ?

    What is the difference between these planned orders ?

    Not firmed, Not Confirmed - AI

    Firmed, Not Confirmed - AJ

    Not Firmed Confirmed - AK

    Firmed Confirmed - AL

    When will I see a Planned order or type AK or AL or AJ ? I see AI now.. the most stripped down variety of planned order.. not firmed not confirmed so that is happiness for now

    Where does 'Fixed' fit in this Firmed and Confirmed Business?

    E.g. what can Fixed, Not Firmed, Confirmed possibly mean?

    What should the user make out of this. if he is expected to take some 'actions' like changing a planned order quantity or date?

    Thanks

    Amit

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  • Apr 24 at 09:55 AM

    Thanks Rupesh once again for a clear answer. I could not land that help page you cited above

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