03 Materials Planning

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  • 1. 
    Organizational levels in SAP ERP are structures that represent the legal and/or organizational views of an enterprise. A company structure is usually designed based on the company's business processes. The Material Planning business process utilizes two main organizational levels. Which of the following organizational levels are of high relevance for the Material Planning process? (2 correct answers)
    • A. 

      Plant

    • B. 

      Company Code

    • C. 

      Controlling Area

    • D. 

      Operating Concern

    • E. 

      Storage Location

    • F. 

      Client

  • 2. 
    The material master is the data object that contains all information necessary for the business use of a material. Thereby, the material master is organized in views. Which of the following views are of high relevance for the Material Planning process? (2 correct answers)
    • A. 

      MRP

    • B. 

      Accounting

    • C. 

      Work Scheduling

    • D. 

      Classification

    • E. 

      Purchasing

    • F. 

      Costing

  • 3. 
    The MRP, the Work Scheduling and the Accounting views are maintained plant-related. For production and material planning the MRP views are particularly important. Which of the following statements are true regarding the fields maintained in the MRP views? (4 correct answers)
    • A. 

      With the MRP type you can define whether a material is relevant in the MRP run and how which planning procedure is used.

    • B. 

      The lot-sizing procedure determines which quantity is produced without break or shifting for a certain procurement proposal.

    • C. 

      The procurement type of a material can be set to either in-house production or external procurement.

    • D. 

      The in-house production time depends on the lot size quantity specified in the MRP view.

    • E. 

      The strategy group and planning strategies determine among others whether independent requirements of a material are consumed by sales orders, or not.

    • F. 

      The consumption mode determines whether independent requirements of a material are consumed by sales orders, or not.

    • G. 

      Availability-to-promise checks in sales orders are controlled by the availability check group.

  • 4. 
    The bill of materials is a composition of all materials used for the production of a particular product. Which of the following statements are true regarding BOMs in SAP ERP? (3 correct answers)
    • A. 

      BOMs consist of header and item data.

    • B. 

      Each item of a BOM must be assigned to an item category.

    • C. 

      A material, which is a stock item in a BOM, must not have a material master, if it is a consumable material.

    • D. 

      BOMs can be created and managed as multi-level BOMs.

    • E. 

      Multi-level BOMs consist of multiple BOM alternatives.

    • F. 

      The BOM usage in the BOM header determines, for which business applications a BOM can be used.

  • 5. 
    Routings determine the required work steps relevant for production of a material. Which of the following elements are associated with routings? (3 correct answers)
    • A. 

      Item Category

    • B. 

      Routing Groups

    • C. 

      Group Counter

    • D. 

      Default Values

    • E. 

      Sequence

  • 6. 
    The material planning process in SAP ERP typically starts with the Demand Planning. Thereby, SAP ERP provides the Flexible Planning and the Standard Sales and Operations Planning (SOP) which are used for planning and forecasting material demands and future sales in logistics. Which of the following are elements of the SOP? (3 correct answers)
    • A. 

      Sales plans are created in the planning table using data from the sales and distribution module.

    • B. 

      Production plans must be created based on sales plans.

    • C. 

      The feasibility of a production plan can be assessed roughly by checking key resources.

    • D. 

      Product groups are created in SOP. For each product group, the system automatically creates a material master with the PROD material type. The Standard SOP can be executed for product groups only.

    • E. 

      Planning at higher product group levels can be disaggregated to the members of the product group using a proportion factor.

    • F. 

      SOP can only be carried out within one plant.

  • 7. 
    The Sales and Operations Planning planning table allows for the development of sales and production plans. A planning table is available for all membes of a product group hierarchy. Which planning elements does the planning table provide? (3 correct answers)
    • A. 

      Sales plan

    • B. 

      Aggregated plan

    • C. 

      Stock plan

    • D. 

      Target plan level

    • E. 

      Days' supply

    • F. 

      Target days' supply

  • 8. 
    In material planning, you have created a sales plan or a production plan for a product group. Now, you want to derive the sales and production plans for the individual members of this product group. Which of the following statements are true regarding the creation of lower level plans? (2 correct answers)
    • A. 

      Product group planning is disaggregated automatically to lower level plans when the production plan is saved and executed.

    • B. 

      You can disaggregate a sales plan of a product group to its members and then create a production plan on the member level.

    • C. 

      Creation of a production plan from a sales plan on product group level with consecutive disaggregation of the production plan to the lower level members is not possible.

    • D. 

      The sales or production plan must be sent to demand management, where it is utilized in planning the material requirements. After processing disaggregation, planned independent requirements are available in Demand Management.

  • 9. 
    You have several options when running the Material Requirements Planning in SAP ERP. Which of the following options are thereby available? (3 correct answers)
    • A. 

      You want to plan all materials of one plant and thereby account for all BOM components of this material. Therefore, you use the total planning.

    • B. 

      You want to plan one material of one plant and thereby account for all BOM components of this material. Therefore, you use the multi-level-individual planning.

    • C. 

      You want to plan one material of one MRP area and thereby account for the header material only. Therefore, you use the single-level-total planning.

    • D. 

      You want to plan all materials of one MRP area and thereby account for all BOM components of this material. Therefore, you use the interactive individual planning.

    • E. 

      You want to plan one material of one plant and thereby account for the header material only. Therefore, you use the single-level individual planning.

  • 10. 
    You want to run an individual planning in the Material Requirements Planning in transaction MD02. Thereby, you have several parameters for controlling the outcome of the MRP run. Which of the following options apply to the parameter settings? (3 correct answers)
    • A. 

      With the processing key you can set that the MRP run should be executed as regenerative planning, since you want to plan all materials within your planning scope.

    • B. 

      You want that the system processes the MRP list after the MRP run has been executed. Therefore you need to set the processing key.

    • C. 

      The indicator create purchase requisition is set, if you want the system to create additional schedule lines for externally procured materials.

    • D. 

      You can use the planning mode, if you want to cancel existing planning data and carry out a complete new planning.

    • E. 

      The creation indicator for purchase requisitions, schedule lines, and MRP lists can also be listed in the MRP group. Materials assigned to this MRP group are planned accordingly in the overall planning run.

    • F. 

      With the processing key you can set that the MRP run should be executed as net-change planning, since you want to plan only those materials that has undergone MRP relevant changes.

  • 11. 
    When running the Materials Requirement Planning, you have several options for processing key selection. In the initial screen for planning (MD01, MDBT, MD02, MD03, MD43), you can determine the type of the planning run. Which option do you have when setting the processing key? (3 correct answers)
    • A. 

      Regenerative planning (NEUPL) is only possible in total planning and plans all materials of the planning scope.

    • B. 

      Regenerative planning (NEUPL) covers only those materials that have unergone an MRP-relevant change.

    • C. 

      Net-change planning (NETCH) covers only those materials that have undergone an MRP-relevant change limited to a specific time span, e.g. one month.

    • D. 

      Net change planning for planning horizon (NETPL) is only possible in total planning and plans all materials of the planning scope.

    • E. 

      Net change planning (NETCH) covers only those materials that have undergone an MRP-relevant change.

    • F. 

      Net change planning for planning horizon (NETPL) covers only those materials that have undergone an MRP-relevant change limited to a specific time span, e.g. one month.

  • 12. 
    The MRP run in Material Requirements Planning detects shortfalls for materials and creates procurement proposals as a consequence. Which of the following statements are true regarding the creation of procurement proposals? (3 correct answers)
    • A. 

      The MRP run creates planned orders for a material, if the procurement type in the material master is set to "F (procured externally)" and the controlling parameter "create purchase requisitions" of the MRP run is set to "planned orders".

    • B. 

      The MRP run creates planned orders for a material, if the procurement type in the material master is set to "E (in-house production)" and the controlling parameter "create purchase requisitions" of the MRP run is set to "planned orders".

    • C. 

      The MRP run creates planned orders for a material, if the procurement type in the material master is set to "E (in-house production)" and the controlling parameter "create purchase requisitions" of the MRP run is set to "purchase requisition".

    • D. 

      The MRP run creates planned orders for a material, if the procurement type in the material master is set to "F (procured externally)" and the controlling parameter "create purchase requisitions" of the MRP run is set to "purchase requisition".

    • E. 

      The MRP run creates planned orders for a material, if the procurement type in the material master is set to "F (procured externally)" and the controlling parameter "create purchase requisitions" of the MRP run is set to "planned orders".

    • F. 

      The MRP run creates planned orders for a material, if the procurement type in the material master is set to "E (in-house production)" and the controlling parameter "create purchase requisition" of the MRP run is set to "purchase requistion".

  • 13. 
    What options are available for MRP run? (2 correct answers)
    • A. 

      Total planning online

    • B. 

      Individual planning

    • C. 

      Planned orders

    • D. 

      Planned independent requirements

    • E. 

      Planned dependent requirements

  • 14. 
    How is the lot size procedure determined? (1 correct answer)
    • A. 

      In the routing

    • B. 

      In the material master

    • C. 

      In the production version

  • 15. 
    In net change planning ... (1 correct answer)
    • A. 

      ... only those materials are planned that are used in a project.

    • B. 

      ... only those materials are planned that undergone an MRP-relevant change.

    • C. 

      ... all materials are planned.

  • 16. 
    Goods issue transactions posted in SAP ERP Materials Management can be assigned to a CO object. This type of transaction is called material consumption. When a goods issue is entered, which Management Accounting master data is used to record the consumption posting? (1 correct answer)
    • A. 

      G/L account

    • B. 

      Activity type

    • C. 

      Secondary cost element

    • D. 

      Primary cost element

  • 17. 
    You are explaining SAP ERP Material Planning to your collgues. They are interested in learning about the functions of material requirements planning (MRP). Which of the following statements correctly describe the features of MRP? (2 correct answers)
    • A. 

      MRP can be run at the plant level.

    • B. 

      MRP will first use forward scheduling to calculate the requirement's date.

    • C. 

      Regenerative MRP planning will plan only those materials that have been subjected to an MRP change.

    • D. 

      The suggested procurement quantity results from lot-sizing procedure that is set in the material master.

  • 18. 
    Which of the following statements regarding bills of material (BOM) in the material planning business process are correct? (2 correct answers)
    • A. 

      All components listed in the BOM line items require a material master record.

    • B. 

      The quantities in the line items refer to the base quantity defined in the BOM header.

    • C. 

      BOM usage determines the business applications for which a BOM ca be used.

    • D. 

      BOMs are created and maintained as multilevel bills.