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Does SNP provides functionality for Inventory Planning


I am thinking of proposing Service Parts Planning to client based on their requirements for inventory planning and distribution planning.

I wanted to ask if this would be a good proposal? I based my decision on my knowledge that SNP lacks functionality for calculating stock levels (i.e. EOQ and Target Stock Level ). By tareget stock levels, I mean how much inventory we should keep at a location and where in supply chain should we keep that inventory.

It does however provides Safety Stock Planning method to calculate the safety stock.

If this is not the case and SNP does have functionality to calculate target stock levels?

Please let me know.

1. If there is a functionality or process to calculate your reorder levels/target stock level in SNP for a location and multi-level locations?

2. How hard would is to implement Safety Stock Planning? and how hard is it explain the results? and whether those results are reliable? know on APO 3.0, the functionality was not stable at the least.



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    Nov 08, 2007 at 11:54 PM

    sure does

    take a look at the different safety stock methods - it involves the ones for target stock level planning

    target stock levels can be maintained in the masterdata in terms of min stock levels and/or target days of supply that is maintained in the masterdata or in the planning books

    there is a macro as well that does the demand calculation based on target stock calculation.. check NET_DEMAND()

    This net demand is satisfied by SNP calculations and you would be able to get the requirements and reciepts to satisfy these from the different locatons in the network

    BTW, are you suggesting SPP just for this functionality? you dont need to- regular SNP will do

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    • Former Member Former Member

      Thanks Percx,

      Can you tell me what basic methods are available on SNP beside Safety Stock Planning to calculate Target Stock Level. I will consider location by location Target setting among my options if it can calculate.

      Does anyone know if Optimizer can work and how?