Components of APO

Supply Chain Management(SCM)

Many companies are wrestling with supply chain problems like poor forecast quality, excess inventory, low customer service levels or lack of good finite production plans. The SAP approach for SCM contains several solutions. The planning solutions of SAP are provided with Advanced Planning and Scheduling-APO. SAP APO offers a complete set of planning solutions, from the strategic planning to the operational planning level.  

The solution highlights include:                                                                                    

                                                                                   

Demand Planning is a user-friendly tool including statistical forecasting and life cycle and promotion planning, to deliver a reliable sales forecast.

Supply Network Planning assigns optimal sources of supply in the complete network and distributes the production over the plants. Three different planning approach provided with SNP. Optimizer, heuristic and Capable to Match.  

Distribution Planning deploys the available inventory over your company and balances the stock levels, especially in situations of excess inventory or shortages. 

Production Planning and Detailed Scheduling helps optimize production resource schedule, critical component usage and order due dates in detail. Better coordination will reduce inventory levels and increase delivery performance. 

Global Availability Check helps customer to define due date of customer requirements according to the plan or stock.