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Standard SOP Process flow...

Sales & Operations Planning (SOP) is a flexible forecasting and planning tool with which sales, production, and other supply chain
targets can be set on the basis of historical, existing, and estimated future data.
Use SOP to streamline and consolidate your companys sales and production operations.
SOP is particularly suitable for long- and medium-term planning.

SOP is made up of two components.

1. Standard SOP
2. Flexible planning..

Standard SOP

Standard SOP comes largely pre configured with the system. Standard SOP uses info structure S076.The planning method for the
Standard SOP information structure (S076) is level-by-level planning. Standard SOP works on Product Groups.

Product group: A product group combines other product groups and materials. This combination depends on whatever criteria best
meet the needs of your company. Examples include the production cycle, product design, or market niche.
Product groups are classified according to whether they are multi-level or single-level.
A product group is multi-level if it contains other product groups. However, the lowest level in a product group hierarchy always consists
of materials.
A product group is single-level if its members are materials only. A material or product group can be a member of more than one owner
product group.



How to see Info structure S076



Click on Maintain self defined Information structures..



then click on display...



enter the info structure no as S076 then enter...



Process Flow of Standard SOP:

1. Creation of Product group MC84
2. Create plan in inactive version MC81
3. Disaggregate product group plan MC76
4. Convert Inactive version to active version MC78
5. Transfer SOP plan to Demand management. MC75

Detailed flow with screen shots...

1. Creation of Product group : Materials used: 2121 and 2122
Create product group MC84




Now enter the two materials and give the proportion factors as shown below....



Now Save. Product group is saved


2. Create plan in inactive version - MC81
Now create Sales plan for the Product group as shown below.








Enter sales qty as shown below



Now enter twice




Now save



3. Disaggregate product group plan - MC76

Now disaggregate the Plan of the product group to members as shown below...



Click on inactive version



Now select your version










Now go to Edit and create Production plan and syn to Sales as shown below...



Now you can observe that plan entered for product group is disaggregated to members ( Materials ) as per the proportion factors
defined in Product group.





Now save


4. Convert Inactive version to active version- MC78

Copy the plan in inactive version (008) to active version A00 as shown below....



Enter the required details



Then click on copy


Click on yes


5. Transfer plan to Demand management - MC75



Now enter the required details

Now click on Transfer Now





Now save



Now save



Now check in MD04 for the planned independent requirements of the material as shown below....