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APO Full Course Content

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Course type: Online Instructor led Course

Platform: Skype, GoTo Meeting

Course ID: 24533

Course type: Online Instructor led Course

Platform: Skype, GoTo Meeting

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Satyajit Patra


5 Years of Experience

About Satyajit Patra

My total working experiences is more than 12 years including 9+ years into SAP, where 8+ years into SAP SCM Consulting(APO). Worked with many MNCs like IBM/HP/TCS. I have done 3 implementation projects in APO with expertise in SNP and CIF area and also worked in several support projects in APO (DP, SNP, PP/DS, GATP, CIF).
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About the Course

This course is conducted online, covering SAP APO area. Main focus on APO- SNP, DP, CIF modules as these are the most implemented modules in APO in many fortune 500 company all over the world. However this course also cover overview of PP/DS and GATP module on student needs basis.

Topics Covered

Detail course content in full-

Introduction to Supply Chain Management.
The interrelations and connections of Buying, Making, Moving, and Selling activities.
Supply Chain Management Functions (Procurement, Manufacturing, Store, Deliver) Over View
Scope of the Supply Chain-
Importance of the Supply Chain
Factors that affect the Supply Chain
Requirements for a robust process

Supply Chain Products-
Overview of Tools Features and Functionality-
Sales and Operations Planning
Demand Forecasting
Supply Network Planning
Inventory Planning
Distribution and Logistic Planning

Modeling of Supply Chain -
· Enterprise · Material · Resource
· Sourcing · Suppliers .Transportation
· Calendars, lead times, and time fences

Details of the course content-

Demand Planning

1 Introductions, APO Overview
2 Overview of Demand Planning Concept
3 Data-mart, info-cubes & Demand Planning
4 MPOS- Master Planning Object Structure
5 Storage and Time Bucket Profile
6 Characteristic and Key figure
7 CVC, Creation, Mass Creation and Display
8 Planning area and Planning Books
9 Interactive Planning/Forecasting
10 Forecasting Method- Statistical, Uni-variate, Composite forecasting
11 . Master Forecast Profile
12 . Statistical toolbox - Automatic Model selection, Assignment of History and Forecast Key figure, Error, Note
13 . Like Modelling
14 . Phase-In/Phase-Out profile
15 . Promotions and Life Cycle Planning
16 . Mass Processing and Release of Plans/Macros

Supply Network Planning (SNP) and
Core Interface (CIF)

1 Overview of Supply Planning Concept
2 MPOS and Characteristic and Key figure
3 Storage and Time Bucket Profile
4 Model and Version and Planning area
5 Planning area and Planning Books
6 Interactive Planning
7 Master data- Locations (Plant, Vendor, DC& Customer)
- Products (Finished & Components….Specific to Location)
8 APO specific Master data- Transportation Lane/PPM/PDS
9 Planning Books
10 Transnational Data
11 Supply Planning, Interactive Supply Planning, Integration with other SCM components
12 Planning Methods: Heuristics,
13 . Capacity Leveling
14 . Planning Methods: Optimizer
15 . Deployment
16 . Deployment Optimizer
17 . Transport Load Builder

General Settings and Profile in SNP:

- Model& Version

- Profiles

- Calendar

- Demand Profile

- SNP Profile

- Deployment Profile

- Lot size Profile

- All Planners

- TLB Profile

- SNP Optimizer Profile

- SNP Cost Profile

- Rounding Profile

Core Interface (CIF)

1 CIF Core Interface : Introduction to Architecture of Integration
2 Master Data
3 Integration to R/3
4 Planning in ECC - APO with Integration Model Generation
5 Transnational Data
6 Initial & Change Transfers of Master Data
7 Initial & Change Transfers of Transnational Data
8 Releasing Supply Plans ECC .
9 Background Jobs
10 . Monitoring & Handling CIF Errors

Global Available-to-Promise(Overview):

1. Overview of Availability Management in ECC-APO
2. Principles and configuration of Availability Check
3. Check using Product Allocations
4. Advanced Methods
5. Rule-based Check

SAP SCM APO PPDS (Production Planning/Detailed Scheduling) Overview:

1. Overview of PPDS, Prerequisites, Prod. Planning with ECC
2. Master Data & Transaction data Integration with ECC, SNP, DP, GATP
3. Production Planning Strategies (Make-to-Order, Make-to-Stock)
4. Planning Heuristics

Who should attend

People/student with some working experience and looking for a change in their career can go for this course on SAP APO. As APO is the SAP's SCM tool and most used in the industries, there are many opportunity exist.
Its still a niche skill and it is in huge demand in the job market. SAP Consultants from other area (like- SD/MM/PP...) are also coming to work in APO for a better career opportunity.


Its always good if you have some functional working experience. Its better if you have some knowledge in SAP's SD/MM/PP modules. No problem If you don't have. There are many people who work in APO without prior SAP experience/knowledge.

What you need to bring

Nothing specific. You should have the basic infrastructure to attend the online class.

Key Takeaways

You will get complete idea on how APO implementation done in business. You will be doing all your hands-on practice in system as per real scenario. Eventually you will feel confident to work in APO.


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