SCMP organizes data via Collaborations or Collabs:
- Dimensions: A Collaboration is described by a unique combination: Customer + Site + Part Number (Customer & Supplier) + Supplier.
- Attributes: Represents supporting data that relates to the Collaboration.
Collab Attributes are irrespective of time; for example, Buyer or Partner address data like Number, Street, City, etc. PIT Attributes can change depending on time; for example, delivered quantity, past due quantity, MRP requirements, etc.
- Calendar and date range display controls.
- Information common to all displayed Collaborations.
- Data Measures are the categories of data that the system tracks.
- Time Buckets: An individual cell is referred to as a Point In Time (PIT).
- Tools (Export and Configuration)
- Default five Collabs per page, but you can change settings to view up to 20 per page.
To manage data measures:
Step 1. Select the hyperlinked data measure name to view additional details.
Step 2. Select the View Collaboration Details icon to either view:
- Collab Description: Customer + Site + Part Number (Customer / Supplier) + Supplier
- Collab Attribute: Provides Collab Details and Attribute Details.
Step 3. Turn on or off data measures using the icon directly next to Data Measures.
Step 4. Move the Data Measures column by dragging right or left, using the arrow icon.
Step 5. Scroll all the way to the right to view the Total of all the Data Measures for each collaboration.
To use the calendar:
Step 1. Set values to filter/view data by calendar dates or ranges:
- Start Date (default is 14 days prior to today).
- End Date (default is today).
- Calendar menu controls date bucket display (Default, Monthly, Weekly).
Step 2. Click the Refresh button.
NOTE: Resetting the Start Date and End Date on MCV Page only sets the date range for the current MCV page. You can set the default date range for all MCV pages on the User Preferences page.
Selecting a different time frame (weekly or monthly) and then clicking Refresh updates the columns and time buckets displyed on the MCV page. Note the quantities roll up all values for that time frame (for example, 3 days into 1 weekly bucket).
Click a date entry to view details. An individual cell or column is sometimes referred to as a Point In Time (PIT).
The following tool icons are available on the MCV page:
- Export data on this page into a file, using the Export icon on the right hand side of the screen.
- Configure the columns for display and sort order, using the Configure icon on the right hand side of the screen.
To print an MCV page:
Step 1. Right-click in the display.
Step 2. Choose Print from the menu.
NOTE: For best results, use the Landscape setting.
To set a Collaboration filter:
Step 1. On the left Navigation Tree, go to Supply Planning → Collaboration Filter.
Step 2. On the Filter Parameters page, start from the top and work your way down.
- Choices made for each item will affect the list of options for each item below.
- As you work your way down, the choices display in the Filter Builder.
Step 3. Select the checkboxes for the line items you want to add to the filter.
NOTE: If there is only one item, it is automatically selected, so you can skip immediately to the next parameter.
Step 4. Click the Add button to add the selected line items to the Filter Builder.
Step 5. Click the grey [>] arrow icon to the right of the next parameter down, then repeat the above steps until your Filter Builder is complete.
Step 6. Click the Add All button to put an asterisk (*) or wildcard in the Filter.
- If more items are added in the future, the new items will be included.
- The ‘Add All’ button automatically moves you to the next parameter.
Step 7. When you complete all your selections, and the Filter Builder is complete, click the Next button to generate a list of Collabs that match your Filter criteria.
NOTE: Before clicking Next, you may choose to save the filter you created.
Step 8. From the list of Collabs that match your filter criteria, select the checkboxes for the Collaborations you want to view.
Step 9. Click the View button.
Using the Filters tab allows you to add multiple search results to the ‘Filter Builder’ with one click of the Add button:
Step 1. Click the Filters tab.
Step 2. Enter text for the selected filter parameter.
Step 3. Click the Add button and your values show up in the Filter Builder.