Optimization of production and procurement processes (PP/DS)
Advanced Planning PP/DS (Production Planning and Detailed Scheduling) is a module of SAP S/4HANA that helps companies optimize their production planning and control. PP/DS is an advanced planning and scheduling tool that is aligned with the company's needs and demand forecast. PP/DS can support a variety of manufacturing scenarios and processes, including make-to-order, batch, discrete, and process-based manufacturing.
Accuracy and efficiency: The central function of PP/DS in production planning
One of the most important functions of PP/DS is the ability to perform accurate and efficient production planning. With PP/DS, companies can perform detailed planning that takes into account both resource availability and capacity utilization. This means that companies can better control and optimize their production processes to shorten delivery times and improve customer satisfaction.
Increasing production efficiency with PP/DS: Matching production to plant capacities and materials
PP/DS enables companies to increase production efficiency by matching production to plant and machinery capacities and planning the production of expensive and scarce materials more efficiently. This helps companies reduce costs and increase profits by minimizing material waste and achieving better utilization of their production equipment. By increasing production efficiency, companies can also respond more quickly to changes in demand, shortening delivery times and improving customer satisfaction.
Accurate demand forecasting and optimized inventory management: benefits of PP/DS in SAP S/4HANA
With SAP S/4HANA's advanced planning PP/DS, companies can forecast demand more accurately by performing detailed demand analysis. This allows them to optimize material flow and inventory management, which enables them to better manage inventory and shorten ordering cycles. More accurate demand forecasting also leads to more efficient planning and management of production, which helps avoid bottlenecks and thus reduces production costs. Optimized inventory management also enables companies to reduce their capital commitment and increase their liquidity.
Summary of the benefits of PP/DS
In summary, SAP S/4HANA's PP/DS advanced planning helps companies optimize their production processes and improve their business processes. With PP/DS, companies can perform their production planning and control more efficiently and accurately, increase production efficiency, and better predict demand. In this way, companies can reduce their costs, increase their profits and improve their customer satisfaction.