Oracle Supply Chain Planning Cloud vs Advanced Supply Chain Planning

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Oracle Supply Chain Planning Cloud

Functional Comparison - Supply Chain Planning Cloud vs Advanced Supply Chain Planning

EBS Description  Translates to Supply Planning Cloud 
Oracle Advanced Supply Chain Planning Supply Chain Planning Cloud
EDD (Enforced Demand Due Date) / ECC (Enforced Capacity Constraints) Constrained Planning
(Only the functionalities that are substantially different/ enhanced have been mentioned)
Criterion Cloud Improvement Score Cloud Applications (Release 13 - 21C) EBS Applications (Release 12.2.4 & above) Cloud Improvement Metrics Rationale for Score
Functionalities : Gaining efficiencies by having efficient business processes supported by Cloud
Attribute Based Planning Work Order Transaction processing score
  • Plan, analyze, and generate recommendations with user-defined attributes linked to Supplies and Demands
  • Configure 'Netting Sequences' to implement business rules for demand-supply match based on attributes
Not supported Improves Efficiency
Process Improvement
Improves Data Integrity
Eliminates Extension/ Workarounds
Improves Compliance
Extensively sought-after functionality. Prevalent in certain industries (e.g. Semiconductors), and useful for business scenarios such as Customer Qualifications and Trade Regulations
Order Backlog Management Cost Scenario score
  • Schedule Sales Orders based on configurable demand priority rules. Run simulations and implement changes in the Execution system (ERP)
  • Considers alternate sources and work definitions (Routings)
Could be achieved in part using Net Change, specifying Implemented Date and Releasing Sales Orders Improves Efficiency
Process Improvement
Improves Data Integrity
Eliminates Extension/ Workarounds
Improves Compliance
Efficient way of achieving higher Fill Rate for Sales Orders
Constrained Planning Work Order Transaction processing score Better control for Planners - Practical combination of Demand, Capacity and lead-time constraints. Capacity constraints are honored within the lead time and can be violated beyond the manufacturing lead time EDD & ECC come as two different plan options in ASCP and not as a combination. ECC plans can get too complex and cumbersome to analyze for the planners leading to lower and delayed user adoption Improves Efficiency
Process Improvement
Improves Data Integrity
Eliminates Extension/ Workarounds
Improves Compliance
We are rating user adoption to be higher than Plan Accuracy, which is comparitively difficult to achieve
Plan Run Options Error Fixing for Work Order imports score Provides three options:
  • "Do not refresh with the current Data", to be used for simulation plan runs,
  • "Refresh with selected current data", to be used for running the plan with only selected refreshed data elements amongst, Forecast, Sales orders or Supplies
  • "Refresh with current data" to be used for running the plan on current set of collected data. This provides better flexibility for simulation plan runs
Provides two options:
  • Latest collected data
  • Previously refreshed Memory Based snapshot in case of simulation plan runs
Improves Efficiency
Process Improvement
Improves Data Integrity
Eliminates Extension/ Workarounds
Improves Compliance
Better control in SCP cloud with respected to selective refresh option for simulation runs
Lead Time Constraints Work Order Transaction processing score Lead time constraint is considered as a hard constraint and is never violated. Enforce Purchasing Lead Time is controlled at Item Level, additional flexibility to control lead-time constraints Lead time constraint is always honored in a capacity constrained but the same can be violated in EDD constraint plan. Enforce purchasing lead constraint is available as Plan Option, so its either turned on or off Improves Efficiency
Process Improvement
Improves Data Integrity
Eliminates Extension/ Workarounds
Improves Compliance
Model real world lead-time constraint scenarios. Eg: Leadtime constraints only for 'A' class items
Resource Capacity Planning Error Fixing for Work Order imports score Resource capacity constraints honored only within the manufacturing lead time. Post manufacturing lead time, bottleneck resources can be overloaded. Alternate and simultaneous resources honor constraints as primary resources. In case of constraints outside the manufacturing lead time only primary resource is overloaded once alternate/ simultaneous resources are 100% loaded Resource capacity constraints are honored throughout the planning horizon irrespective of the lead time. Alternate / simultaneous resources also honor the same constraints as primary resource throughout the planning horizon and will not be overloaded in a resource capacity constrained plan Improves Efficiency
Process Improvement
Improves Data Integrity
Eliminates Extension/ Workarounds
Improves Compliance
Planners will find this feature more suitable to their day to day operations. Minor resource capacity constraints in real life also can be overcome through capacity augmentation beyond the lead time
Supplier Constraints Work Order Transaction processing score Supplier capacity works as soft constraint similar to resource capacity constraints. Supplier capacity constraints are honored with-in the lead time and can be violated (over utilization) beyond the lead time to satisfy the demand. Controls are provided to consume the supplier capacity against a purchase order similar to ASCP Supplier capacity constraints work as a hard constraint and can not be violated in the capacity constrained plan at any point in the entire planning horizon. Controls are provided to consume the supplier capacity against a purchase order Improves Efficiency
Process Improvement
Improves Data Integrity
Eliminates Extension/ Workarounds
Improves Compliance
Model real world supplier capacity constraints
Plan Execution Error Fixing for Work Order imports score Displays what percentage of an Order is ready to build with respect to component availability and empowering you to review/release that portion In case of components not being available, entire order is delayed to reflect component unavailability. Cumbersome to drill-down pegging details to understand what portion of the planned order is pegged to on-hand and what portion to other supplies viz - PO, PR, Planned Order etc. Improves Efficiency
Process Improvement
Improves Data Integrity
Eliminates Extension/ Workarounds
Improves Compliance
Provides the Planner with the tools and data to make informed decisions before actually releasing planned orders. Minimizes the surprise factor once Planned Orders are released
Detailed Demand Analysis Error Fixing for Work Order imports score Exhaustive delayed demand analysis for both delayed and at-risk demand lines. Pegging details pertaining to the delayed demand lines are available on the same screen which simplifies and makes the delayed analysis more effective. Impact of recommended actions can be assessed online by accepting the recommendations. Impact of affected demand lines are reflected on user interface. Dynamically prioritize and reschedule demands based upon business requirements Delayed demand analysis can only be performed by drilling down to pegging details manually through multiple clicks. Planners need to navigate to multiple screens which makes this analysis more time consuming and less efficient Improves Efficiency
Process Improvement
Improves Data Integrity
Eliminates Extension/ Workarounds
Improves Compliance
Delayed demand analysis is a critical process in any planning process. ASCP required custom development for such analysis where as in Cloud SCP this is a standard feature
Projected Available Balance (PAB) Analysis Error Fixing for Work Order imports score Projected available balance measure shows an interesting behavior in cloud SCP. We can see negative PAB at dependent level reflecting the constraints at lower BOM Levels. This helps in planning analysis by immediately drawing the attention on constrained component supplies. Behavior of PAB at end demand items is same as ASCP PAB can never be negative at dependent BOM levels as the demands at the source is automatically right justified in ASCP, thereby avoiding any negative PAB at dependent levels. Negative PAB can only be shown at independent demand level Improves Efficiency
Process Improvement
Improves Data Integrity
Eliminates Extension/ Workarounds
Improves Compliance
Gives better control to the planners to directly figure out the constraints at lower BOM levels; We built a negative PAB Report for one of our ASCP Customers
Safety Stock Planning Error Fixing for Work Order imports score Four safety stock calculation options:
  • Statistical Safety Stock Calculation only for End Items only
  • Statistical Safety Stock for End Items and User defined for other items,
  • User Defined apart from completely user defined
  • No Safety Stock Statistical Safety Stock calculations use Service Level, Forecast Error Type (MAD, MAPE, Intermittent) to derive safety stock
Two options:
  • MRP Calculated (Controlled at item - org level)
  • User Defined (Controlled at item-org level) At plan level options are either to calculate safety stock or not, this is at each org level
Improves Efficiency
Process Improvement
Improves Data Integrity
Eliminates Extension/ Workarounds
Improves Compliance
Additional options/control. Improves safety stock calculation and thereby usability of the plan
Simulation Capabilities Error Fixing for Work Order imports score Model what-if changes to capacity, demand, supply and items/attributes. Supply Planning Cloud can recalculate a subset of the plan output in near real time to preview how user-initiated changes affect supply and demand quantities and dates, planned orders, resources, supplier capacities, and components. Multiple Plans can be compared. A plan can also be compared with its archived version. No need to run data collections, so quicker turn-around time Simulation is limited to modifying capacity or item exception sets.Need to re-run data collections and plan to see effects of simulation. Turnaround time is higher. No out of the box feature to compare multiple plan runs with respect to demand delays, supply-demand picture etc. Improves Efficiency
Process Improvement
Improves Data Integrity
Eliminates Extension/ Workarounds
Improves Compliance
Enhanced simulation capabilities. Quicker turn-around time
Exception Management Error Fixing for Work Order imports score Exception grouping is done for similar exception like resource requirement constraints, supplier capacity constraints related exceptions, lead time constraints exceptions. Planners can drill down to related supplies and demands details from the exception lines and analyze exceptions, determine root causes, and make intelligent action recommendations Exception grouping is done for similar exception like resource requirement constraints, supplier capacity constraints related exceptions, lead time constraints exceptions. Planners can drill down to related supplies and demands details from the exception lines Improves Efficiency
Process Improvement
Improves Data Integrity
Eliminates Extension/ Workarounds
Improves Compliance
Both are comparable. More or less similar features are offered on both the variants. Supply Planning Cloud scores more from easy of access and drill-down capabilities
Collaboration Error Fixing for Work Order imports score Collaborate with internal (Buyers/Manufacturing) and external stake-holders (Suppliers) using Social Networking Traditional modes of communication using reports/emails outside the system Improves Efficiency
Process Improvement
Improves Data Integrity
Eliminates Extension/ Workarounds
Improves Compliance
Real-time communication; Informed and Effective decision making process
Reporting and Analytics : Easy, advanced visualizations
Reports Error Fixing for Work Order imports score Highly flexible reporting providing excellent data visualization are available using Oracle Transactional Business Intelligence (OTBI). Quite a few useful reports can be built through business area mapped to SCP cloud tables e.g. detailed pegging reports from end demand to supplies at all levels, supplies to demands at various level etc. Limited standard reports availability and requires development of custom reports. Aggregated anlysis of the plan for ASCP planner's workbench is quite challenging for the planners Improves Efficiency
Process Improvement
Improves Data Integrity
Eliminates Extension/ Workarounds
Improves Compliance
Fusion applications provide high level of flexibility to maximize the use of data using actionable graphs & drill down reports
Dashboard Error Fixing for Work Order imports score User interactive and actionable dashboards are easily configurable. The visual Plan Summary table provides one-click access to demands at risk, inventory, and capacity plans in context, so you don’t have to search and filter reams of data to begin working No standard dashboard available in application Improves Efficiency
Process Improvement
Improves Data Integrity
Eliminates Extension/ Workarounds
Improves Compliance
Connecting Business/ Applications: Integration made easy
Integration Protocols Work Definition Conversion score Supports integration using REST and SOAP webservices Database APIs and Outbound Files Improves Efficiency
Process Improvement
Improves Data Integrity
Eliminates Extension/ Workarounds
Improves Compliance
Easier long-term maintenance of code
File Based Data Import Work Definition Conversion score Seeded functionality to upload high volumes of data ASCP uses File Import through legacy data collection feature Improves Efficiency
Process Improvement
Improves Data Integrity
Eliminates Extension/ Workarounds
Improves Compliance
Functionalities are more or less same. Once the data is imported into planning database both the engines operate efficiently on the collected data

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