ATP check

Global Available-To-Promise (APO-ATP)
Function used to check, together with certain basic methods, if a product can be confirmed. The following basic methods exist: y Product availability check

The availability check is carried out against the ATP quantity. In the R/3 System, this is called the availability check using ATP logic. y Product allocations

The product availability check is carried out against product allocations. y Forecast check

The availability check is carried out against planned independent requirements. In APO, advanced methods of the availability check exist in addition to the basic methods. For example: y Combination of basic methods

A sequence of basic methods for carrying out the availability check (for example, 1. product availability check; 2. product allocations) is determined in the check instructions. y Rules-based availability check

Rules are used to control how the system reacts after an availability check, which was determined in the check instructions, if the requested product could be only partially (or not at all) confirmed. Options include: y y y product substitution sourcing production

Availability Check With or Without Replenishment Lead Time
Use
In Customizing, you define whether the availability for a combination of checking group and checking rule is checked with or without the replenishment lead time . The replenishment lead time is the time necessary to provide a material either by in-house production or by external procurement:

. and goods receipt processing time . o Availability If a requirement cannot be covered by receipts. All times are specified in number of days. planned delivery time.y y For external procurement. it has the following consequences: o The availability is checked only for requirements within the replenishment lead time. The ATP check only includes the planned delivery time. If the total replenishment time and the in-house production time are maintained. including all production levels from raw material procurement to final assembly. the availability is checked for each requirement time without taking the replenishment lead time into consideration. then the total replenishment lead time is included in the ATP check.in the same way as for forward scheduling in MRP. The only exception is the planned delivery time. the replenishment lead time consists of the purchasing department processing time. o o o If the total replenishment time is maintained then this is included in the ATP check. y If the replenishment lead time is not taken into consideration. the system checks whether the total lead time is maintained in the material master (MRP 2 view). For in-house production. then the in-house production time is included in the ATP check. the end of the replenishment lead time is the earliest date that the material can be confirmed. If only the in-house production time is maintained and not this total replenishment time. Requirements outside the replenishment lead time are considered to be available as the system assumes that these materials can be provided by planning within the replenishment lead time. you can use the Check Against Allocations. This is the estimated production time for a material. this is specified in calendar days. If you do not want to work with infinite quantities. Features You can choose whether or not the replenishment lead time is taken into consideration in the availability check: y If the replenishment lead time is taken into consideration.