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How to create Alternative resources with constraints?

Dear Gurus,

i have an scenario where i have more than one resource giving same product as output having different capacities.

This resources capacity are utilised by more than one product and each reource has it own priority to a particular product.


i have 4 products viz, A,B,C,D

and resources viz, RA, RB,RC,RD. the capacity is in nos of items per day.

lets say Resource capacities are

RA=150 nos ( can produce A,B,D)-priority to A than to B than D

RB=200 nos ( can produce A,D)-priority to D than A

RC=100 nos (can produce C, D)- priority is given to C, remaining cpacity can be used by product D)

RD=200 nos (can produce B,C,D)-pririty to B than D than C

how can i crate this scenario in APO..



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  • Mar 27, 2007 at 12:20 PM

    Hi Kiran,

    First of all you need to classify the resources RA, RB, RC and RD suitably so that when you CIF production versions (for the products) from ERP to APO, in the PPM appropriate alternate resources are created under modes.

    Then in each PPM you need to assign the priority for the resource (other way round from what you mentioned as your business requirement).

    So in the PPM for Product A the primary resource/mode would be RA but then alternate modes RB (suitable lower priority).

    Likewise in PPM for product B the primary resource would be RB and RD is alternate mode with lower priority.

    For Product C PPM - primary resource is RC with alternate resource RD having lower priority.

    For Product D it becomes complex - primary resource is RD but then probaly RC >> RB >> RA would be the order for alternate mode priority.

    Hope this helps.


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    • You can. But if the resource classification changes in R/3 you need to remember to make suitable changes in all relevant PPMs in APO. Also check what happens when some activity relevant changes (like durations) are done in R/3. The changes need to be transferred using transaction CFP3. Check that the change transfer comes over to APO in the PPM without causing any issues especially on the alternate modes.

      Meanwhile I shall try to find out further on the classification related transfer issue.