SNP Optimizer and Deployment Optimizer

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SNP Optimizer and Deployment Optimizer

Post by saphelpwanted » Sat Dec 01, 2012 1:32 pm


we are currently working on a project and have trouble understanding how the configuration of the SNP and Deployment Optimizer work.

We have several questions concerning both:
- What is the main difference between these two buttons ? "Optimizer" and "Deployment Optimizer" ?
- Do you have to run the Optimizer first before you can run the Deployment Optimizer ?
- Are there any case studies available showing the functions of both ? Because we are no SAP Experts and currently enrolled students. Or can somebody explain step by step on a simple example what these two function do and how you configurate them???

We are really lost and would appreciate a lot your help.

Thanks in advance.


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Re: SNP Optimizer and Deployment Optimizer

Post by apo klaus » Tue Dec 18, 2012 3:21 am

Hi Anne,

what ist the main objective of your project ?

SNP allows to create a mid term plannung using SNP MRP run (heuristic) or using
SNP optimizer to create STOs and planned orders. Both can be done finit or
init (taking capacity supplys into accout, or not).

A totally different business process is to create a plan, how to deploy existing
stock, after production is finished. Therefor it uses a different optimizer

Best regards


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