PPC Master Planner
An overview of the scheduling elements is essential for a forward-looking procurement planning in the context of multi-level production processes and limited resources. It ensures a quick response to problems on subordinate production levels or on capacity bottlenecks. This overview is provided in MRP planning with the PPC Master Planner. With user-friendly and efficient functions, the work for the MRP-controller becomes easier while planning reliability increases.
SAP already offers extensive functionality for Material Requirements Planning with the modules PP and MM. The PPC Master Planner is based on this solid foundation. Due to its seamless integration into SAP standard, all MRP elements (planned and production order, purchase order, purchase requisition, stock transfer etc.) and planning results of the MRP run are considered.
The key benefits of the PPC Master Planner is that it provides the following functions for an optimised MRP, combining a high ability to supply with the lowest possible stocks:
Transparent overview of the demand and supply situation
In the familiar SAP interface, receipts and demands as well as the available quantity are displayed for each selected material per period (adjustable). Using various filters and layouts, the appearance can be customised to the requirements of the MRP-controller to show the most important information at first sight.
Overview of the demand and supply situation: materials on different production levels
Flexible configuration of exception messages
Demand and supply situation with alert monitor
Consideration of capacity bottlenecks
Demand and supply situation with an overview of capacity bottlenecks
Reliable information about material availability gained by assigning receipts and demands on multiple dependent production levels
Demand and supply situation with dynamic order network downwards
Assignment of receipt and demand per material (“pegging”) for generating dynamic multi-level order networks
Comfortable adjusting of the results of the MRP run
Quantities and dates generated by the MRP run as procurement proposals for purchasing and production can be changed by overwriting the respective data.
Manual planning for master schedule parts
Important materials in the value chain that are not automatically scheduled by the MRP run can be scheduled manually - fast and easily - by entering the required amount in the correct period (“Master Part Scheduling”). For subordinate production levels which are scheduled automatically, corresponding procurement proposals can be created in the same planning session by a simulative automatic MRP run (“MRP light”).
Simulation of changes to the demand and supply situation
The effect simulative changes in quantity or date of the receipts and demands have on capacity workload and subordinate production levels is immediately visible. The MRP-controller can simulate various situations and then save the best result.
Graphical display of MRP indicators
The graphical view of key performance indicators ensures a quick overview of the procurement situation.