Enhanced Missing Parts List – Usage

More and better information for buyers in an interface with enhanced opportunities for simulation and solution

By considering the entire logistical chain, is it possible to track the effects of the missing parts. Thereby, additional statements regarding quantities and sales in jeopardy can be made on the basis of SAP ERP master data and transaction data. Sorting and filtering enable efficient navigation through the prepared data.


The table can be sorted and filtered by relevant characteristics. In addition to sorting by earliest shortage, filtering by sales quantity in jeopardy or the affected customer group (A, B, C) can especially support the buyer in prioritizing his/her work. Additionally, the customers affected by demands in jeopardy are important and also specified here.

Quickly Recognizing Potential Solutions

The information summarizing the influence on sales requirements shows the buyer if it is expedient to insist on partial deliveries and which partial delivery quantities would prove effective. Furthermore, an estimation is made possible as to whether the sales in jeopardy will eventually lead to a more expensive delivery, warranting a more expensive method of transportation or the use of an alternative, more expensive part (e.g. stainless steel instead of steel). Additionally, sorting or filtering by delivery can help the buyer to purposefully and succinctly send inquiries.

Production Simulation

A further possibility for problem solving portrays shifts in production. For this purpose, the buyer can already see directly in the missing parts list what the maximum possible shifting is that does not endanger the logistical chain. This provides the basis for a decision as to whether the production agreement comes into question. Should the buyer be able to independently evaluate deadline decisions for production, these must be simulated. Then the buyer leaves his/her field of expertise and, in addition, must deal with the simulation of production planning.

At-risk Customer Orders

As an alternative to the usage analysis as a tree originating from missing parts, trees can also be inverted to originate from and span every customer order, from which it will be visible if and which parts are missing. Nevertheless, this additional view supports the role of the seller, not that of the buyer, and is available in another manifestation of the enhanced missing parts list.