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CIF (Core InterFace) Monitoring

Quick Reference Guide Introduction CIF is the communication layer connecting APO to one or more R/3 systems via ‘tight coupling’. CIF enables the exchange of data between APO and R/3: Master data and transaction data Initial and incremental data transfer Key CIF functions are: Define and maintain Integration Models for the data transfer Monitor data […]

SAP APO Training Classroom Notes

SCM SAP-Enterprise central component SCM-Deals with material flow P-1 SCH will help in 1.planning the execution 2. Visibility 3. Collaboration Planning—–> Advanced planning and optimization (APO) APO:-(Majorly)1.Demand Planning(DP): forecasting I/P = Sale history O/P —–> Forecast 2. (more) SNP ——–> I /P——-> Forecast (Supply N/W planning)O/P ——–> Plant order, production orders 3. (Less) PP/DS ——> […]

SAP APO Alert Monitor Configuration

SAP APO Alert Monitor Configuration What is Alert Monitor? Supply chain planners need to constantly monitor the correctness of the forecast in APO for many products in a timely manner. Reviewing the forecasts individually for every IPC and market in several interactive planning books is very time-consuming and at most times not possible. A solution […]

Life Cycle Planning in SAP APO DP. Part -3

Life Cycle Planning in SAP APO DP Setup Lifecycle Planning – like Profile setup / Assignment Part -3 Please go through Previous post Part -2. this is continues of Part-2 Phase-Out profile   Using phase-out profile in Demand Planning. We can simulate the discontinuation phase of a product life cycle. In phase-out profile, user can […]

Life Cycle Planning in SAP APO. Part-2

Life Cycle Planning in SAP APO DP Setup Lifecycle Planning – like Profile setup / Assignment Part -2 Please go through Previous post  Part -1.  this is continues of Part-1. Creating Phase in and Phase out   We define phase in and phase out profile to model the life cycle of Old and New Products.   […]

Life Cycle Planning in SAP APO DP. Part-1

Life Cycle Planning in SAP APO DP Business Process Procedure On Lifecycle Planning Setup Lifecycle Planning – like Profile setup / Assignment Part -1 Life Cycle of any product consists of different phases i.e., Launch, Growth, Maturity, Decline, and Death. In SAP SCM, – APO Demand Planning, we can use phase in and phase out […]

Data Flow options for APO Demand Planning

Data Flow options for APO Demand Planning Data Flow Options: Advantages Common source of Data Easy Maintenance from APO DP side Improved performance as most of the historical data is stored in External BW, only planning relevant data will be called in APO DP Any changes in future, in data pulling process will not effect […]

SAP APO GATP Basic Methods of Availability Checks

SAP APO GATP Basic Methods of Availability Checks Basic Methods of Availability Check •Product Availability Check: •Also known as Availability Check based on Available to Promise (ATP) quantities   •The ATP quantity is calculated from warehouse stock, planned receipts (production orders, purchase orders, planned orders, and so on), and planned issues (sales orders, deliveries, reservations, and so on). […]

What is GATP in SAP APO

GATP in the APO Landscape •Availability checks are triggered by events in the OLTP system – either the SAP R/3 system or a legacy system •An ATP request is sent to SAP APO for all SAP APO-relevant products in the order. •SAP R/3 allowed product selection and single manual substitution at plant level (one item […]

Capable to Promise (CTP)

Capable-to-Promise (CTP) SAP APO GATP Usage : CTP used when we have to provide customer with a reliable delivery date/time while creating a sales order. Purpose CTP is a function in Global ATP. CTP means calling Production Planning and Detailed Scheduling (PP/DS) during an ATP check. Using CTP procedure, ATP check happens in APO when […]