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.

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 …

Is China ready for SAP?

Everytime I am going back China, I always try to answer a question – is China ready for SAP? The China Computerworld story  may not state all the facts about SAP China. But I am convinced that China is not …

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 …

Common Mistakes in Demand Planning

Demand planning plays a key role to achieve the ultimate goal of supply chain – having right product at the right place at the right time and at the right price. Many companies implemented demand planning process using APS (Advanced Planning …