SAP SAP Advanced Planner and Optimizer ( SAP APO )

WHAT IS IT ABOUT ?

APO (Advanced Planner and Optimizer) is an SAP module designed to help company calculate accurate forecast, improve demand and supply network planning. APO can work to get real-time updates from retailers about customer demand. These updates trigger demand considering many complex variables, such as the delivery schedule of raw materials and productions cycles, to forecast the right amount of product mix. It is configured in the SAP SCM system and is integrated with the ECC – SAP R/3 system.

Course Overview

Who is it for ?


  • SAP End users
  • SAP PP or MM consultants
  • IT/Business analysts
  • Demand and Planning professionals
  • Aspiring SAP APO Consultants

Pre Requisites


  • A general understanding of planning terms
  • Knowledge of Planning and forecasting.

What will you learn ?


Demand Planning

  1. APO – BI set-up & Configuration
  • Create Info-area
  • Create Characteristic Catalogue
  • Create Key Figure Catalogue
  • Create Characteristics and Key Figure as Info Object
  • Create Info-cube
  • Create DTP
  1. APO Set-up & Configuration
  • Create MPOS
  • Create Planning Area
  • Create time bucket and storage bucket profile
  • Create Planning Book
  • Create Planning views
  • Create selection IDs
  1. APO Demand planning Process & Execution
  • Load Data in Characteristic Attributes
  • Load data in Info-cube
  • Create CVC
  • Load Data in Planning book
  • Create forecast profiles
  • Assign Forecast Profiles
  • Statistical forecasting & various methods
  • Lifecycle Planning
  • Promotion Planning
  • Alerts monitoring
  • Create Macros and assign to the planning book
  • Data realignment
  • Sales history realignment
  • Process Chain

Supply Network planning

  1. ECC Set-Up & Configuration
  • Set-Up material is ECC
  • Create Work center (optional)
  • Set-up BOM (optional)
  • Set-up routing (optional)
  • Set-up production version
  1. CIF Configuration & Set-up
  • CIF Configuration
  • IMOD Creation
  • IMOD execution
  • CIF / Queue monitoring
  1. APO-BI – SNP set-up & Configuration
  • Create Info-area
  • Create key Figure Catalogue
  • Key figures as info-object
  1. APO-SNP master data Set-up
  • Create MPOS
  • Create Planning Area
  • Create time bucket and storage bucket profile
  • Create Planning Book
  • Create Planning views
  • Create selection IDs
  1. Supply network planning & Execution
  • Supply Net-work planning interactively
  • Transportation Lane
  • Demand Planning to SNP release
  • SNP Heuristic
  • SNP Optimizer (optional)
  • SNP Distribution forecast review
  • Source of supply automatic assignment
  • Forecast consumption
  • Alternate source of supply determination
  • Distribution forecast realignment
  1. Deployment Planning
  • Deployment planning
  • Deployment Run
  • Publish in ECC through CIF
  • Goods receipts in ECC
  • Deployment Optimization
  1. Transportation Load Builder
  • TLB set-up
  • TLB profiles
  • TLB run
  • Mode of transport
  • TLB run
  • Publish to ECC