SAP APO Articles

How SAP IBP aka "Zoolander" is Going All in on Trendy
Executive Summary SAP has made many large claims regarding IBP and the newest trendy items. These include machine learning, demand sensing, and Big Data among many others. Learn how many of the areas that SAP has proposed about IBP are likely actually to be successfully ...
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Understanding SAP APO and ROI
What This Article Covers Return on Investment (ROI) Benefits Improvements in Sales Sustainable Improvement? Costs Inventory Management Labor Costs ROI Estimation Recommendations ROI Estimation: Managing the Process Selecting the Right People Allowing Enough Time Don’t Overemphasize Finance Assign a Data Expert to the Team Consider a ...
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How to Get More From SAP APO
What This Article Covers Where to Look for Improvement Recovering Failed SAP SCM Implementations Accountability of Partners Finding Implementation Partners Improving or Enhancing Successful Implementations Areas of Functionality Worthy of Analysis Subcontracting in SAP SCM Prioritizing Demand for the SNP Optimizer Repair Functionality in Service ...
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Introduction to SAP APO CIF
Executive Summary The CIF or core interface moves master data and transactional data between APO and ECC. The CIF is a high overhead item with queues and error management. The CIF allows the creation of integration models that can be saved as CIF variants that ...
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Introduction to SAP APO EM
What This Article Covers An Explanation and Introduction to EM Basic Functionality and Concepts of SAP EM How Event Management Is New for SAP SCM Procurement Asset Management Event Handler Types Event Notifications Event Messages Service Matching Analytics: SAP NetWeaver BW and Trend Analysis Web ...
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Introduction to SAP APO TM
What This Article Covers An Explanation and Introduction to TM Basic Functionality and Concepts of SAP TM High-Level Processes Shipment Creation Carrier Tendering and Selection Carrier Selection Carrier Cost Estimation Transportation Load Builder Important SAP TM Structures Transportation Lanes Location Geo-coding Transportation Modes Transportation Zones ...
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Introduction to SAP APO GATP
What This Article Covers An Explanation and Introduction to PP/DS GATP and CTM Availability Checking Available to Promise Different Levels of ATP Checks Multilevel ATP Check (M-ATP) Availability Checking for Kits (or BOM) Rules-Based Availability Checking What Attaining ATP Proficiency Can Mean Capable to Promise ...
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Introduction to SAP APO PP/DS
Executive Summary PP/DS uses two methods for performing planning and scheduling. In this article, we cover capacity level versus capacity constraining. We cover fixed versus dynamic pegging, lot size settings, planning sophistication versus ERP, heuristic planning, the accuracy of ATP, how resources are managed, PP/DS ...
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Introduction to SAP APO SNP
Executive Summary This is an explanation and introduction to the basic concepts of SNP. There is an SNP optimizer that many companies fail in implementing. There is also an SNP network and a deployment heuristic. The third method of planning in SNP is Capable to ...
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How to Replace the Optimizer in SNP and PP/DS
Executive Summary The real story on SNP and PP/DS is considerably different than what SAP proposes. The optimizer cannot be made to run properly in either application and this is why we recommend turning the optimizer off and using an external optimizer with APO database ...
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How to Best Understand the MRP Type and the SNP and ERP Location Interaction
Executive Summary The MRP Type controls the planning of a product location as well as SNP and ERP location interactions. We cover the APO relevant fields for the MRP Type. Introduction This document is designed to provide background as to the location coding and interactions ...
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How to Understand SAP’s Comments on the Issue with GR Processing Time
Executive Summary SAP has provided support comments on the problem with the GR Processing Time not being respected. We cover the issue with our view. Introduction to the Issue of GR Processing Time There is an issue with how SAP does not respect the GR ...
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transportation_report
What This Article Covers Adding STO Order Data to the SNP Transportation Report Introduction Adding the STO Order Date to the SNP Transportation Report. This document is designed to explain a request to add a field to the List of Outbound Deliveries. The VLO60 List ...
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How to Best Use Deployment and DRP
Executive Summary Deployment is how inventory is pushed through the supply network. DRP is one method of performing deployment. We provide DRP examples and provide a simple way of understanding DRP. Introduction to Deployment and DRP To deploy means to move or push. DRP is ...
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ReDeployment
What This Article Covers Different Redeployment Designs in Conjunction with APO Redeployment Decision Matrix Integrating with the SAP Deployment Solution The Approach for Transportation Lane Management The Downsides Introduction Redeployment is a much less discussed supply planning thread. Some redeployment is necessary at most companies ...
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