A Scheduling Agreement is a form of outline purchase agreement under which materials are procured on predetermined dates, within a certain time period.
SAP Business Network supports two types of Scheduling Agreements, namely,
- With Release Documentation, which is sometimes referred to as LPA or Release
- And, Without Release Documentation, which is sometimes referred to as LP or Agreement
Scheduling Agreements include at least one of the following three zones:
- Firm Zone
- Trade-off Zone
- Planning Zone
Each of the zones signals suppliers to take certain actions.
For an overview of the Scheduling Agreement Collaboration process, watch the video: