Enhanced Global ATP Functionality in SCM 5.0 and SCM 2007

  • by Adolfo Menéndez Fernández, Application Architecture Manager, Repsol
  • January 15, 2008
Learn about the new Global Available-to-Promise (Global ATP) functionalities introduced in SAP SCM 5.0 to meet your company’s delivery planning demands. Get a sneak preview of improved Global ATP functionalities available in SAP SCM 2007.
Key Concept
The new Global Available-to-Promise (Global ATP) functionalities in SAP SCM 5.0 help companies align their sales and delivery processes with the full logistics picture. Global ATP integrates SAP’s technology with your company’s stock levels, production capacities, and global market commitments. SAP Advanced Planning and Optimization’s Global ATP is an extension of the ATP feature in R/3 and is designed for more complex or demanding business scenarios. The Global ATP advanced tools discussed in this article include rules-based ATP with alternative product and location information, Capable-to-Promise based on finite scheduling production, flexible product allocation, and an improved backorder processing tool.

SCM 5.0 and SCM 2007, which is in Ramp-Up stage, provide major improvements in Global Available-to-Promise (Global ATP) functionality. In this third part of my series on SCM 5.0, I’ll walk you though four main advancements in SCM 5.0, including rules-based ATP (RBA), Capable-to-Promise (CTP), backorder processing (BOP), and the integration of SAP CRM and Global ATP. Throughout each section, I highlight further improvements coming with SCM 2007. I’ll also show you how to check the ATP settings and instructions in SCM 5.0 and SCM 2007.

In part 1 of my SCM 5.0 series, I introduced the benefits of new developments in Demand Planning (DP), Supply Network Planning (SNP), and Capable-to-Match (CTM). Part 2 described the new developments in Production Planning and Detailed Scheduling (PP/DS) and Demand Planning (DP) offered in SCM 5.0. In the previous articles, I described two functionalities related to Global ATP in SCM 5.0, including:

  • You can use the interchangeability of master data to drive rules-based ATP

  • You can integrate transportation constraints, driven by Transportation Planning and Vehicle Scheduling (TP/VS), with ATP so that the system checks an item’s availability and delivery route simultaneously

Adolfo Menéndez Fernández

Adolfo Menéndez Fernández is the application architecture manager at Repsol in Madrid. Previously, he worked at SAP Consulting Spain as the logistics consulting manager. He studied at the University of Oviedo, where he earned an electronic engineering degree. He is a certified SAP consultant in supply and demand planning (SNP and DP), order fulfillment (Global Available-to-Promise), production planning and detailed scheduling (PP/DS), as well as procurement and materials management (MM). Adolfo has more than 10 years of SAP implementation experience in the consumer product goods, pharmaceutical, automotive, furniture, textile, chemical, oil & gas, and steel industries using SAP ERP logistic modules (including PP, MM, and sales and distribution [SD]) as well as SAP SCM (DP, SNP, and PP/DS). He is APICS certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM).

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