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What are the advantages of PPDS planning run in MAnufacturing industry over SAP R/3 MRP run? What are the unique features in SAP SNP and PPDS that makes to select for APO?

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    Posted on Jan 31, 2010 at 07:40 AM

    Hi Murali,

    - SAP R/3 MRP does detailed scheduling at Basic level

    - In Comparision - PP/DS does detailed scheduling after consideration of complex capacity constraints such as "Set up times", "Sequencing"

    - PP/DS provides different Heuristics to plan various scenarios - We have used one of them in our project to do shelf life planning.

    - It plays important role where Capacity is a scarce constraint.

    Use of SNP:

    - You can use MRP Maximum till plant level planning.

    - What if you have to consider the constraints in your supply chain spanning across Plants.

    - SNP has Optimizer - to consider cost constraints

    - SNP has CTM - to consider Capacity constraints & ensure quickest delivery of Material Production (W/O Cost considerations)

    There are many advantages you can map for use of APO over SAP R/3 MRP. Above explanation provides basic idea though,

    Hope it helps.

    Regards,

    Hardik

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    • Former Member Former Member

      Murali,

      The instructions are in the docs that I referenced. Config is mostly in Connectivity. Building each CIF integration model is detailed in the Replication doc.

      Are you unable to open these docs? I have found that if you follow them step-by-step, you will ALWAYS be successful.

      Rgds,

      DB49

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