SAP IBP for response and supply


After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Understand the innovations in IBP for response and supply

Enhancements to Response and Supply

You can now delete substitution orders using the application job for deleting planned receipts.

In the application job Order-Based Planning: Delete Planned Receipts, you can now delete substitution orders by selecting the new Substitution Orders parameter in the Receipt Types section. You can run this application job in the Planner Workspaces app, from an application job template in the Excel add-in. Alternatively, you can run the application from the Application Jobs or Application Jobs - Order-Based Planning app.

Make sure that the selection criteria for the deletion scope are set to Location Product Attributes.

You can now delete Subcontracting Purchase Orders in app Projected Stock.

  • You can delete Subcontracting Purchase Orders in planning versions and scenarios only.
  • If you want to delete a Subcontracting Purchase Order in the base version, you must delete it in the ERP system.
  • Corresponding schedule lines and delivery documents are deleted as well.

Rules for master data maintenance can now be applied automatically if set accordingly. The automated maintenance process runs in real-time, whenever rules become applicable. The following events trigger automated runs:

  • Changes in the target master data type.
  • Updates in the filter attributes.
  • Changes in the master data types used in join conditions.

Rule automation can be set for rules that create or change master data.


Inherit lot size attribute value after RTI integration from location product level to source of supply level (PDS header level).

Various other use cases can be supported as well.

Changed Planning Start Determination for OBP Finite Heuristic and Optimizer

So far, planning runs using the finite heuristic or optimizer algorithms have used the UTC time stamp to determine the planning start. This behavior can lead to planning starting on different days in different time zones. In periodic views, this can look as if planning runs created supply elements in the past, which can cause a rescheduling during integration.

We provide a new planning start determination that is based on the planning start date instead. The planning start determination depends on the planning start and time zone specified in the planning run template. This specific date, beginning at 00:00:00 in all time zones, is used as the earliest day to create new supply.

If you have been using order-based planning before the 2402 release of SAP Integrated Business Planning for Supply Chain (SAP IBP) already, you can switch on the new behavior for the finite heuristic. To switch on the new behavior, set the global configuration parameter FINITE_HEUR_USE_CURRENT_BUCKET in the RESPONSE parameter group to TRUE. For new customers, TRUE is automatically set. As of the 2411 release, the old behavior will no longer be available.

For planning runs using the optimizer, the new behavior is already in place with release 2402.

  • The action Change at the top of the planned distribution orders list of the Planner Workspace component Transportation Load Building allows you to interactively change the following:
    • stock transfer requisitions
    • deployment requisitions
    • purchase requisitions
    • subcontracting purchase requisitions

    It is active if a distribution order is selected.

  • The change dialog allows you to change the source location, mode of transport, planned date, and quantity of the distribution order. It also allows you to change the target location and planned start date of a stock transfer requisition or deployment requisition.
  • The changed distribution order is rescheduled by considering the selected date and the durations and calendars of the selected transportation lane.
  • If the changed distribution order does not match the applied filters and time periods, it is no longer visible in the distribution order list. However, a data simulate or data save, simulates or saves the changed distribution order.
  • You can change a distribution order to a transportation lane, which has no transportation group assigned. In other words, to move it to a transportation lane where no transportation load building can be done. In this case, the changed distribution order is not visible anymore in the distribution order list, but it is simulated or saved.

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