SAP SCM 5.0: What's New in PP/DS

  • by Adolfo Menéndez Fernández, Application Architecture Manager, Repsol
  • December 1, 2006
Learn about the new functionalities for Production Planning/Detailed Scheduling in SAP SCM 5.0 that help facilitate planners’ tasks.
Key Concept
Production Planning/Detailed Scheduling in SAP Advanced Planning and Optimization allows planners to create feasible short-term production plans and rough medium- and long-term plans. With the Production Planning aspect, planners create production plans across different production locations to fulfill orders according to customer specifications. Planners use the Detailed Scheduling aspect to deliver optimized order sequences that they can release for production.

Production Planning/Detailed Scheduling (PP/DS) in SAP Advanced Planning and Optimization (APO) receives a number of updates in SAP SCM 5.0. These include enhancements to setup matrixes, production data structure (PDS), planning and scheduling heuristics, the resource planning table, optimization processes, and process chains. These tools help with tasks such as understanding optimizer results, obtaining a first finite plan, and maintaining a new production data structure or complex setup matrixes.

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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