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S&OP Optimizer in S&OP Module

Hello Experts,

I am implementing IBP for my client. The client has purchased only S&OP module(1705 version) of SAP IBP. My query is that , can i run optimizer if i have just S&OP module or do i need the IBP response and supply module to do that? I have seen in config document that the SAP2 planning area supports S&OP Optimizer, so does that mean only S&OP module can cater to optimizer requirements?

If yes, how can i model the constraints? What constraints can be taken into consideration? Can you please help so that i can get a full understanding so as to how to setup the system from the scratch and understand the output of Optimizer?

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    Aug 02, 2017 at 09:15 AM

    Hell Argha,

    yes, as far as I know you need the IBP Response & Supply module to use the optimizer.

    Informations on the optimizer constraints and more can be found in SAP note 2238074 - Additional information about the supply planning function for IBP for Sales and Operations.

    For your convenience I copied the constraint list below.

    Kind regards,
    Carsten

    Hard constraints

    • Production resource capacities and production resource capacity expansion
    • Stock balance
    • Minimum and maximum lot-sizes (unless overwritten by adjusted values)
    • Maximum values for transport, customer transport, production and external receipts (unless overwritten by adjusted values)
    • Aggregated constraints
    • No storage of products at customers and supplier locations

    Soft constraints

    • Inventory target (safety stock)
    • Maximum inventory
    • Consensus and independent demand
    • Minimum production resource consumption
    • Maximum coverage, periods of supply and production cycle lot sizes

    Pseudo-hard constraints

    • Minimum values for transport, customer transport, production and external receipts (unless overwritten by adjusted values)
    • Adjusted values for transport, customer transport, production and external receipts
    • Storage resource capacities and storage resource capacity expansion • Inventory correction
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    • Hi Argha,

      I don't think that there is a check of the licenses on configuration level as the configuration is technically shared for the heuristics and optimizer. So probably you can setup S&OP Optimizer with just a S&OP license. Nevertheless it makes not much sense without a Response & Supply license.

      Cheers, Carsten