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Beginner’s Guide to Daily SAP Purchasing Processes for Reference

This document contains step-by-step self notes with detailed screenshots to SAP Purchasing related daily processes. You can see the list of covered content below:

  • Assign and Process Purchase Requisitions [ME57]
  • View Purchase Orders (ME23N & ME22N) [ME23N]
  • Printing a Purchase Order [ME23N]
  • Open PO Report [ME2L]
  • MRP Rescheduling
  • Finding POs by Part Numbers [ME2M]
  • Locating Vendor Information [XK03]
  • Finding Spend by Supplier [ME2L]
  • Interplant Shipments (MD04) []
  • Blocked Invoices [MRBR] & [FBL1N]
  • Changing Purchase Groups [MD04]
  • Faxing a SAP PO [ME22N]
  • Obsolete Materials [MD04]
  • Changing Lead times [ME32K]
  • Safety Lead Time [MM02] ( MRP2 Tab)
  • No Source List [ME57]
  • Outside Processes – an Example of a process
  • NCMR Process [QM03]
  • Managing Low Value Inventories (Process)
  • MRP and ROP

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SAP MRP Planning Self Notes & Approaches for Reference

In this document you will find self notes & approaches for some couple of different ways to do MRP Planning with discrete work orders using standard SAP. Following are headlines from document

  • MRP Planning by Work Center [CM01]
  • MRP Planning Collective Access [MD06] & [MD07]
  • Collective Conversion of Planned Orders [CO41]

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Sample SAP Production Planning (PP) Business Blueprint (BBP)

This document describes the proposed blue print for SAP Implementation at a company. It outlines all the business processes associated within the scope of implementation. The intent of the document is to define the TO-BE model for the process for which an AS-IS study was conducted during the knowledge gathering phase.

The production planning within SAP (PP) would encompass all activities relating to Material Requirement Planning (MRP) and processing through production. It would include master data maintenance and the controlling transactions needed for the same.

The blueprint aims to cover all the business processes within the scope of the project and in case there are any processes which are not covered for lack of clarity, better solution, etc these would be detailed as additions to the blueprint as and when they are ready. See below the covered topics;

  • Organizational Structure
  • Material Master: Bill Of Material, Work Center, Routing
  • Demand Management
  • MRP
  • MRP Controller
  • Capacity Planning
  • Production Process Execution
  • Process Flow
  • PP Standard Report

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SAP Production Planning (PP) User Training Manual

This training manual provides a step-by-step to SAP PP Processes with all steps having screenshots and clear instructions. See below the outline of the document:

  • Master Data In PP Module
  • Bill Of Material (Bom)
  • Work Center
  • Routing
  • Planned Independent Requirements
  • MRP
  • Stock/ Requirements List
  • Production Order Execution & Production Order Change
  • Capacity Planning
  • Capacity Overload
  • Capacity Leveling- Work Center View( Tabular), Capacity Leveling (Graphical), Capacity Leveling (Orders)
  • Goods Issue & Goods Issue (Reversal)
  • Production Order Confirmation & Canceling Production Order Confirmation
  • Goods Receipt For An Order
  • Stock Overview
  • Production Order Information System
  • Collective Conversion Of Planned Orders
  • Rework Orders

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SAP R/3 ECC 6.0 PP End-User Manuals – Part 2

This is the second part of SAP Production Planning End-User Manual i started before. In my previous post i shared manuals for Demand Management, Capacity Planning, Routing and Work Centre. You will find a lot more user manuals in this post for

  • Serial Number Management for Finished Goods
  • Materials Requirement Planning: Concept of MRP and extensive user guides.
  • Bill of Material, Order Confirmation, Product Conversion, and many more user manual for Material Master

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SAP R/3 ECC 6.0 PP End-User Manuals – Part 1

It has been a long time since i posted Production Planning related documents, information. Sorry for the few posts under PP, i will try to post more as i get more. I decided share some end-user manuals in two part. I do not need to create a series like i did for SAP Press Books Sample Chapters Collection as this will not last long. Here is the first part which you will find step-by-step guides with accompanying screen shots and notes for

  1. Demand Management
  2. Capacity Planning
  3. Routing
  4. Work Centre

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SAP PP Capacity Planning User Manual

In recent version of SAP, Work Centre works with  infinite capacity. After MRP Run, even if a particular Work Centre is overloaded, one will be able to Complete Production Order defined at that particular Work Centre.

Capacity Evaluation can be used for analysis purpose & capacity Leveling can be used manually to allocate the load to different Work Centre. Capacity evaluations is used to analyse capacity loads. One can adjust the analyses for each user according to the planning level, planning horizon and the area of responsibility. Available capacities and capacity requirements can be selected according to various criteria and cumulated
using any period split one chooses.  Read more