The explanation, with no doubt, is more detail at SAP help. Quick points to remember (also there in SAP Help):
- This is basically used to replace the demand of one product to another (or others) during the release.
- You can have this split location-specific or cross-location (for this, do not maintain any entry for ‘Location’ in the product split table).
The date entered in the ‘Supply Date’ field gives the date from which the system is to only take stock of the new product into account. But anyways, this can be controlled by supersession chain under ‘Product Interchangeability’ – my personal recommendation: Do not maintain this field!
You don’t have ‘Location’ as a characteristic in Demand Planning, but you will have to release the demand at product/location level – as supply plan can only happen considering location along with product. It is in this case you use Location split.
In fact, this can also be used in case you don’t use 9ALOCNO as your location characteristic, but some custom info object. This means, you will have to define this info object in release profile (or transfer profile).
- If the split has to be maintained for all the products at a specific location, you can set Product = <<blank>>.
- The “valid to” field can be used in case you do not want to go for the split after a certain date.
- The proportion maintenance should be between 0 and 1, by the way.
This, you use if you have different storage periodicity between DP (say, months) and SNP (say, weeks). During the release, the monthly quantities of DP are disaggregated to weeks as per the proportions you maintained in the distribution function.
First, you create a distribution function (/SAPAPO/DFCT) and then you use this in period split profile (/SAPAPO/SDP_SPLIT).
The period split has below options (all self-explanatory).