It will Help understand the concept of Supply Chain Planning in SAP APO. One can Learn the process of SAP APO Demand Planning. Candidates able to understand the concept of Demand Planning , Its functions and Demand Planning Uses. Candidates also learn about different techniques used for forecasting.
The processing of Supply Chain Planning can be divided into many steps, which are executed by various components in SAP ERP Central Component (SAP ECC) (previously SAP R/3) and/or SAP SCM. It is possible abd advisable to integrate these two systems and use both for planning. The SCM Core Interface (CIF) is used for this system integration.
Demand Planning, where past sales figures can be used to derive a future program of production, can be executed both within Flexible Planning in SAP R/3 Enterprise using Standard Sales and Operations Planing, ot within Demand Planning in SAP SCM.
Planned independent requirements can be created from SAP ECC Demand Management or SAP APO Demand planning. You can also use Demand Planning mass processing to set the sales quantities from SCM Demand Planning as planned intependent requirements in ECC Demand Management.
Sales orders are entered in the SAP ECC system. A global aviailable-to- promise check (Global ATP) for a sales order can be made in SCM
Supply Network Planniong in SAP SCM is used for cross-plant planning.