Production Planning and Detailed Scheduling (PP/DS)

The Production Planning and Detailed Scheduling (PP/DS) Benchmark is one of three benchmarks in the SAP APO Benchmark suite. The component Production Planning and Detailed Scheduling (PP/DS) enables companies to plan and optimize multi-site production, while simultaneously taking into account product and capacity availability.

Benchmark Results

Two-tier Internet configuration, SAP APO 3.0A

Benchmark Description

Based on heuristics, a method of problem-solving that applies rules determined by experience or intuition, the Production Planning Benchmark solves specific planning tasks for selected objects, depending on the focus of planning – for example, products, operations, resources, or line networks – using a particular planning procedure algorithm.

This benchmark creates customer demands in each production plant and uses the production planning run to fulfill these demands. The benchmark covers two layers:

  • Plants that produce materials
  • Suppliers to the plants

For example, our supply network contains 20 suppliers, 10 plants, 10 distribution centers, and 250 transportation lanes. We assume 93 raw products and 10,000 finished products. In total, there are 120,093 location products. Each plant manufactures 2,000 finished products. At each DC, all 10,000 products are available.

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