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SAP-APO

Former Member
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Hi ,

Please tell me what is SAP-APO all about.

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nandini

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Hi Nandini,

Basically APO( Advanced Planning & Optimization) is the planning tool. APO having different sub modules like Demand Planing, Supply Network Planing, Production Planning & Detailed Scheduling, Transport Planning & Vehical Scheduling, Global Availabe to Promis.

Demand Planning: Basically used for generation of Forecast which is based on Past Sales History. Demand Planning having lot of different forecsting models & easy to use also.

Supply Network Planning: Can plan accross the multiple plant by using different planning technique like Hueristics, CTM, optimizer etc. This is for Long term & rough cut planning. The minimus planning bucket is a Day.

Production Planning & detailed schedling: This module is used for genereation of Plannd Order or Production order as per requirement. The minimum planning bucket is second. The execution of planning is to done in ECC/R3.

TPVS: This is basically meant for Vehical Planning & it`s scheduling.

GATP: This is for ATP(Available to Promis) check & used for differnt functionalities like Back order processing etc.

For more information kindly go through by following link

http://help.sap.com/saphelp_scm50/helpdata/en/7e/63fc37004d0a1ee10000009b38f8cf/frameset.htm

Regards

Sujay

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Hi,

APO is a tool of SAP which uses Advanced planning methods for Forecasting,Planning Production and Distribution. It is strongly integrated with the other SAP softwares like ECC, BI etc.The basic modules which are widely used by organizations across the globe are

1) Demand Planning (DP)

2) Supply Network Planning (SNP)

3) Production Planning and Detailed Scheduling (PPDS)

4) Transport Palnning and Vehicle Scheduling (TPVS)

5) Global Availability to Promise (GATP)

Many more modules have come in off late like ICH EWH etc.

APO is a very comprehensive tool used for the purpose of Planning and well integrated with ECC. To know more about it and the benefits of using APO please read SAP Help by going into the link http://help.sap.com/

Thanks,

Harsh

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Thank you Harsh and Sujay.