Search Results for: supply-planning

MRP

How to Mix Reorder Points and MRP in SAP APO

Executive Summary The question of how to mix reorder points and MRP is what sets part of the planning strategy. We cover when to use reorder points versus MRP planning. Introduction The question of when to use Lean versus MRP is critical to determine when to use a non-forecast based method of supply planning (reorder…

Reorder Point

How Does Reorder Point Work in SAP?

Executive Summary The question of how does reorder point work in SAP is important to using it properly. We cover how does reorder point work in SAP in both ERP and APO. Introduction Reorder points are a method of planning that is non-forecast based. Reorder points are typically, but not always set based upon the…

Reorder Point

When is Reorder Point Used?

Executive Summary The question of when the reorder point relates to several important factors. We cover when to use reorder points versus forecast based planning. Introduction The question of when the reorder point used is critical to determine when to use a non-forecast based method of supply planning (reorder points) and forecast based planning (like…

MRP

How MRP Works

Executive Summary How MRP works is a common question, and companies usually invest little in MRP education. We cover how MRP works. Introduction The question of how does MRP works is a common question. Companies purchase and implement MRP systems (or MRP from within ERP), but as we cover in the article The Weak General…

S&OP

Questions Around S&OP, MPS and Capacity Planning

Executive Summary The following are questions and answers around S&OP. These questions highlight the confusion around these planning topics. Introduction These questions were asked and answered on the topic of S&OP. Question #1 I am not understanding how S&OP is technically done (at the supply side). There are so far three different approaches I found….

ERP Lock In

The History of ERP Systems

Executive Summary The history of ERP systems is normally misrepresented by those with software to services to sell. Find out the real story around ERP history. Introduction I find it amazing that there is so little information about the history of ERP, other than a few short articles on the Internet and the paper ERP:…

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Introduction to SAP APO TM

Executive Summary An Explanation and Introduction to TM Basic Functionality and Concepts of SAP TM High-Level Processes Shipment Creation Carrier Tendering and Selection Carrier Selection Carrier Cost Estimation Transportation Load Builder Important SAP TM Structures Transportation Lanes Location Geo-coding Transportation Modes Transportation Zones SAP TM Resources Vehicle Resources Freight Units SAP Event Management SAP TM…

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The Problem with the Location Isolation of the Calculation of the Dynamic Safety Stock Formula

Executive Summary The lack of consideration for relative inventory with the safety stock formula. How inventory parameters should be calculated. I am getting to the real question of safety stock. Infinite planning (The norm) versus constrained planning. Introduction In this article, we will cover a significant limitation of how safety stock is calculated. This limitation…