You have to enter data in the article master to control the procedure and results of your replenishment planning. If you want to use Replenishment for external customers, two possible maintenance scenarios exist:
The data to be maintained is identical for both scenarios. This data is managed at customer level and it is therefore not assigned to a site.
The data that you can maintain in article maintenance includes the following:
Replenishments can only be planned if you have entered an RP type defined for Replenishment. The RP type must be assigned the RP procedure W and a planning method other than 1 (planned by external system). If the RP type is assigned the forecast indicator + (compulsory forecast), the target stock is calculated dynamically in the replenishment planning run. If you want to plan using a dynamic target stock, you must have previously forecast the sales.
Types RP (replenishment planning with static target stock) and RF (replenishment planning with dynamic target stock) are defined as standard.
You must maintain the target stock only if you have assigned an RP type for replenishment planning with a static target stock. The static target stock defines the stock figure for the article at the customerís after goods receipt. In replenishment planning, the replenishment requirement is calculated from the target stock as follows:
Replenishment requirement = target stock - current stock at customerís
The target range of coverage indicates the number of days between the goods receipt for the current planning run and the following goods receipt.
This indicator is always set. In Inventory Management (Materials Management), stock is always managed per site. However, it cannot be used to manage stock for customers.
This indicator only has an effect if Replenishment-based Inventory Management is used. If this indicator is set and replenishment is run, the quantities in follow-on documents generated are added to the stock figure used for Replenishment and are thus considered as expected goods receipts. It makes sense to set this indicator if the only information you have as the basis for Replenishment is store sales information.