Manufacturing Planning & Scheduling in SAP: Your road to improved capability and increased maturity

Posted by Chris Curtis on 20-Apr-2021 10:54:39

85% of clients who we engaged with in the past 12 months admitted that their scheduling process was more manual than they would like it to be. Do any of these pain points sound familiar?

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Topics: Collaboration, Scheduling, Integrated Business Planning, Olivehorse, Supply Chain Planning, Strategy, Business Intelligence, SAP Analytics, Detailed Scheduling, SAP Digital Supply Chain, Production Planning, Sequencing, Asset Utilisation, Optimisation, Migration, Roadmap, Customer Service Level, PPDS, ePPDS, MP&S

Using SAP's APO PP/DS Optimiser as an effective sequencing tool

Posted by Chris Curtis on 27-Nov-2018 17:15:35

For many manufacturing organisations, Detailed Scheduling is mainly driven by the need to perform manufacturing by following a specific preferred sequence whilst generating an achievable finite plan. It is quite normal for companies to use Detailed Scheduling heuristics for this function, but there are scenarios where this does not quite fit the bill.

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Topics: SCM Optimisation, PP/DS, Scheduling, SAP IBP

Semi-Finished Goods Scheduling within SAP APO

Posted by Chandra Shaktawat on 07-Dec-2016 13:59:56

Short-term production scheduling is a key business process that ensures efficient use of scarce manufacturing resources, alignment of raw materials and flexibility when tackling manufacturing challenges. Whilst scheduling of Finished Goods (FG) is common place in SAP Advanced Planning & Optimisation (APO) Production Planning/Detailed Scheduling (PP/DS) implementations, an area often overlooked is the scheduling of Intermediates or Semi-Finished Goods (SFG) production.

Quite often this is a manual process, or is controlled by spreadsheets and/or third party/non-SAP systems which makes it challenging to manage the alignment between the SFG and FG schedule.

This blog is intended to highlight the main challenges and importance of the SFG scheduling process and present an overview of the capability within APO PP/DS that can be used to deal with these challenges.

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Topics: SAP APO, PP/DS, Scheduling