We have completed design and realization of IBP Demand Planning and moving on to design implementing the Supply Planning using IBP Supply & Response module. I have some very generic questions and your guidance/feedback on these is highly appreciated.
- Does SAP IBP has a pooled list of constraints that could be used specific to industries (Pharma, Auto, Mill etc.) and/or based on manufacturing process like discreet vs repetitive vs process industry etc, ??
- How to identify the Constraints that best suit/fit fir a business and to achieve best cost optimization from Supply planningThanks
IBP Supply Planning has 3 categories (Hard, Pseudo Hard, Soft) of the constraints which can be utilized based on the industry specific business scenarios:
-- Hard Constraints
These are not violated by SOP optimizer
Master Data Hard Constraints
Key figures hard constraints
-- Pseudo-hard constraints
Violation causes very high penalty costs.
-- Soft Constraints
Violation causes penalty costs. These are generally used to define the business priorities like which customer's demand should be prioritized using high non-delivery penalty costrate or which source of the production has be prioritized, if multiple sources are available; but choosing lower production cost rate.
Based on the client's industry specific processes (Pharma, Auto, Mill, Retail), you chose and model the case accordingly.
Hope this helps.