Basel, CH – June 2022
The New SAP Meat and Fish Management 5.9.1 by msg for SAP S/4HANA – Your Benefit
The new release SAP Meat and Fish Management 5.9.1 from msg for SAP S/4HANA, which is based on SAP Release 2021, has been extended with a broad range of additional functions and tools. Most of the amendments made are of minor nature and may be looked up in the respective release notes. The following article focuses on the key features that have been included in the latest version.
The module names for slaughter data processing are now predefined and delivered in the Meat standard, eliminating the need for configuration work. Also, the names can be used as predefined in the delivery.
The new features in Disassembly primarily focus on usability!
If a customer wants to add customer-specific fields to the disassembly entry (input and output), the usability is clearly improved especially when dealing with smaller screens. All information is displayed neatly on the right-hand side of the screen thus minimizing the need to scroll.
It is now also possible to call up the mass confirmation program for disassembly orders via a transaction code. For this purpose, transaction code /SPMEAT/TPA_CONFIRM was added.
In the templates for Planning, a new process, Cut Assignment, was added. Similar to the Push planning cockpit, it allows to plan per cut instead of per material. For instance, if you have a material that is destined for multiple cuts, you can now push it to the relevant cut(s).
In previous releases, users could see PDA records running into an error (Status D). However, the reason was not shown when processing multiple records. In the new release, error handling has been improved.
“Batch XYZ of material is locked by user XYZ.”
“Posting only possible in periods 2021/12 and 2021/11 in company code 0001“
The selection parameters of the PDA transactions are now logically grouped and fields that were not in use were removed, thus significantly improving clarity and usability for the users.
The Process Data Cockpit (transaction /SPDGS/PDAON) is used to call up the Further Processing Entry and Enter Process Orders areas, among others. After starting Further Processing Entry, a number of different functions are displayed in a toolbar in the order overview (e.g. change strategy or confirm order). These functions are currently not available at all or not fully functional for process orders. All those functions that were already available for discrete manufacturing have now been added for PP-PI (process orders).
It is now possible to select production or process orders using the order status (e.g. TECO – technically completed). It is also possible to use an own selection profile with user-defined statuses via a status profile in the selection.
Example for order status: REL – Released, TECO – technically completed, CLSD – closed, CNF – confirmed
In the previous releases the production batch settings were material or plant specific. It was not possible to differentiate by production version. In the new release the production batch settings can be maintained on production version level.
Example: Each mixer has a different routing and a different production version. Based on the order size, the right production version is selected and the production batch size for the mixer can be determined (e.g. 300kg).
Cycle-Based Production (CBP)
The major new feature developed for the CBP module is the Cross-Cycle Planning functionality. Release 5.9.1 comes with DPS processes that support the planning of dependencies between the different stages of live production. Regardless of which stock type you are dealing with or which phases are relevant – all phases and their interdependencies are supported.
Chicken producers, for instance, may actively plan how many DOCs will be produced in their hatcheries and assign the outputs to the respective broiler farms. In the case of laying hens, it starts with the expected eggs output which is assigned to the hatchery cycles. If you want to match your slaughterhouse requirements with the output of the broiler farms, the planning cockpits use MRP Calculation to reconciliate requirements and supply. This means that production quantities available from facility planning are aggregated to individual days and compared with existing requirements (e.g. slaughtering requirements from MRP Calculation). In a separate planning cockpit, the planned production cycles of the preceding level are displayed so that these requirement quantities and available quantities can also be compared, assigned and subsequently linked with each other.
The planning cockpits offer additional functions for even more convenient cycle planning. As you might already know – these cockpits are templates that can easily be adapted to the customer’s needs:
- Copying existing cycles (automatic transfer of existing information like duration, input, output and facilities)
- Mass creation of cycles (e.g. for one year)
- Assigning cycles to subsequent cycles (and facilities)
- Changing/deleting assignments
- Procuring animals (e.g. buying from external vendors instead producing your own eggs)
With these functions, the integration with the modules and processes of the SAP standard (PP, MM, SD, CO, PS) but also within SAP Meat and Fish Management to the subsequent processes (livestock procurement and slaughtering) was again significantly extended.
The DPS-RAF application now allows you to display the progress of the data acquisition (planed vs. actual).
Example: Feed consumption – planned 80 kg – actual 100 kg – visualized with a bar.
In DPS-RAF, all fields are generally displayed on the entry screens for both goods receipt and goods issue processes, even if they are not required for the entry process. This is the case, for example, when recording materials that are not subject to batch management. When calling up materials not subject to batch management, the following fields will no longer be output in the future:
- Production date
- Expiration date/SLED
Goods Receipt for Purchase Order
On various RAF entry screens, a function with which new batches can be created has been added, which comes in handy for goods receipt for purchase order, for example.
Similarly, an application has been provided in DPS-RAF with which to record the class characteristics.
The Replacement and Unplanned buttons can now optionally be shown or hidden. These settings are made per terminal using two indicators that are provided.
During an ongoing QM inspection, users are now reminded via messages when a new inspection point must be created due to a specified time interval having elapsed.
If we have piqued your interest with this article or if you are interested in a planning demo, please do not hesitate to contact Mr. Stephan Kronbichler (Business Development) E-mail phone +41 (0)61 508 21 42.