SAP APO stands for Advanced Planner Optimizer, and is used to plan and execute company's supply chain process. It is also known as APS (Advance Planning and Scheduling) tool. SAP APO is a key component of SAP and forms a technical foundation for many SAP modules. It is a set of software applications from the German-based software company SAP for supply chain management.

Training Objectives of SAP APO:
APO offers planning and optimization functionalities in different business processes in an effective manner. According to SAP literature, Advanced Planner and Optimizer are designed to help a company improve production planning, pricing, scheduling, and product shipping. It is used to plan and execute a company’s supply chain process. It has a set of software applications designed to help a company improve production planning, scheduling and product shipping by getting real-time updates from retailers about customer demand. It is not a standalone application and requires a backend ERP system such as SAP R/3 for the execution.

Target Students / Prerequisites
Students must be belonging to IT Background and familiar with concepts in SAP.

Course Content:

Module 1 – Demand Planning
Introductions, APO Overview
Overview of Demand Planning Concept
Data mart, info-cubes & Demand Planning
Planning area and Planning Books
Macros & Notes
Interactive Planning
Statistical toolbox, Promotions and Life Cycle Planning
Mass Processing and Release of Plans
Exception Processing and Alert Generation

Module 2 – Supply Network Planning / (CIF)
Overview of Supply Planning Concept
Supply Planning, Interactive Supply Planning, Integration with other SCM components
Planning Methods: Heuristics, Optimization & CTM
Transport Load Builder
Releasing Supply Plans to DP, PPDS, ECC
CIF Core Interface : Introduction to Architecture of Integration
Master Data, Integration to R/3
Planning in ECC – APO with Integration Model Generation
Initial & Change Transfers, Background Jobs
Monitoring & Handling CIF Errors
Comparison & Reconciliation

Module 3 – Global Available-to-Promise
Overview of Availability Management in ECC-APO
Principles and configuration of Availability Check
Check using Product Allocations
Advanced Methods
Rule based Check
Multi-Level ATP
Explanation & Simulation Feature
Global ATP/OPTP interface

Module 4 – Production Planning/Detailed Scheduling:
Overview of PPDS, Prerequisites, Prod. Planning with ECC
Master Data & Transaction data Integration with ECC, SNP, DP, GATP
Demand Management, Requirements & Sales Orders in PPDS
Production Planning Strategies (Make-to-Order, Make-to-Stock)
Planning Heuristics
Capacity Requirements, Capacity Planning /
Exception Processing, Alert Generation
Free Discussions, Questions
Consulting Practice Planning
Further Reference Sources

About the Trainer

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