Difference between strategy profile SAP_CTP and strategy inside SAP_PP_CTP?

Dear gurus,

could any of you tell me in which cases is SAP_CTP strategy profile (finite as default) used and in which cases is the strategy profile in the standard CTP heuristic SAP_PP_CTP (infinite as default)?

IIf the strategy is inside the heuristic, why do I need SAP_CTP at all?

I tried to make sense of it in the help pages and notes, but no luck...

thanks a lot,



Hi Pablo,

I had similar confusion in my mind hence posted that theread some time back.

Based on my test results my finding are as below.

1. When sales order is created in ECC it will use setting from Global parameters in PPDS. This is the exception only for CTP process as we are planning interactively. So heuristic strategy settings are not considered there.

2. When you create planned order manually for finished product in APO it will use strategy settings from the stragy profile defined for interactive planning I.e. PP strategy in product veiw.

This is based on test results and also analysis of problem faced in our project. As far SAP notes and help is concerned I am also not able to interpret what exactly it is pointing to.

So if you set correct strategy setting in product veiw while manual planning too it will do finite planning.



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