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SAP-Production planning?

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Dear Sir/Madam,

I completed my M.Sc in physics, afterthat i joined in a manufacturing ( The Supreme Industries Ltd) company as a quality officer and after one year i promoted as a production executive and cordinator for implementing the ERP Manufacturing module.

My job profile is :

1.Production planning, Receipe making, job execution, production parameter ( KRA) analysi and at the same time looking into quality inspection with respect to QMS and standards.

2.Implementing the ERP Manufacturing module, coordinate with stores, purchase, Marketing and production peoples.

I have 6 years experience in this manufacturing field.

Now i wish to join training for SAP-Production planning course.

Is this course suitable to my profile?

How to proceed further?

If company count my domain experience in interviews?

How is the jobs for PP.

Pls help me.

Regards

Murali Krishna.K

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Murali,

Is this course suitable to my profile?

Have a look at this web site, http://www.sap-erp.com/general/introduction-to-sap-pp.html, it has an overview of SAP Production Planning. If some or all of it sounds familiar to you, then you're in the right module.

How to proceed further?

It sounds like you have strong domain experience. My advice would be to try to find a job at a company who is running their Production Planning with SAP. (I'm assuming the ERP implementation you did was not SAP). This will give you a better feel for the software and give you some hands-on experience to which you can point later to get an SAP job.

I would try to then get transferred into the SAP support group because, more likely than not, the company would then pay to have you trained and certified.

You might be able to get your certification now and leverage that into an SAP Support job, but it's somewhat risky as you'll be competing with folks who have domain experience, SAP certification, AND hands-on SAP support experience and you'll only have the first two. It's possible, but the first route is safer (though longer).

If company count my domain experience in interviews?

Yes! Your domain definitely counts for more than SAP certification, but hands on SAP support experience counts for the most. That's why I'm recommending that you use your current domain experience to put yourself into a position where you'll get hands on experience as well. At that point the certification may be the little bit that puts you over the top on your NEXT job.

How is the jobs for PP?

SAP is heavily used in the manufacturing sector, so demand for PP is constant. Demand does vary geographically, so you'll want to research your own corner of the world, but I'd be shocked to hear anything different. Even if demand overall goes down, the strongest, most passionate consultants will always find work. If you feel you fall into that camp, then let nothing be an obstacle!

Best regards,

  --Tom

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Former Member
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Murali,

Is this course suitable to my profile?

Have a look at this web site, http://www.sap-erp.com/general/introduction-to-sap-pp.html, it has an overview of SAP Production Planning. If some or all of it sounds familiar to you, then you're in the right module.

How to proceed further?

It sounds like you have strong domain experience. My advice would be to try to find a job at a company who is running their Production Planning with SAP. (I'm assuming the ERP implementation you did was not SAP). This will give you a better feel for the software and give you some hands-on experience to which you can point later to get an SAP job.

I would try to then get transferred into the SAP support group because, more likely than not, the company would then pay to have you trained and certified.

You might be able to get your certification now and leverage that into an SAP Support job, but it's somewhat risky as you'll be competing with folks who have domain experience, SAP certification, AND hands-on SAP support experience and you'll only have the first two. It's possible, but the first route is safer (though longer).

If company count my domain experience in interviews?

Yes! Your domain definitely counts for more than SAP certification, but hands on SAP support experience counts for the most. That's why I'm recommending that you use your current domain experience to put yourself into a position where you'll get hands on experience as well. At that point the certification may be the little bit that puts you over the top on your NEXT job.

How is the jobs for PP?

SAP is heavily used in the manufacturing sector, so demand for PP is constant. Demand does vary geographically, so you'll want to research your own corner of the world, but I'd be shocked to hear anything different. Even if demand overall goes down, the strongest, most passionate consultants will always find work. If you feel you fall into that camp, then let nothing be an obstacle!

Best regards,

  --Tom