Planning Strategies in APO

After we discussed Supply Network and Planning Horizon, Planning Strategy is another important subject in APO implementation. At first, we need to map the planning strategies in business term into SAP term. Many companies have implemented MPS/MRP in SAP ECC. …

APO Planning Horizon

For any SCM/APO implementations, planning horizon is one of the first three-subjects we have to discuss and understand. In SAP APO, there are more than 20 planning horizons. It is very confusing for most of us including experienced consultants.

The Characteristics of Supply Network Planning

When SAP released Advanced Planner and Optimizer (APO) more than 10 years ago, it named the supply planning module as Supply Network Planning. In today’s competitive, fast-changing business environment has change the supply chain and the management of its functions. …

Benefit Realization

An ERP project can take many years to complete, and cost millions to implement. Even with significant investments in time and resources, there is no guarantee of a successful outcome.


Achieving The Benefits of APS System

Advanced Planning and Scheduling (APS) system refers to a supply planning process by which raw materials and resources are optimally allocated to meet demands. Traditional planning system such as MRP utilizes a stepwise approach to allocate material and resource. This approach …

Project Profile – SAP GATP RBA

In consumer electronic industry, companies are constantly operating in constrain-supply situation. In many case, the constrain-supply is necessary in order to achieve profitability.  A Japanese LCD-TV manufacturer maintains a main distribution center in California and 3 other distribution centers in …

Supply Chain Efficiency : IT Perspective

The goal of a supply chain is to have right product at the right place at the right time and at the right price. These are the traditional touchstones of supply chain success.  Each dimension has its strategical, tactical and operational …