Touchless autonomisation of operational planning has the overall aim to implement a system that operates autonomously under normal circumstances – under so called “happy flow” –, and that can automatically involve planners in certain events. The following constraints might be formulated, among others:
Thanks to the bidirectional real-time synchronization of master and transaction data in SAP, the plans created always match capacity at plant and material level. ORSOFT applies a complex MRCP (Material Resource Capacity Planning) run with finite capacities – meaning all planning runs are executed with limited available resources and without overloads – which is not available in SAP.
The initial trigger for planning autonomisation is based on the implemented and AI (artificial intelligence)-aided CTP (Capable to Promise) check – which interacts between the ORSOFT planning tool and the central SAP. Only in the event of trade-offs such as missing resources at material and capacity level, automated alerts are displayed and sent as an e-mail notification to the planner.