Materials Planning with SAP
- 7h 21m
- Uwe Goehring
- Rheinwerk Publishing Inc.
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.
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
- SAP ERP
- 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
Improvement and Optimization Programs
Scientific Modeling of the SAP Supply Chain
Examples from Industry
Conclusion and Outlook