Materials Planning with SAP

  • 7h 21m
  • Uwe Goehring
  • Rheinwerk Publishing Inc.
  • 2016

Balance the art and science of materials planning! Learn how to use SAP ERP to calculate what, when, and how many items are required for production with this comprehensive guide. From portfolio management and policy setting to exception monitoring and inventory optimization, you'll see the complete manufacturing picture that materials planning paints. Once implemented, evaluate your materials planning to make improvements, and move your materials planning from routine to strategic!

  • Implement, customize, and use SAP ERP for materials planning
  • Evaluate and monitor your materials planning process
  • Model your materials planning calculation using simulations

Materials Planning 101

Understand what can and cannot be achieved with materials planning, and what tasks and trends you'll encounter in your daily work.

Portfolios, Policies, Exceptions, and Inventory

These four pillars of the materials planning calculation are key to evaluating what you'll require and when. Learn how to manage them in with critical tools and add-ons from SAP.

Calculation Simulations

Learn modeling techniques from case studies and simulations that will help you apply materials planning concepts to your own planning.

  • Supply chain management
  • Portfolio management
  • Automatic and periodic policies
  • Exception monitoring
  • Inventory optimization
  • Inefficiencies
  • Key performance indicators
  • Value streams

About the Author

Uwe Goehring is an SAP Mentor and has worked in supply chain optimization for over 20 years. He is the founder and president of bigbyte software systems corporation, which optimizes SAP supply chains around the world by coaching planners, buyers, and schedulers in policy setting and strategic and tactical planning.

In this Book

  • Materials Planning Basics
  • The Past and the Future of Materials Planning
  • Building Blocks of Materials Planning
  • Principles of Effective Materials Planning
  • Prioritized Portfolio Management
  • Automated and Periodic Policy Setting
  • Intelligent Exception Monitoring
  • Sustainable Inventory Optimization
  • Key Performance and Supply Chain Indicators
  • Traditional Inefficiencies
  • Improvement and Optimization Programs
  • Scientific Modeling of the SAP Supply Chain
  • Examples from Industry
  • Conclusion and Outlook