currently in my company the ATP for STO's has been turned off for 2 reasons:
1) If the stock is kept in one storage location (ABCD) and the ATP is looking at EFGH (based on master data etc), then obviously, deliveries will not be created even if stock exists in ABCD.
2) in a double STO process, the delivery documents will be created a week early (to get the export related documents in place). However, stock may or may not be available in the virtual shipping plant(in a DOUBLE STO scenario) and therefore deliveries may not be created. Today, because ATP is turned off, these virtual shipping sites can create the delivery in advance whether or not there is stock.
How ever the users in the plant are having issues with non availability of stock even though the delivery says the stock is confirmed.
Do you guys think we can turn on the ATP and still over come such issues
Thanks in advance.