Discover how to calculate the materials you need for product manufacturing with greater accuracy and speed using the preconfigured MRP strategies in SAP.
- [Matthew] Hello, welcome to SAP MRP Strategies. I'm your instructor, Matthew Hunt. And before we begin, I will just give you a real quick overview of my history so you're a little familiar with me. I've been designing, developing, and teaching SAP courses for over 16 years. In my current employment, I'm a Solution Architect in the manufacturing and supply chain space for one of the world's largest consumer product goods companies. My experience both in information technology as well as on the business supply chain side of things makes me a leading effort in SAP's Production Planning, Materials Management, and Logistics Execution modules. I've traveled the globe teaching and speaking in various industry forums, and my passion is really advancing others' knowledge in SAP. I realize that you have many choices when it comes to your SAP training, and so I appreciate it that you have entrusted me with your training. I'm not going to read this next slide to you. This is a personal letter from me to you that I just wanted to give to you to encourage you on your studies and in your journey on SAP. So, feel free, on your own time, to just read through this letter. So, the course topic, as I said, MRP strategies. This course is designed for the Production Planning and Inventory Professional as well as any IT Professionals who support the aforementioned business units. This course, we will deep dive into what are MRP strategies, the configuration behind them, and so forth. I will show you both the business processes to support these strategies, as well as demo in an SAP test client all the transactions we use in this course. My goals for you by taking my course. First is that you would understand how to use the various MRP strategies. Second, that you would grow your confidence and knowledge in MRP and the preconfigured strategies that SAP delivers for you. That you would learn the end-to-end business processes behind each one of the MRP strategies. And finally, that you are able to recommend the right MRP strategy for any scenario that your company has. Goals for this course. That you would learn the Make to Stock Production strategies that come preconfigured in your SAP system. Second, that you would learn some of the Make to Order Production strategies that come preconfigured in the SAP system. I want you to learn how to plan at a component level if planning at the final product level is not possible, or it's a more stable signal at the component level. Finally, I want you to know how to make a hybrid strategy for a multi-use materials strategy where you're using maybe a component part both in production as well as a spare part. So those are the key topics that we're going to cover. And this is the agenda. So, we will start off by doing an overview of MRP strategies. Just, if you're not familiar with these, this will be a really good beginning section to get you into what are MRP strategies. Then we'll get into a group of strategies called Make to Stock strategies. So, if your business runs in a Make to Stock fashion, meaning that you're consuming product from stock, then these would be the strategies that you would probably be interested in. If your business is running in a Make to Order fashion, meaning that you do not produce the final assembly until you have a sales order, then you would want to look at the strategies under the Make to Order course. Finally, we have strategies that are at a component level, so planning at a component level, a lot of times, it's actually a lot easier to plan at the component level and not the final assembly level, specifically industries where you may have variant configuration, but you have similar components at the component level. So, also, not on the agenda, but at the very end, in the appendix, I have a cross-reference table that has all of the strategies and the requirements type for independent requirements and consumption, and then the requirements type for customer requirements and consumption. So when we get to the end, if I don't mention it after the summary slide, there is an appendix section where I've put a cross-reference table, and every single strategy that I talk about in this course, I will put in that table so you have a takeaway for you that you can cross-reference what the requirements type should be. Okay, well, like I said, I appreciate you trusting your education to me, and when you are ready to begin, I will see you in the next video.
- Make to stock (MTS) strategies
- Make to order strategies
- Planning at component level strategies
- Requirements planning
- Sales planning
- Production planning