Regression analysis for SCM and ERP

Supply chain management commonly makes use of regression analysis to analyze relationships between variables and make predictions about future outcomes. Exemplary application domains are control of production levels, inventory levels, transportation costs, delivery times, customer demand, scrap reduction and customer satisfaction. In today’s blog post I write about regression analysis, its application in SCM, and […]

ERP software for retail business

A retail business sells products or services to consumers for either personal, household, or business use. Retail businesses can be small or big and can e.g. take the form of independent stores, chain stores, or online stores. Retailers can choose to sell a wide range of products, including clothing, electronics, groceries, home goods, and more, […]

Production scheduling in SAP ERP system

In this post I discuss production scheduling in SAP. I have documented production planning in SAP throughout a series of posts. In this post I specifically cover production scheduling in SAP. Important production schedules in SAP There are many production schedules in SAP. The following production schedules are important for production plan: Transactions for schedule […]

Intro to production versions in SAP PP

In SAP PP, a production version maps BOM with routing. A production version is created for a material, from the MRP 4 view of the material master. There can be multiple production versions for a material. A validity period must specified when creating a production version for a material. Alternative BOM, BOM usage and routing […]

Components & operations in SAP PP routing

In SAP routings the purpose of component assignment is to avoid excess buffer inventory. By default, all components are assigned to the first operation in a routing. In reality, however, most components might only be required much later in the production process. In such cases it makes sense to adjust component assignment to operations in […]