Analysis by dimensions to check performance in the Manufacturing


This is a topic where we could benefit of analyzing our performance in the manufacturing área by using dimensions. Here, we had different inquiries where I believe it is good to explain what is our view about. As SCM individual we can benefit of using dimensions to have a different view of the Manufacturing área at an aggregated level:

  • Check variances posted to G/L
  • Analyze scrap and determine corrective actions
  • Analyze capacity or operation times posted against expected

From a dummy level perspective, a dimension is the “label” we add to our entries so we could later analyze this at an aggregated level instead. The way we are using dimensions when we are posting is what we are trying to clarify here.

First, let me clarify the acronyms I am using here:

  • PO – Production Order
  • POL – Production Order Line
  • POC – Production Order Component
  • POD – Production Order Dimension
  • POLD – Production Order Line Dimension
  • POCD – Production Order Component Dimension
  • ID – Item Dimension

Now, let me clarify the different scenarios we might be facing here when analyzing manufacturing with dimensions:

  1. PO has dimensions and Refresh
    1. POL: POLD should have POD + ID. If POD and ID contain the same Dimension Code then value from POD is used.
    2. POC: POCD should have POLD + ID. If POLD and ID contain the same Dimension Code then value from POLD is used
  2. PO doesn’t have any dimension and Refresh
    1. POL: POLD should have ID.
    2. POC: POCD should have POLD + ID. If POLD and ID contain the same Dimension Code then value from POLD is used.
  3. User changes POD (value only) and gets confirmation dialog for each updated dimension, if the line(s) should be updated (POLD)
    1. POL: POLD should have POD + ID. If POD and ID contain the same Dimension Code then value from POD is used.
    2. POC: POCD should have POLD + ID. If POLD and ID contain the same Dimension Code then value from POLD is used.
  4. User changes POLD (value only) and gets confirmation dialog for each updated dimension, if the components should be updated (POCD)
    1. POC: POCD should have POLD + ID. If POLD and ID contain the same Dimension Code then value from POLD is used.
  5. User deletes POD and gets confirmation dialog for each deleted dimension, if the line(s) should be updated (POLD)
    1. POL: POLD should keep all dimensions except deleted one
    2. POC: POCD should keep all dimensions except deleted one
  6. User deletes POLD and gets confirmation dialog for each deleted dimension, if the components should be updated (POCD)
    1. POC: POCD should keep all dimensions except deleted one

 Now, what about if I have a different customer process when analyzing the performance in my Manufacturing area? You still can use Default Dimension Priorities to define your own priorities here. That is under Financial Management module.

Comments (1)

  1. Torsten Dankert says:

    Is this to be continued?

    It seems like a the begin of something but not yet finished…