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Planning in APO but MRP still executed in ECC

Dec 21, 2016 at 09:14 AM

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Hi Experts,

Our scenario is to plan for the FG in APO, transfer the forecast & firmed planned orders into ECC but also have the ability to run MRP and create proposals for any shortages there. The requirement is set this way because sometimes the firmed planned orders transferred are sometimes lower in quantity than the demand (business mandate).

Now I understand that materials planned in APO have an XO MRP Type and MRP is turned off. My question is what is the impact if I edit the XO and turn on MRP?

Conversely, I could create my own MRP type (ex. ZX) as a copy of XO and turn on MRP for this but my question, will this cause a problem in the CIF back to APO from ECC?

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Tiago Furlanetto
Jan 03, 2017 at 07:15 PM
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Hi Raf,

If you run MRP on ECC and in parallel a user executes a planning run in APO, there could be issues like unnecessary surplus/shortage in the system and this could also cause problems when saving/adopting the planning results in one of the systems.

From a technical point of view, it's possible to plan the location-product in both systems by assigning MRP Type to the Material which has MRP Procedure 'D' and Planning Method '1':

I cannot tell, however, all of the issues which may arise in such a scenario.

Even with MRP turned off in MRP Type X0, you can still execute lead time scheduling in ECC. More details are given in note below:

501224 Additional information about the 'X0' MRP type

Regards,
Tiago


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