SAP MPS: Transparent production planning with SAP S/4HANA
Due to increased complexity in supply chains creating a finite and feasible production schedule is becoming ever more of a challenge. Classic MRP calculations do not take into account many of the constraints that apply in procurement and production and there require a lot of manual effort from the planner. The lack of visibility results in non-optimal solutions, having the possibility to simulate different scenarios would help to find the best scenario but this is often very difficult.
SAP S/4HANA Manufacturing for Planning and Scheduling (formally known as PP/DS) closes this gap and provides advanced tools for both rough-cut planning and detailed scheduling. MPS offers features like Pegging, which gives planners transparency on how demands are covered. Real-time alerts help the planner to direct attention to potential issues in the production network. The extensive heuristic framework gives planners a powerful toolkit to resolve problems flexibly depending on the situation.
Create a fully integrated production and procurement plan for the mid-term horizon and gain an overview of potential capacity overloads and material availability issues
Create a finite schedule on bottleneck resources considering material availability. Utilize industry-specific functions like block or campaign planning to further optimize and stabilize your production schedule
Integrate your rough-cut plan from SAP IBP and hand it over to SAP MPS to create a finite production plan. These results will be integrated back to IBP and are used to confirm sales orders or for the detailed planning of stock transfers
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