Are you a supply chain professional or practitioner who is always striving to find ways to keep your customers better satisfied? If your answer is yes, then this is the book for you! Here, you will find practical knowledge, configuration steps, and useful tips and tricks to maximize the efficiency of your SAP system. Upon completion of this book, you will have a firm understanding of how SAP global available-to-promise (GATP) product within SAP SCM suite can streamlines your company’s order fulfillment processes.
SAP PRESS has recently released new publication on SAP GATP where you can:
- Discover the power of global ATP with this complete and practical reference
- Explore how global ATP works and integrates with other key SAP software
- Master core functionalities and configuration techniques to streamline your organization’s order -to-cash business processes
What Will I Learn?
The book provides comprehensive guidelines not only for implementing the ATP
solution within the order fulfillment business process, but also to maintain the
production environment. Each chapter explains global ATP functionality, configuration, master data, and testing steps to fulfill customer business requirements while integrating a specific business case. Most of the business examples you will see are based on the authors’ project experiences.
The book starts with an introduction to the order-to-cash (OTC) business process
and explains how available-to-promise (ATP) fits in the overall process (Chapter 1).
Then the global ATP functionality and its core features are introduced in Chapter 2.
The next couple of chapters focus on global ATP technology (Chapter 3) and basic
configuration, along with master data requirements for global ATP (Chapter 4).
After this preliminary introduction, the book dives into the core capabilities functionality within global ATP. Starting with transportation shipment and scheduling using condition technique or configurable process schema to derive a correct availability date, based on logistics lead time (Chapter 5), the book next introduces the Rule-based mechanism for the ATP check. The rule-based functionality (Chapter 6) allows a company to formulate its business rules to be based on product and/or location substitution during the ATP check for different document types – sales orders, stock transport order, scheduling agreements. Setting up business priorities during order processing and proper product allocation (Chapter 7) is critical for a company to make a profit from sales. Due to constant changes in the supply chain situation, the backorder processing (BOP) (Chapter 8) provides the latest ATP corrections with new technique of EDQA (Event driven quantity assignment) which triggers automate workflow to kickstart BOP in background.
For some of the manufacturing scenario (make-to-order) variants, global ATP directly integrates with production (Chapters 9 and 10) to calculate the capacity and critical component checks necessary to derive the material availability check, against which the ATP check needs to be performed using Capable-to-Promise and Multi-level ATP checks. The integration with supply chain planning (Chapter 11) and SAP Customer Relationship Management (SAP CRM) (Chapter 12) provides a foundation for global ATP to improve the current business processes in OTC and planning function areas.
The closing section of the book provides an overview for how the global ATP
business process can be mapped in the service-oriented architecture (SOA) environment (Chapter 13). Last, we explain in Chapter 14 how a good housekeeping of the global ATP system is imperative for monitoring and maintenance in the production environment.
The Appendix section contains some valuable information about the minor and
major technical enhancement possibilities in global ATP, and also lists some of
important SAP OSS developer notes.