APO in a variable input environment?

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carcass utilization
fishing industry
SAP Advanced Planner and Optimizer
SAP APO
variable inputs
I am currently working on a project that is investigating possible tools/solutions to solve our production planning problem. I work for a fish processing company that produceds hundreds of SKU's on a regular basis. The raw material supply is unpredictable and variable, and we have the same demand issues as any other consumer goods industry. On a daily basis we need to perform "production matching" to ensure that we are making the most profit, and that we are fully utilizing our fish carcasses. Is APO right for this space? Do you know of any fishing, or similar, companies using it at present?
ASKED: June 3, 2008  12:26 PM
UPDATED: June 5, 2008  2:51 PM

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Hi,

I propose you to invetigate 2 directions :

One is to use the continious production flow of SAP, that means that you have perhaps a defined number of finish product (not changing or slowly)

You will then use the cost object hierarchy to distribute the cost to the finish product… It’s done one’s a month, so it’s perhaps not what you wait.

The second is to take a totally different direction : work with configurable products. So with a few different product that you can adapt to the need (or the possible) you can go to the thrue finish product…

Each production order will give you its thrue cost, income & margin. Usually, it’s a make to order process (no make to stock)

I don’t know your business enough to give you more info. But I should be intersted to know your final choice.

Regards
Alain

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