How to get materials at vendor location created on APO
I am working on a project to try to do some capacity planning/what if analysis on SNP for materials created at a vendor location ( contract manufacturer). We currently do not maintain master data for the capacity of these vendors but it is something that the planners know of and take into account outside of APO when trying to determine the quantities for a PO.
We do not want to actually plan the items with PPMS, etc but are looking to at least get the materials created at the vendor location on APO. Can someone give me an idea of how we would do this via the CIF?
Thanks for your help.
Manish Kumar Rathi replied
Custom Program or exit will extend all the Materials availabe to all the available locations of type 1011.
If your requirement is not that than certainly you need a Z table or certain other flag by which you can identify materials which need to be extended to vendor location.
You can also use free attribute field on Product master to indentify materials .
you can activate it in APO IMG .
Advanced Planning and Optimization->Master Data->Maintain Freely-Definable Attributes