SAP APO Course

SAP APO (Advanced Planner and Optimizer) is one of the Core Module in SAP. It is a good planning tool which is used to plan and optimize supply chain processes by making use of different modules like Demand Planning, Production Planning Detailed Schedule, Supply Network Planning are Globally Available to Promise and Transportation management and vehicle Scheduling or Transportation Planning and Vehicle Scheduling.
Training Objectives of APO:
SAP APO is one of the Core Module in SAP which is the planning component within the mySAP SCM solution. APO is the best suite of supply chain planner applications that increases overall knowledge of the supply chain and provide planning, forecasting and optimization.
Target Students / Prerequisites:
Students must be belonging to IT Background and familiar with concepts in SAP.
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