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Heuristic and Priority Based Capacity Leveling with SNP

I came across this business requirement to level production capacity simultaneously at multiple BOM levels, using the standard SAP SNP Capacity Leveling process. The standard process levels only one resource at a time without considering other dependent resources or products. There were circumstantial restrictions that

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Why IBP Is Hard to Sell (and Buy)

(By Mike Raftery) I can see it now, and I totally get it.  In order to build an application as large and complex as SAP’s Integrated Business Planning solution, you need to divide and conquer.  There are too many moving parts and the timelines are

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Charting a New Course Day 006: Risk & Sacrifice

(By Mike Raftery) Sometimes this all seems a bit small.  This weekend we took an extra day to remember our nation’s 239th birthday.  An extra day.  Seems like a nice benefit, but I heard a stat today that Americans get 10 days less vacation, on

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