Scheduling Agreements

Entering Forecast Delivery Schedules into SAP Scheduling Agreements without Errors

As component supplier in the automotive or electronics industry, you provide your customers with large quantities of similar products, components, or materials. An outline agreement defines, what partial quantities should be delivered when to the customer. They are requested via forecast delivery schedule.

High Efficiency and Transparency Mean Added Value

The SPEEDI scheduling agreement copiers for SD and MM, which simplify and streamline the creation and rejection, as well as copying of scheduling agreements, offer tangible benefits as well. SPEEDI modules for SAP MM scheduling agreements optimize your own processes to vendors as well.

SPEEDI not only provides you with very efficient and transparent scheduling agreement processing in SAP ERP, but also ensures a high degree of process reliability and reduces manual tasks to a minimum. You have more time for your core tasks – a clear added value.

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Correct Processing of Release Orders in SAP Scheduling Agreements

In the SAP environment, the related processes are handled via SAP scheduling agreement. The major challenge is to process incoming scheduling agreements completely and without errors in the SD scheduling agreement. This is the only way to ensure that customer requirements are updated in SAP and the open delivery quantities calculated correctly in a timely manner. Beyond that, a lot of information from the forecast delivery schedule must be transferred later into the shipping process.

This can often be difficult, in particular, if you are a component supplier in the automotive industry, due to the complex requirements of the manufacturers. For example, this applies to the release order logic at HONDA USA, at NISSAN or, within the scope of the new logistics concept (NLK) at Volkswagen. The manufacturer often also transmits additional data, for example within the scope of the Release Authorization Number (RAN), which must also be added to the SAP scheduling agreement.

Analyzing Release Order Behavior Across Scheduling Agreements

Requirement fluctuations in forecast delivery schedules also impact your scheduling and production planning. Here, it is usually agreed on certain limits. However, the customer does not always comply with them. Checking the agreed tolerances already during entry of a release order helps to detect violations early and to react in a timely manner.

An analysis of the release order behavior across scheduling agreements at the daily, weekly, or monthly level provides you additionally with an overview, when tolerance limits were violated and whether the release order behavior of the customer slowly changed across an extended time frame. Based on the analysis of MM delivery schedules, the own release order behavior can be optimized as well.

The option to disable the fiscal year change in SAP Standard and to adjust the periodic calculation of the cumulative quantity correction to the specific requirements of the respective customer using the SPEEDI functions for the year change instead is advantageous as well.

Integrating Scheduling Agreement Processes in SAP with SPEEDI

The standard functions of SAP ERP do not or only insufficiently support these and numerous other requirements. Thus, ABAP-based customer developments or Excel solutions are used.

This is, where WSW Software can help. Whether during year changes, tolerance line checking, or release order analysis – we extend the SAP Standard without modifications using our proven SPEEDI routines and solutions, providing you with IT-supported and largely automated processing of scheduling agreements directly in SAP ERP.

We also provide special SPEEDI solution packages, so-called OEM packages, which consistently map the complex requirements of individual manufacturers in SAP ERP. This covers the integration of forecast delivery schedules including additional data in the SAP scheduling agreement, up to outputting advanced shipping notifications, and the correct preparation of labels and forms for delivery.