How to Use Resource Network Planning in SNP Optimizer Planning

  • by Manish Mishra, Principal Consultant, Advisory, PricewaterhouseCoopers Private, Limited
  • July 1, 2013
Resource network planning is used to describe the physical relationships between resources in a plant. It also shows the product flow between resources. The limitation of this functionality is that Supply Network Planning (SNP) tools are unable to read this logical sequencing while planning. SNP planning is purely based on resource and material availability. See how to bridge this limitation in SNP Optimizer planning.
Key Concept
The new master data in SCM 7.0 for process industries is used only by Production Planning/Detailed Scheduling (PP/DS) and not by the Supply Network Planning process. As orders are created by the SNP Optimizer, this is a limitation in planning for process industries.

To support process industries, SAP has provided new master data objects in SCM 7.0. These include resource network planning, finite tank planning, block planning, and continuous input and output planning in Production Planning/Detailed Scheduling (PP/DS).

Manish Mishra

Manish Mishra has 14 years of experience in Manufacturing, ERP Implementation, Analysis, Design, Development and Implementation. He has experience in performing complex data analysis, disaster recovery/business continuity assessment, Supply Chain Planning and Optimization, Project Management and Change Management.

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Comments

10/14/2013 11:48:53 AM
V Shah

Excellent!
Wonderfully explained Resource Network with SNP Optimizer.

Thanks for sharing this idea.
10/14/2013 11:48:50 AM
V Shah

Excellent!
Wonderfully explained Resource Network with SNP Optimizer.

Thanks for sharing this idea.

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