SAP APO Online Training

SAP Advanced Planning and Optimization (APO) is another SAP module that creates the SAP SCM solution with SAP ICH (inventory collaboration hub) and SAP EM (event management). This suite looks after the performance management. For better performance, many small-sized and medium-sized enterprises are using SAP APO technology.

The main advantage of using SAP APO is that it provides complete end-to-end SCM solution and links together the processes that help in the enhancement of the process. It supports the following features.

  • Co-operation between partners at all stages of the SCM
    1. Order receipt
    2. Stock monitoring
    3. Final shipping
  • Cultivation of relationships between customer and business partner
  • Business collaboration
    1. Strategic level
    2. Operational planning level
    3. Tactical level
  • Constant optimization of SCM’s efficiency
  • Constant evaluation of SCM’s efficiency

SAP APO Full Syllabus

❯ Introduction to ERP

  • ERP concept
  • SAP business suite architecture
  • SCM concept
  • APO architecture
  • APO modules
  • Integration of APO with other modules
    • R/3
    • BW
    • BI

❯ Demand Planning

Overview

  • Demand management
  • Integration of demand planning with other SAP APO modules
  • Business scenario

Configuration

  • Planning area
  • Planning object structures
  • Time bucket profile
  • Storage bucket profile

❯ Administrative Workbench

  • Info objects
  • Creating info objects
  • Basics of reporting
  • Data source
  • Source system
  • Extracting sales data from
    • ECC (R/3)
    • Excel
    • BW

❯ Planning Books and Macros

  • Planning books
  • Data views
  • Advanced macros
  • Interactive planning functionalities
  • Selection profile
  • Macro alerts
  • Alerts-forecasting alerts

❯ Forecasting Strategies

  • Univariate forecast
  • Composite
  • Multi-linear regression forecast

❯ Aggregation and Disaggregation Calculation Types

  • What are proportional factors
  • Time-based proportional factors

❯ Lifecycle Planning

  • Lifecycle management
  • Data realignment
  • Copy
  • LIKE modeling

❯Mass Processing

  • Macro calculation
  • Release of demand planning data to SNP
  • Transfer of demand planning data to R/3

❯ Process Chains

❯ Core Interface

  • Introduction
  • Architecture
  • Transfer of master data
  • Background
  • Initial and change transfers
  • Reconciliation change pointers

❯ SNP – Supply Network Planning

  • Overview
    • Process of SNP
    • Role of SNP in APO
  • Supply network design
  • Master data
    • Products
    • Location
    • Calendars
    • Resources
    • Transportation lanes
    • Lot size
    • Demand profiles
  • SNP configuration
    • Macros
    • Planning object structures
    • Data views and books planning
  • The SNP heuristic
    • Sourcing
    • Supply planning
    • Capacity check
    • Capacity leveling
  • Capable to match
  • Optimization in SNP
    • Constraints in optimization
    • Configuration of SNP optimizer
  • Safety stock planning
    • Introduction
    • Standard methods
    • Advanced methods
  • Deployment
    • Configuration
    • Distribution planning concept
    • Heuristic
    • Optimizer
    • Push rules
    • Fair share
  • Transport load builder (TLB)
    • Planning for transportation
    • TLB run
    • TLB configuration

❯ Production Planning or Detailed Scheduling (PP/DS)

  • Production overview
    • Introduction to PP/DS
    • Role of PP/DS
  • Master data
    • PP – production planning
      • Configuration
      • Pegging
      • Setup times
      • Heuristics
      • Planning process
      • Source determination
    • Check selection

❯ GATP – Global Available to Promise

  • Product availability check
  • Check against forecast
  • MATP – multi-ATP check
  • CTP – capable to promise

❯ Back Order Processing (BOP)

  • Interactive BOP
  • Background BOP

❯ APO’s Technical Aspects

  • LiveCache technology
  • Database vs. LiveCache
  • Object transportation
  • Performance tuning

❯ Project Scenarios

  • SAP projects
    • Implementation
    • Rollouts
    • Upgradation
    • support
  • System landscape
  • Implementation methodologies
  • Real-time issues
  • Case study


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