In this Blog will discuss What’s New about Predictive Material and Resource Planning (pMRP)
With SAP latest release on 1909 HANA On-Premises Version, new functionality has been introduced to improve Capacity Issues, the new functionality is pMRP – Predictive Material and Resource Planning
The same is available in 1905 Cloud version as well
Before we go in detail it’s not Existing MRP (Material Requirement Planning) it’s a brand new functionality.
PMRP helps you to identify capacity issues and solve them early in the planning process itself.
The goal of predictive material and resource planning is to identify potential capacity issues and to evaluate possible solutions as early as possible based on the simplified requirements plan using a simplified material requirements algorithm. As a result of the simulation, production planners are prepared to take decisions on changed conditions, for example with regard to requirement planning, resource plans, preproduction, or make-or-buy decisions.
pMRP Process will as per below flow, will discuss in detail one by one. before that Master Data is Important
Basic Data for pMRP
Before working on pMRP simulations, we need to make sure that we have basic MRP data active versions.
Make sure that you have the following basic data available:
- Bill of Material
- Work center
- Production version
- Planned Independent Requirements (PIRs)
- Define Simulation
- Copy and Simplify Master Data = Reference Plan
To define a simulation scenario, to determine the reference plan and to actually create a simulation, you start a scheduling job.
You define a simulation scenario by determining which data based on material resource planning (MRP) should be considered as reference data by the simulation in pMRP. One defined set of reference data is a reference plan.
- Create pMRP Simulations
By using New Fiori Apps Schedule pMRP Simulation Creation
With this App, we can schedule the creation of pMRP simulations. In order to process simulations, the system creates simplified data based on our operative data for material resource planning. This data is used as reference data in pMRP. A set of defined reference data is a reference plan which can be used for creating multiple simulations.
- Process pMRP Simulations
With this App, we can create multiple simulations, check the impact of simulated changes to capacity or demands on the KPIs, and take informed decisions for our production planning.
Key Features of this app will Demand Plan Simulation & Capacity Plan Simulation in each simulation we will have different parameters that can be simulated/adjust
Demand Plan Simulation
- Process multiple simulations
- View capacity issues
- Change demand quantities
- Adjust simulations
- Release simulations before implementing the changes to the operative material requirements planning (MRP)
Capacity Plan Simulation
- Get an overview of the capacity situation of a work center for the defined time period (bucket)
- View all top-level demands of the work center and their share in consumption
- Change the available capacity
- Adjust Simulation Plan
- Analyze Plan
we can copy a simulation plan to create multiple simulations that we can compare. In a simulation plan, we can display capacity issues. Then we can make changes to the capacity of work centers or the quantity of a top-level demand to solve the capacity issues. These changes are only simulations which we can compare to analyze the impact of the changes on our delivery performance or our capacity situation.
- Implement Changes to Operations
When we decide to implement a simulation plan in our operative MRP, we release the simulation plan. Based on the analysis of the pMRP simulation plan, we can adjust our planning decision and implement the simulated changes in our operative database of our material requirements planning. To do this, we check and adjust the buffer levels for our products, before starting a new operative MRP run
This is a high-level overview of pMRP, and my understanding of the functionality very soon the same will be processed in the HANA 1909 system and will share in detailed knowledge with step by step process
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