Fluctuations in demand between delivery call-offs should ideally be within the tolerance limits agreed between the customer and supplier. In practice, it often happens that a customer exceeds or falls short of the limits for the release orders of delivery quantities. A clear view of the call-off development is therefore critical to business for the supplier, because this allows the supplier to avoid faults in the supply chain processes and therefore additional costs and better estimate his own delivery reliability. The SAP standard functions only offer insufficient options for this purpose.
This is precisely where the SPEEDI solution “Analysis of call-off behavior SD” comes in, which enhances the SAP standard free of modifications and makes the development of the customer’s call-off behavior completely transparent. With this SPEEDI solution, release orders (forecast delivery schedules, JIT delivery schedules, planning delivery schedules) can be analyzed flexibly across delivery schedules, i.e. aggregated, or for selected scheduling agreements – with respect to customers or products or product groups as well as at the day, week or month level.
A monitor graphically and clearly visualizes the result, either in 2D or 3D as a line or bar graph. Traffic light functions immediately signal whether the defined tolerance limits for the set delivery call-off quantities are violated (red traffic light) or not (green traffic light). Scheduling agreements that violate tolerance limits are merged in an overview list where the processor can examine every single scheduling agreement in the desired depth of detail.
This clear view of the call-off behavior and the call-off development forms an important basis for a reliable production and investment planning, because possible delivery bottlenecks and overcapacities are detected early on and faults in the value added chain are avoided. It also gives the supplier powerful arguments in conversations with the customer.
The aggregated view can also be used to determine whether the customer’s call-off behavior has “subtly” changed over a longer time period. The release orders do not necessarily have to exceed the set tolerance limits, but rather may build up or cancel each other out (bullwhip effect). Conclusions about the call-off behavior in the future can also be drawn from the aggregated view, which allows for even more accurate planning.
In the SPEEDI solution, your own time and quantity filter (ZMT) can be configured and centrally maintained to analyze tolerance deviations. For example, it can be defined whether an evaluation is carried out at the day, week or month level and whether the permissible deviation is specified by value, for example, in euros, by quantity or in percentage.
The SPEEDI analysis call-off behavior SD solution also offers the option to determine the quality of the preview data of the customer according to the forecast quality key figure (FQ) defined in the VDA recommendation 5009. The tracking signal (TS) as another key figure can also be used to determine whether a requirement has been over or under-estimated.
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