|Software Component Version||ESM SCM 7.02|
The Service Parts Planning process component provides applications that support you in planning your supply chain for service parts. These applications include the following:
You can, for example, transfer the demand history, the forecast, or the inventory planning results created by Service Parts Planning (SPP) to an external system and use them for further planning in that system.
You can also transfer only the demand history to an external system and use it with your own logic to calculate the demand forecast. Then, you can transfer your own demand forecast back to SPP and use it for the other SPP planning processes, such as inventory planning or distribution requirements planning.
Alternatively, you can transfer only the demand forecast to an external system and use it with your own logic to calculate the inventory planning key figures. Then, you can transfer your inventory planning results back to SPP and use them for the other SPP planning processes.
Take into account the following behavior of the change and update operations of this process component when you use it:
The data transferred by request messages overwrites only those affected objects in the databases of the back-end system that are also filled in the message structure. This also applies to the individual items of list-like elements.
This means that if optional elements are not filled in a request message, then the back-end system leaves the values as they are in the affected fields in the database. The only exception to this behavior is when these values are automatically updated due to changes to other data.
This process component communicates with other process components using the following interactions:
The following entities are part of this process component:
|Manage Service Part Demand Forecast In||A service interface to group operations for creating, changing, and deleting one or more key figures belonging to the Service Part Demand Forecast business object.|
|Manage Service Part Inventory Replenishment Rule In||A service interface to create, change, and delete inventory replenishment rules, and to create, change, and delete key figures belonging to an inventory replenishment rule.|
|Product Activity In|
|Query Service Part Demand Forecast In||A service interface to find information about an existing demand forecast for a location product.|
|Query Service Part Demand History In||A service interface to find a demand history for a location product.|
|Query Service Part Supply Plan In||A service interface to find service part supply plan shortage data.|
|Service Part Order History In||A service interface to find service part order histories.|
|Service Part Order History Out||A service interface to respond to service part order history queries.|
|Service Part Demand Forecast||Prediction of time-dependent demands.|
|Service Part Demand History||Time-dependent history of demands.|
|Service Part Inventory Replenishment Rule||Time-dependent series of inventory planning data used for replenishment processes.|
|Service Part Order History||The Service Part Order History business object deals with the historical data of a demand order in the service parts planning environment.|
|Service Part Supply Plan||A service part supply plan provides service part shortage data for use in service parts planning.|
If you work with material, locations, or orders, you need to consider the type of identifier (internal or external). This has important implications for their use and for additional data that may be required. For more information, see IDs for Materials, Locations, and Orders .