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FAQ - Distribution Planning in R12 - DRP / DPP (Doc ID 761820.1)

Last updated on JULY 25, 2023

Applies to:

Oracle Advanced Supply Chain Planning - Version 12.0.4 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


Development and Product Management for APS (Advanced Planning and Scheduling) Applications, working with Support has put together this list of Frequently Asked Questions to help Support and Users have a better understanding the Distribution Planning:

Users Guide Used For Reference

Oracle Advanced Supply Chain Planning Implementation and User's Guide
Release 12 (12.1.1) Part No. E13358-02  - October 2008 (Download Link - 8.6 MB)

Resource List

<Note 412702.1> Getting Started with R12 - Advanced Planning and Scheduling Suite FAQ
<Note 414332.1> Getting Started With R12 - Advanced Planning Support Enhanced RCD
This includes links to presentations and PDF of Powerpoint presentations.
<Note 397199.1> R12 Feature Document - Distribution Planning

For 12.1.1 - See <Note 763631.1> R12.1 Advanced Planning and Scheduling - Support Enhanced RCD - Release Change Document

Questions and Answers

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In this Document
 Users Guide Used For Reference
 Resource List
Questions and Answers
 When discussing Distribution Planning, why do some people use the term DPP and others DRP?
 What are the main features of Distribution Planning?
 Does Distribution Planning look at resource constraints?
 What kind of business/verticals require Distribution Planning solution?
 How does typically ASCP integrate with Distribution Planning solution?
 Does Distribution Planning looks into multi level BOM?
 What is inventory rebalancing?
 I want to do inventory rebalancing only after ensuring that my next 4 days demands are met. Only excess over and above that should be used to transfer it to other org. Is it possible?
 What types of supplies are considered available for inventory rebalancing?
 What planning method I should use to plan my items in Distribution Planning?
 I am not able to plan trips, Why?
 How do I set up by Shipment Method / Transit mode capacities?
 What is the default demand priority used by Distribution Planning. Is it mandatory for me to define demand priority?
 When should I define/use demand priority rules?
 Can we have telescopic allocation buckets?
 What is the use of allocation buckets? How do the rules for demand priority, allocation bucket and supply allocation work together?

 Which calendar is used to create allocation bucket?
 By default Sales Order (SO) has higher priority than Forecast, does it mean if SO on Day10 and Forecast is on Day3, we still allocate the supply to SO first and starve the Forecast?
 Is it mandatory to define supply allocation rules?
 Can we have allocation from some sources based on org priority and from other sources based on demand prioritization rule?
 I have demand at Org2 and Org1 is source, which has supply. When I run Distribution Planning plan, I see two types of shipment orders. It generates recommended shipments and planned shipments. What is the difference between the two types?
 Which order modifiers are considered by Distribution Planning?
 Does Distribution Planning support Planning Time Fence (PTF)?
 How does Infinite Time Fence (ITF) Horizon Days work? Is it applicable to all the orgs?
 Are allocation buckets end dates fixed or dynamic?
 I am not able to release IR/ISO. Getting errors, which look related to OM in the log file
 What are the Distribution Planning specific profiles, which I need to be aware of?
 Why Does DRP Plan Show Zero Qty for PO Or Req With Action - Cancel?
 When releasing an internal Order from Distribution Planning, the In transit Lead time is not reflected in the Suggest dock date - Why?
 How To Use The New User Defined Row For The Horizontal Plan in 11.5.10, 12.0 and 12.1
 Why do sometimes I don’t see my future firm supplies netted with current demand and I see a new planned order created by DRP?
 With 11.5.10 source, why am I not able to release Inter Operating Unit planned Inbound shipments?
 Sometimes I don’t see inventory rebalancing happening even though I have enough supplies in the supplying org.
 Why Target Inventory level when maintaining Safety Stock is enough for me?
 How can I define target and maximum inventory levels?
 Why are All Planned Order Supplies from Supply Schedule (ASCP Plan) Firm in the DRP Plan output? Can We Release These Planned Orders from the DRP Plan?
 Can DRP see IR/ISO that is created by Inventory Min-Max Planning?

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