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Materials Planning with SAP

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Materials Planning with SAP

written by Uwe
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

In this book, you’ll learn about:

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Calculation Simulations

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

Highlights include:

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

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