SAP APO Course Content

Overview :

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
  • 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

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

Courses Duration : 3-4 weeks