Assignment of Lifecycle Profiles
You use this function to assign like profiles and phase-in/out profiles to planning areas.
You have created the planning area.
You have set the Lifecycle Planning Active indicator in the master forecast profile.
Before you can assign profiles to a planning area, you must decide which characteristic combinations are to be used for selection purposes. To do so choose Basic settings from the initial screen of lifecycle planning (seeSetting Up Lifecycle Planning).
To assign profiles to a characteristic value combination in a planning area select Assignments on the initial screen of lifecycle planning and choose .
You can either work in the table view or on detail screens. If you want to work with ranges, you must use detail screens. You can also use wildcards in the table view.
When working with wildcards, you can enter
You can assign each characteristic value combination a like profile, a phase-in profile, and a phase-out profile. For the phase-in and phase-out profiles you also specify a validity period. This period overwrites any period entered in the profile itself. Similarly, if the period specified is shorter than the number of periods contained in the profile, the shorter period is used, starting from the beginning of the time series. This means that periods at the end of the time series may be cut off.
To create a new assignment using the detail view, choose . On the dialog box that appears you enter:
You must have previously entered this characteristic value combination for the master planning object structure. Here you can use ranges but not wildcards. When you choose the system creates the individual combinations.
You must have created a profile previously. You can edit profiles from the main screen by choosing Goto, the relevant profile type and then Define.
To create a new assignment in the table view, simply enter the relevant details or use the pull-down box to display possible entries. In the table view you can use wildcards (*) for characteristics. Here you also enter the validity dates for the phase-in and phase-out profiles.
To change the profile(s) in the detail view, select the combination and choose . You can change the entries on the dialog box that appears.
When you have finished editing assignments choose to return to the master forecast profile.