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S&OP Optimizer in S&OP Module

Aug 01, 2017 at 08:39 PM

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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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Carsten Schumm
Aug 02, 2017 at 09:15 AM
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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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Former Member

Hi Carsten,

Thanks for the reply.

Without IBP Response & Supply module i will not be able to use the Optimizer functionality?

So, what is the providing the function of the S&OP Optimizer in S&OP module? When i have configured just S&OP module, i will only be using Heuristics for supply.

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Also, if my understanding is correct, i will be able to configure S&OP Optimizer in the S&OP module and then not be able to use it as i will not be having the Response & Supply module. Or will i be forbidden to configure S&OP Optimizer in the S&OP module completely?

The logic behind my question, i want to understand why in the SCM Operator i am given S&OP Optimizer option as well in the S&OP Module itself and still not use it? Where are the restrictions?

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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

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