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SCM365

Capacity Evaluation and Leveling


in ECC
SAP SCM - Planning

Course Outline
Course Version: 98
Course Duration: 3 Day(s)
Publication Date: 2014
Publication Time:
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SCM365 Contents

Contents
Course Overview ....................................................................... v
Course Goals ......................................................................... v
Course Objectives ................................................................... v

Unit 1: Capacity Planning In The Supply Chain ................................ 1


Capacity Planning In Supply Chain Management ............................... 1

Unit 2: Capacity Evaluations ........................................................ 2


Capacity Evaluation in ECC ........................................................ 2
Distributing Capacity Requirements ............................................... 2
Miscellaneous Capacity Evaluation Reports ..................................... 2
Capacity Evaluation Using Business Intelligence................................ 3

Unit 3: Capacity Leveling Tools .................................................... 4


Introduction to Dispatching ......................................................... 4
Navigating the Tabular Planning Table ............................................ 4
Navigating the Graphical Planning Table ......................................... 4

Unit 4: Capacity Leveling ............................................................ 5


Dispatching Basics For Both Interactive And Mass Processing ............... 5
Interactive Scheduling Controls .................................................... 5
Using Floats to Limit Dispatching .................................................. 5
Dispatching Using Period Splits.................................................... 6
Sequencing the Execution Schedule .............................................. 6
Dispatching with Production Versions ............................................. 6

Unit 5: Advanced Capacity Planning Topics .................................... 7


Modeling Downtimes in Capacity Leveling (Optional)........................... 7
Mass Processing in Capacity Leveling............................................ 7

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SCM365 Course Overview

Course Overview
This course is designed to familiarize participants with the capacity planning process in ECC.
This will incorporate master data modeling scenarios, thorough investigation of scheduling and
capacity requirements generation, and capacity evaluation options. The participants will learn
about multiple business process scenarios of how capacity planning can be used strategically
as well as tactically in several forms of execution environments.

Target Audience
This course is intended for the following audiences:

End users, project team members and consultants responsible for the use, support, and
implementation of Capacity Planning features in ECC

Course Prerequisites
Required Knowledge
Thorough knowledge of master data, which includes: material masters, bills of materials,
work centers/resources, and task lists
Working knowledge of materials requirements planning
Working knowledge of production execution processes: production orders, process
orders, repetitive manufacturing

Course Goals
This course will prepare the participant to:

Demonstrate modeling possibilities related to work centers/resources as it relates to


capacity planning
Prove how scheduling and capacity requirements are separate but dependent entities in
the capacity planning environment in ECC
Present how rough-cut capacity planning plays an integral role in supply chain planning
in ECC
Exhibit the capacity planning reporting features in both ECC and BI
Demonstrate the detailed scheduling abilities of the ECC capacity planning tools

Course Objectives
After completing this course, the participant will be able to:

Explain how capacity planning can be utilized throughout the plan to inventory process
Demonstrate various methods of master data modeling in accordance with capacity
planning functionality

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Understand the lead time scheduling process and the integration with capacity
requirements
Present how rough-cut planning would be positioned in a plan to inventory process
Demonstrate the options your company will have for evaluating capacity situations
using both ECC and BI
Demonstrate how capacity leveling/detailed scheduling works in ECC
Present various methods of capacity requirements reduction in ECC

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Unit 1
Capacity Planning In The Supply Chain
Unit Overview
In this unit, you will review the basic concepts of supply chain planning and execution. As
part of this review, you will see how capacity planning can be used in the business process, and
discuss basic integration points with planning, inventory control, and production execution.

Lesson: Capacity Planning In Supply Chain Management


Lesson Objectives
After completing this lesson, the participant will be able to:
Explain how capacity planning can be used at several stages of
the plan to inventory process

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Unit 2
Capacity Evaluations
Unit Overview
Once your manufacturing environment has been modeled properly, and capacity requirements
have been generated, capacity planning can begin. The first step to capacity planning is to
perform an evaluation. Typically, materials requirements planning is run on a nightly basis.
This could cause changes to your schedule/plan. In order to see what problems were created,
planners will typically have to evaluate their capacity situation. In this unit, you will review
different tools that can assist planners in identifying potential executions issues.

Lesson: Capacity Evaluation in ECC


Lesson Objectives
After completing this lesson, the participant will be able to:
Explain how the capacity load report works
Describe how the order report can assist planners in capacity constrained environments

Lesson: Distributing Capacity Requirements


Lesson Objectives
After completing this lesson, the participant will be able to:
Explain the purpose of the distribution key
Explain the purpose of the distribution strategy
Explain the use of the distribution function

Lesson: Miscellaneous Capacity Evaluation Reports


Lesson Objectives
After completing this lesson, the participant will be able to:
Explain how the pool report works
Describe how the backlog report can assist planners
Demonstrate the usefulness of the overload report
Identify how custom evaluations can be modeled with the variable evaluation
Explain the difference when utilizing the extended evaluation reports

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Lesson: Capacity Evaluation Using Business Intelligence


Lesson Objectives
After completing this lesson, the participant will be able to:
Explain the concept of Business Intelligence
Describe business content as delivered by SAP
Examine delivered BI content for capacity utilization

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Unit 3
Capacity Leveling Tools
Unit Overview
Once your evaluations have been completed, schedulers have an idea where there execution
challenges are. Now that you have identified what resources have issues, you must now
correct those issues so execution can proceed without complications. In this unit, you will
explore what tools are available to level capacity and learn to navigate and interpret the
relevant data.

Lesson: Introduction to Dispatching


Lesson Objectives
After completing this lesson, the participant will be able to:
Explain the concept of dispatching
Describe the use of overall variants
Explain the use of selection variants

Lesson: Navigating the Tabular Planning Table


Lesson Objectives
After completing this lesson, the participant will be able to:
Demonstrate the useful features of the tabular planning table

Lesson: Navigating the Graphical Planning Table


Lesson Objectives
After completing this lesson, the participant will be able to:
Demonstrate the benefits of the graphical planning table

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Unit 4
Capacity Leveling
Unit Overview
Once your evaluations have been completed, schedulers have an idea where there execution
challenges are. Now that you have identified what resources have issues, you must now
correct those issues so execution can proceed without complications. In this unit, you will
explore the scheduling profile that controls how rescheduling will be accomplished with
capacity leveling.

Lesson: Dispatching Basics For Both Interactive


And Mass Processing
Lesson Objectives
After completing this lesson, the participant will be able to:
Use the graphical planning table to perform finite scheduling
Dispatch overloaded work centers by adjusting preceding and succeeding operations
Apply various options available to control scheduling directions
and adjust capacity overloads
Change directions when capacity overloads need to be adjusted to
account for limited production capacity

Lesson: Interactive Scheduling Controls


Lesson Objectives
After completing this lesson, the participant will be able to:
Demonstrate different interactive dispatching controls

Lesson: Using Floats to Limit Dispatching


Lesson Objectives
After completing this lesson, the participant will be able to:
Demonstrate how queue time is used to control the distance an operation
can be rescheduled during dispatching
Demonstrate how order floats can be used to control the distance an
operation can be rescheduled during dispatching

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Examine how shifting operation and order dates can have an ef-
fect on material availability

Lesson: Dispatching Using Period Splits


Lesson Objectives
After completing this lesson, the participant will be able to:
Explain how using time periods as constraints can improve your
schedule when dispatching

Lesson: Sequencing the Execution Schedule


Lesson Objectives
After completing this lesson, the participant will be able to:
Examine how sequencing is performed when multiple items are dispatched
Demonstrate how setup optimization works
Explain how Inserting operations into an already optimized schedule is performed

Lesson: Dispatching with Production Versions


Lesson Objectives
After completing this lesson, the participant will be able to:
Explain how the planning table (REM) can be used for short-term
rough capacity leveling
Demonstrate how production versions can be used for machine
leveling during dispatching activities

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Unit 5
Advanced Capacity Planning Topics
Unit Overview
Time permitting, review additional means of modeling capacity adjustments, and examine
how to set up capacity planning activities in the background.

Lesson: Modeling Downtimes in Capacity Lev-


eling (Optional)
Lesson Objectives
After completing this lesson, the participant will be able to:
Explain how using special rules in a factory calendar you can
shut down a production line
Demonstrate how using intervals of available capacity you can
shut down a production line
Demonstrate how you can use production orders to block available
capacity in regards to maintenance shut downs
Describe how Maintenance orders can be used to block available capacity

Lesson: Mass Processing in Capacity Leveling


Lesson Objectives
After completing this lesson, the participant will be able to:
Demonstrate how to set up a background capacity leveling job

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