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Consolidated planning in APO

Oct 17, 2016 at 12:52 AM


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We have 4 regional Distribution centers (RGDC), all these locations procures material from 1 central (CRDC)

Central DC procures material from External vendor, we are using MM scheduling agreement planning process for this.

Planning between Regional and central DC is via intercompany stock transfer.

So basically at central DC, we get demand from 4 regional DCs, we can see 10 distribution demand lines.

System combines them into ‘Total Demand’ and then heuristics creates 1 single receipt element for it.

e.g. 4 regional DCs want material as : 5, 15, 12, 18 = Total 50

MM Schedule line created at Central DC is for 50, we sent this demand to vendor.

When Vendor ships the material, we want physically material ship directly to regional DCs according to what they needed (5, 15, 12, 18)

How can it be possible?

As Vendor is seeing combined demand as 50 from Central DC (CRDC).

Please suggest if anyone come across such scenario?

Thanks for your inputs!



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Riyazahmed C A Jan 06, 2017 at 05:34 AM

Hi Yogesh,

Sorry about very delayed response. I understood the supply chain's product flow as Vendor --> CRDC --> RGDC. Since you already confirmed that RGDCs are procuring the goods only from CRDC, I understood that there are no connectivity from Vendor to RGDC.

In order to enable the shipment from Vendor to RGDC directly, you just have to create the T-Lanes Vendor --> RGDC. Hence whenever the demand is created at the RGDCs, the relevant receipts will be created at Vendor according to the demand at RGDCs and accordingly shipment will also be triggered. Here there wont be any involvement of CRDC.

Let me know for any queries.


Riyazahmed C A

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