Flexible Planning: Determining Plants for Transfer to Demand Management

Description

In Release 4.0 it is possible to transfer data to Demand Management from information structures of Flexible Planning without the characteristic "plant". The system uses the plant distribution quotas you set in Define proportional distribution across plants to transfer the data.

Plant distribution (sometimes known as the warehouse split) now works as follows:

1. If a plant or plants can be found for the material in the planning hierarchy, data is transferred to Demand Management for these plants.
2. If no plant can be found in the planning hierarchy, the system checks to see which plants have been maintained for the material in the material master record. It then checks to see whether distribution quotas have been maintained for the material in Define proportional distribution across plants. If quotas have been maintained, the transfer to Demand Management is based on these quotas.
3. If no distribution quotas are found for the material, the system checks to see whether you have set generic distribution quotas; that is, distribution quotas that apply to all materials. If so, the transfer to Demand Management is based on these quotas. If generic quotas exist for some but not all plants maintained in the material master record, the system assumes that the distribution quotas of plants without generic quotas are 0.
4. If no distribution quotas are found at all - neither material-specific nor generic quotas, the system splits the data equally among all the plants in the material master record.

Further notes

See also the release note

Flexible Planning: Synchronized Transfer of Data to Demand Management.