SAP PPM / PDS | SAP SNP

Is Multi Sourcing Supported with CTM or even SNP?

Executive Summary Multisourcing is how a planning system can compare and choose from multiple sources of supply. This functionality is supposedly supported by SAP SNP when the optimizer is used. Other important areas to control are priorities and quota arrangements. Introduction Multisourcing is the ability of a supply planning system to choose between alternate sources…

SAP PPM / PDS

How to Understand Planning Areas in APO

Executive Summary We cover the background on APO Planning Areas. This includes creating the Planning Areas, the aggregate Planning Area, and its activation. The Planning Area has important interactions with macros. Introduction Planning areas are the central data structures for Demand Planning and Supply Network Planning. To go to planning areas or to create planning…

GATP | SAP PPM / PDS

Introduction to SAP GATP aka Global Available to Promise

Executive Summary GATP is the availability checking module in APO, and it differs from standard availability checking in ERP. We cover multilevel ATP checking, ATP categories, the Calculation Profile, performing a basic ATP check, the GATP Check Mode, and when the check is performed. Why some supply chain experts question the implementability of GATP. Introduction:…