SAP APO / SCM - Advanced Planning Optimizer / Supply Chain Management

  • Introduction, APO Overview
  • Overview of Demand Planning Concept
  • Datamart, 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

Supply Network Planning / Core Interface (CIF)

  • Overview of Supply Planning Concept
  • Supply Planning, Interactive Supply Planning, Integration with other SCM components
  • Planning Methods: Heuristics, Optimization & CTM
  • Deployment
  • 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

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

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 / Leveling
  • Optimizer
  • Exception Processing, Alert Generation
  • Free Discussions, Questions
  • Consulting Practice Planning
  • Further Reference Sources