Manage Material Requirements Planning Exception Messages in SAP

How to Categorize and Evaluate Exceptions into Plan, Schedule and Inventory Areas

Exceptions generated via material requirement planning (MRP) on the MRP elements should be evaluated daily or, at a minimum, weekly. Managing MRP exception messages effectively at the operational level is an essential business activity because these messages impact operational key performance indicators (KPI). Depending on the organization size and product volumes there could be hundreds or thousands of MRP exception messages. Managing exception messages can be difficult without the planning department following a structured process. Mismanagement could impact the bottom line, which in turn affects customer satisfaction.

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Venkata Ramana Nethi, CSCP, CPIM Manager IT Build-Run Operations & Quality, Schlumberger
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Venkata Ramana Nethi, Manager IT Build-Run Operations & Quality at Schlumberger, has 20 years of experience including SAP and domain expertise in manufacturing and planning. He joined Cameron in 2010, which was acquired by Schlumberger in 2016, and is responsible for SAP production planning, advanced planning and optimization (APO), and Quality modules including process study, design, implementation, and support in manufacturing and supply chain business transformation solutions. Before joining Schlumberger, Venkata was an SAP production planning consultant at Wipro Technologies, where he led SAP PP implementation and support projects for a global client base. Prior to that, he was manager at VOLTAS manufacturing unit based in India where he was responsible of production planning and shop floor manufacturing processes of refrigerator and commercial cooler products for CPG customers. Venkata has CSCP and CPIM certifications and his expertise ranges from business case analysis to implementation and production support engagements in manufacturing and supply chain planning transformation initiatives. He is also involved in sales and operations planning supported by SAP Integrated Business Planning and the solution’s integration with various systems to support demand and supply planning.