Welcome to Part 2 of the three part series about the new features in SAP IBP 1808. In Part-1 we highlighted the features related to IBP for Demand. In this installment – Part 2 – will cover the features related to IBP for Supply.
IBP for Supply – Time series planning
Planning Area update
For lot-sizing policy static periods of supply based on average demand the user can now enter the number of periods in a new integer attribute PERIODSAVGDEMAND (Number of Periods for Average Demand) for master data type LOCATIONPRODUCT.
New mandatory attributes have been introduced to delete planning combinations that remain after a record has been deleted in the source table so that such combinations are completely removed from the system.
Quota arrangements for Supply OPTIMIZER
Quota arrangements can now be used for supply optimizer as well, which is available in optimizer profile. New key figures with respect to quota arrangements have been added to planning areas SAP4, SAPIBP1, SAP4C where the user can define other parameters such as minimum-maximum for customer sourcing quota, location sourcing quota or external receipt quota, along with number of periods for quota arrangements.
Adjusted time period for S&OP operator and S&OP optimizer explanation job template
Now if a user starts S&OP operator and S&OP optimizer explanation job template via application job, it will use time profile level which is defined for supply planning key figures.
Data type for attribute enabling subnetwork-specific segmentation
NAVCHAR data type is only supported, if the user has maintained INTEGER type before upgradation, then the user must change this to NAVCHAR manually after upgradation.
Now a new master data type for forecast consumption is available in S4 planning area i.e. S4FORECASTCONSUMPTIONMODE (Forecast Consumption Mode) wherein the user can mention DIRECTIONID (Direction of the forecast consumption calculation). A new concept of time boundary levels and boundaries has been introduced which works together and provides more control to user over the period in which forecast to be consumed. Boundary (BOUNDARYID) defines the side of the boundary in which you want the forecast to be consumed for e.g. left or right. Boundary level () is the period in which forecast to be consumed which can be different from the time profile level defined in S&OP operator.
A new forecast consumption job template which enables the user to run specifically along with filter rather than running through S&OP Operator.
Time aggregation profile
Now the user can update time aggregation profile at his/her ease. For example, if the user wants to update already existing active profile he/she can do this with ease by editing and saving the profile. Though after saving it will be in inactive and when activated it will overwrite the current active version.
Filter option in Optimizer explanation
The user can now run Optimizer explanation for all the data set by ignoring the filter via Excel add in or S&OP Optimizer explanation job template.
The user will have to maintain Resource type attribute to ‘2’ for Handling resources rather than ‘0’ or null unlike in earlier versions.
Check out IBP for Inventory in Part 3 of this three-part blog on August 30, 2018.
Stay tuned for more information on our upcoming IBP Demand Planning Webinar coming soon!
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