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Plan to Inventory

Definition

Steps

The Plan to Inventory process can be classified into two major phases namely Planning and Execution

Planning
  • Generate Forecast
    • Review Sales History
    • Statistical Forecasting
    • Demand Planning
  • Rough-Cut Plan
    • Review Bottleneck Resources
    • Review Critical Components
  • Detailed Plan
    • Capture Customer Demand
    • Material Availability Check
    • Resource Capacity Check
Execution
  • Execute Plan
    • Create Schedule
    • Confirmations
  • Evaluate
    • Product Costing
    • Variance Analysis

The SAP Application Component for the Plan to Inventory business processes are Advanced Planning Optimization modules like Demand Planning, Supply Network Planning, Production Planning Detailed Scheduling and ERP Production Planning