What is SOP?

Suitable for long/medium-term planning, with an aim to streamline a company’s ‘Sales and Operational Planning, SOP’ is a forecasting tool enabling you to set up sales, production, and other supply chain targets based on existing, future, or historical data. SOP is most suitable for planning finished goods, and not for material component planning.

SOP plans are passed on to Demand Management (DEM) in the form of independent requirements, which in turn is fed into MPS (Master Production Scheduling) and MRP (Material Requirements Planning). The results of SOP can be passed on to profitability analysis, cost center accounting, and activity-based costing.

SOP contains two application components; namely, Standard SOP (PP-SOP) and Flexible Planning (LO-LIS-PLN). The Standard SOP comes pre-configured with the system. Flexible planning can be configured in a variety of ways.

6 replies
  1. vijay says:

    Dear Admin.
    This site is rocking SAP.
    First of all…..many thanks for sharing the knowledge.
    I am badly in need of the Flexible Planning (LO-LIS-PLN).
    Pls opost if you have configuration and end user manual on this topic.

  2. thirupathi says:

    what is the exact navigation of sap after routing in pp module and how to create demand management and run mrp

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