Alternate Resource Set up & Selection from Scheduling Board in S/4 HANA 1709
The main purpose of this document is, to describe the sequence of steps to be followed, to set up the Alternate Resource/Alternative Modes, in PPDS S/4 HANA 1709 System. This set up will facilitate the Production Planner, to select any Alternate Resource maintained in the Plant, if there is any problem in already scheduled Resource (or) if there is any Business requirement, to carry out the Production, on the Alternate Resource, with just one click (Simply Drag & Drop) Let us take a look of the below typical Case, where we have 2 more Resources in the Plant, (Which can produce the same Product, acts as the alternate Resource)
Finished Material: FERT3
Raw Materials: RM_TEST2 & RM_TEST3
Work Centers: MACHINE1 & MACHINE2
Master Data steps
Follow the below mentioned sequence of steps
Create Characteristics (T Code: CT04)
Create the Characteristics, to classify (or) group the Resource(s) of the similar/same parameters
Create a Class with Class Type: 019
For SAP GUI, use T Code: CL02
Assign the Characteristic created in the above step, to this Class
Create all the necessary PP Master Data
Material Master, Bill of Materials, Work Center, Routing & the Production Version, keeping in mind, the finished Product is planned in PPDS
Create the Material Master with MRP Type X0 & also, activate the Advanced Planning Tab
Create the BOM, for the Finished Product (There is no change in the ECC BOM Creation & PPDS)
Create the Work Center, with activated: Advanced Planning ( for SAP GUI, use T Code: CR01)
In the capacity Header Tab, maintain the APO Resource details
Assign this Class to the Work Center, in the Classification (for one or more Resources)
Go to the change mode of the Work Center (For SAP GUI, use T Code: CR02) Path: Create/change Work Center>>> Extras >>> Classification>> Maintain the Classification details, to have the Option of Alternate Resource
Follow the same steps for the second Resource: MCHINE2, in the Plant: 1710
Please keep it in mind, the Class is created & has the Validity before it is assigned to the Work Center/Routing validity Date.
Assign the Classification, in the Operation details of the Routing
Go to the change m ode of the Routing (For SAP GUI T Code: CA02) & assign the Class Path: Change Routing >>> More>> Extras>>> Classification>>> Operation
**Note: Once the ECC Master data is maintained, perform the update/maintenance of the same, in PPDS, with the proper sequence, to have the completely synchronization of the Master Data
To have quick check, Execute Display Production data Structure,
with T Code: /n/SAPAO/CURTO_SIMU
Create the Demand/Requirement
(For SAP GUI, T Code: MD61)
Create some demand for the FG Material: FERT3, in the Plant: 1710, for some Qty: Ex: 100 & sae.The same requirements can be viewed from the Stocks & Requirements List (as shown below)
Schedule MRP Runs ( Fiori App)
(For SAP GUI, use T Code: MD01N)
Run the MRP & Covert the Planned Order to Production Order
Results of the MRP Run, System created the Planned Order for the required Independent requirement Quantity.
Convert the Planned Order to the Production Order
Convert the Planned Order to the Production Order from the Stocks/Requirements List
(For SAP GUI T Code: MD04)
System will pick up the Resource/Work Center. Based on the Master data maintained for that Material( As per the Production Version)
Production Scheduling Board (Fiori App)
For SAP GUI, use the T Code : /n/SAPAPO/CDPS3
After the creation of the Production Order, need to Schedule the Production Order, using the Scheduling Board
As a Planner, now we look at the Production Order Details, in the Scheduling Board (Fiori App)
Let us perform the Alternate Resource Selection from the Production Scheduling Board
In the next screen, System will prompt, for the action, Click on Adopt, for the changes to get reflected
Then after this activity, the Production Order (1000355, is scheduled on the Alternate Resource: MACHINE 2, as shown below)
You can view the same in the Production Operation details, with the Alternate Resource
So, by this way, Production Planner can easily shift any of the Production Orders, in the Scheduling board, to the desired Resource, based on the Alternates maintained from the Master data & the all the necessary Data will get updated automatically, in that Production Order
Kindly advise, for any additions/ modification required, to make this document as the most useful.
Thanks & Regards: Raja Sekhara Reddy Bannuru
Excellent Document. Keep posting.
Thanks Shivaji, for the Good words & encouragement. Best Regards : Raja
Great document! I have a question, this is the given example: Order 101 was rescheduled to an alternate resource via drag & drop on the Production Scheduling Board. Once the schedule is adopted, how is the change in resource reflected on the shop floor schedule? Something like COOIS would still show the order scheduled on the main work center, specified in the routing and not the alternate work center that it was rescheduled to in Production Scheduling Board. Is there way to display this change on shop floor schedule?
Thanks & best regards!
Regret for the delayed response.
Thanks for the kind feedback. Once the Alternate resource is selected, this changed work centre will get reflected in the Production Order & also other related transactions like COOIS, Scheduling Board & any other linked to this Production Order. Hope this is Clear. Thanks & Regards : Raja
I followed the steps but the alternative modes were not generated in PDS. could u help to take a check at it? thanks.
Hi RAJA SEKHARA REDDY BANNURU
if an order is produced on Multiple resources how it will be managed in PPDS.