Material Replenishment Planning Guide

This process is used to run the replenishment requirement of all materials at a plant.  Each plant will determine the frequency of running MRP – every other day, once a week.  The purpose of MRP is to ensure the right material arrives at the right place at the right time.  The MRP run is used to automatically generate planned orders or purchase requisitions enabling the replenishment of materials depleted by consumption and the planning of known requirements. The system tries to achieve a balance between optimizing needed materials and minimizing costs by keeping inventory levels at a minimum and having no stock outages.

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Planned Independet Requirement


Independent requirements and dependent requirements are the two main types of requirements you encounter when configuring SAP planning. This is what they are: 

Planned Independent Requirements (PIR)

Planned Independent Requirements are planned production or sales quantities that are based on some sort of forecast procedure (e.g. Material Forecast or S&OP procedure). These numbers are used in MRP to calculate procurement and/or production quantities for a material.

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Difference between MRP&MPS

Master Production Schedule (MPS) :
MPS operates within only one level of the BOM, While MRP can be utilized throughout all levels of a material?s BOM. If a MPS is run on a material, the necessary orders are planned at that level. Dependent requirements (if any) are placed on the next BOM level down, and then the process stops.

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SAP PP Shop Floor Control Configuration


The objective of this paper is to provide the SAP PP consultant with a step-by-step guides at configuring the SAP PP Shop Floor Control module. It is structure in the form of howto-do configurations method.
When you do the SAP configuration, sequence is not really important as long as all the PP Shop Floor Control modules Features that need to be used have been configured.

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