8 Replies Latest reply: Feb 24, 2012 5:52 PM by James S.A. RSS

Difference between strategy profile SAP_CTP and strategy inside SAP_PP_CTP?

James S.A.
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Dear gurus,

 

could any of you tell me in which cases is SAP_CTP strategy profile (finite as default) used and in which cases is the strategy profile in the standard CTP heuristic SAP_PP_CTP (infinite as default)?

 

IIf the strategy is inside the heuristic, why do I need SAP_CTP at all?

 

I tried to make sense of it in the help pages and notes, but no luck...

 

thanks a lot,

 

Pablo

  • Re: Difference between strategy profile SAP_CTP and strategy inside SAP_PP_CTP?
    Swetha A
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    Hello Pablo,

     

    SAP_CTP strategy Profile is used  with time-continuous resources that were finitely planned.OSS notes 426563 (CTP settings ) and 663297 ( Strategy Settings for Planning documentation ) may be useful to you.

     

    Strategy profile for infinite scheduling

    If you use CTP focusing on taking account of the availability of important components and you do not require any finitely planned resource, you then use a strategy profile for infinite scheduling.

     

    SDN thread is also present for the same issue:

    http://forums.sdn.sap.com/thread.jspa?threadID=1645206

    Hope the information is useful

     

    regards

    • Re: Difference between strategy profile SAP_CTP and strategy inside SAP_PP_CTP?
      James S.A.
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      Thanks a lot for your answer,

       

      I had gone previously through your suggested OSS notes and post but could not find my answer, could you please clarify?

       

      I am using APO 7.0 and the CTP heuristic does include the strategy settings, and the heuristic is included in the planning procedure customizing,  therefore the settings in the PPDS customizing are always overruled?

      I am still puzzled, as I am obtaining multilevel finite planning when I create the sales order in ECC, but multilevel infinite planning when I create a finished product order in APO!

       

      regards,

       

      Pablo

      • Re: Difference between strategy profile SAP_CTP and strategy inside SAP_PP_CTP?
        Santosh Akiwate
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        Hi Pablo,

        I had similar confusion in my mind hence posted that theread some time back.

        Based on my test results my finding are as below.

        1. When sales order is created in ECC it will use setting from Global parameters in PPDS. This is the exception only for CTP process as we are planning interactively. So heuristic strategy settings are not considered there.

         

        2. When you create planned order manually for finished product in APO  it will use strategy settings from the stragy profile defined for interactive planning I.e. PP strategy in product veiw.

         

         

        This is based on test results and also analysis of problem faced in our project. As far SAP notes and help is concerned I am also not able to interpret what exactly it is pointing to.

        So if you set correct strategy setting in product veiw while manual planning too it will do finite planning.

         

        Regards,

        Santosh

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