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Capacity Calculation

Hi SAP gurus,

I am new to SNP. Can you help me in how to calculate capacity available and capacity used for SNP usage?



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    Former Member
    Apr 29, 2009 at 04:10 AM

    Hi Chandana,

    Standard Capacity in SNP means the available capacity that determines the basic resource availability.

    The standard available capacity of a resource has unlimited validity and is always the same. If you are not working with different shift sequences, then the standard available capacity is sufficient for planning.

    We define the parameters for the standard available capacity on the SNP bucket capacity for resources to be planned with SNP. In SNP Bucket capacity, we define the capacity data and planning parameters for the bucket resources, vehicle resources, and mixed resources, These data form the basis for planning in Supply Network Planning (SNP).

    SNP Capacity will be defined in transaction /n/sapapo/res01.

    SNP Available Bucket Capacity

    You can determine the available bucket capacity of mixed resources and vehicle resources from the time-continuous capacity, specify a loss factor, or determine the capacity using certain parameters. You can only define the available bucket capacity for bucket resources using parameters.

    You display the input fields of these capacity parameters by choosing the setting Maintain in the Bucket Definition field.

    · Dimensions in which the resource is planned (bucket-oriented), such as time.

    · Period type, such as day

    · Bucket capacity

    Here you enter the number of days in the bucket, for example.

    · Rate of resource utilization

    · In the case of transportation resources, you specify the measurements or the volume of the resource.

    The various planning parameters that are used are;

    1) Overload (in %) :- Percentage by which the resource load can exceed the resource capacity. The system interprets any resource load above this percentage as a resource overload and generates an alert if necessary. The various resource types are Single-Mixed Resources, Multimixed Resources, Bucket Resources, Transportation Resource.

    2) Minimum utilization (%):- Percentage by which the capacity load can fall below the resource capacity.

    3) Planning on grid:- Activities must begin at the start of a bucket.

    4) Cross-period activities:- Activities on the resource can start in one bucket (for example, on one day) and end in another (for example, on another day).

    5) Cross-period lot size:- SNP optimization executes cross-period lot size planning on this resource.

    For still more informations, go through this link


    R. Senthil Mareeswaran.

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