Goals

  • You will gain an in-depth understanding of how to create cross- location production plans, distribution resource plans, and procurement plans taking into account work center capacities, supplier capacities, and transportation capacities in SAP APO.
  • You will be able to determine feasible stock transfers in the short- term horizon (deployment) and to group these into stock transfer orders

Audience

  • This course is intended for project team members and other key users (persons from special departments) responsible for creating and optimizing a cross location supply plan including production, procurement and distribution plans.

Prerequisites

Essential

  • SCM200 Business Processes in Planning (SAP SCM)
  • SCM221 Features and Functions of Demand Planning
  • SCM212 Integrated Supply Chain Modeling

Recommended

Course based on software release

  • SAP ERP Central Component (ECC) 6.0 Enhancement Package 7
  • SAP SCM 7.0 Enhancement Package 3

Content

  • Overview of Supply Chain Planning in SAP SCM (APO), Integration with Demand Planning (DP) and Production Planning (PP/DS)
  • Overview of exchanging master and transaction data with SAP ECC
  • Master data for supply network planning, interchangeability and shelf live
  • Configuring Supply Network Planning and interactive planning using planning books and macros
  • Introduction to the Planner Home Page (EhP 3)
  • Collaborative Supply Planning (supplier and manufacturer exchange data over the Internet)
  • Integrated exception management in the alert monitor
  • Discussions about the different planning methods: Heuristic including capacity leveling, optimization, capable-to-match, and VMI.
  • Standard and advanced Cross-location safety stock planning
  • Deployment: Implementing stock transport requisitions into manageable stock transport orders. Calculating and optimizing short-term replenishment plans for distribution centers and customers
  • Transport Load Builder (TLB): Grouping stock transfers by threshold values for volumes, weight and pallets.