Transitioning from APO to SAP IBP with CloudPaths

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  1. Best Practices for Implementing SAP APO SNP Optimizers

    An SAP Advanced Planning & Optimization (SAP APO) Supply Network Planning (SNP) Optimizer implementation requires that you perform specific tasks during each phase of the project. Follow these specific tasks along with a set of tips and tricks for modeling different types of business requirements. Case studies and examples reinforce the learning and are applicable…...…

  2. Efficient Production Planning Using SKU Groups with the SNP Optimizer

    SCMFind out how to overcome the limitations of Supply Network Planning’s aggregate and block planning capabilities. Key Concept Aggregate planning is a feature in Supply Network Planning (SNP) whereby net requirements calculation from medium to long term can be executed at a product group level using aggregate objects such as SKU groups, location groups, resource…...…

  3. How to Use Resource Network Planning in SNP Optimizer Planning

    Resource network planning is used to describe the physical relationships between resources in a plant. It also shows the product flow between resources. The limitation of this functionality is that Supply Network Planning (SNP) tools are unable to read this logical sequencing while planning. SNP planning is purely based on resource and material availability. See…...…

  4. Reap Benefits from One of SAP’s Hidden Treasures: Liquidity Planner Actuals Determination

    Learn how SAP’s Liquidity Planner module for actuals determination works. Discover the advantages and uses of the module. Key Concept SAP’s Liquidity Planner module for actuals answers questions such as how much cash came in related to customer receipts this week or how much was spent on payroll this month. Having quick, up-to-date access to…...…

  5. 10 Challenges of APO Implementation in the Consumer Goods Industry

    This case study by Rajesh Ray shows the innovative solutions companies adopted to meet challenges when implementing SAP Advanced Planning and Optimization. Key Concept Disaggregation is a process by which values at a higher level of the product hierarchy are distributed to individual products. The consumer goods industry has many industry-specific characteristics that present planning…...…

  6. Plan and Schedule a Sustainment Program for Complex Assets to Increase Uptime

    Managing a fleet of complex assets requires a well-organized and detailed approach to document maintenance requirements and to schedule their execution. The aim is to balance uptime for the asset and leverage the use of the repair facility. These capabilities are available using SAP’s Maintenance Program Definition (MPD) Workbench and Maintenance Event Builder (MEB). Using…...…

  7. Optimize BW’s Data Modeling Capabilities with BPS

    Reading time: 18 mins

    Make the jump from reporting in BW to planning and data modeling using BW’s Business Planning and Simulation (BW-BPS). See how the InfoCubes, attributes, calculated key figures, and dimensions for planning differ from those you use in reporting. Get valuable tips about properly structuring your planning InfoCubes. Key Concept A characteristic is an object that…...…

  8. Planning with TP/VS: The Third Pillar of Transportation Management

    Reading time: 23 mins

    See how Transportation Planning/Vehicle Scheduling (TP/VS) enhances and complements the SAP Logistics Execution System solution and takes transportation planning to the next level with full integration into the document flow. Key Concept Transportation Planning/Vehicle Scheduling (TP/VS) supports any transportation process in a company. It helps the transportation planner in daily tasks with automatic tools, such…...…

  9. Execute Shelf Life Planning Using SNP Heuristics

    Learn how to configure Supply Network Planning (SNP) heuristics to consider various shelf life requirements, such as minimum and maximum shelf life conditions, during planning. Read about the limitations and enhancements associated with SNP when considering shelf life planning. Key Concept Consideration of shelf life requirements is not adequately addressed by the various planning engines…...…

  10. How to Design a Planner Workbench for Improving Planning Productivity

    The standard SAP ERP Central Component (ECC) interface helps production planners update different planning objects and their parameters effectively, but requires drilldowns and extensive screen navigations. Designing a custom interface to carry out planning is necessary. Learn how to design an interface that can help you improve productivity. Key Concept A Planner Workbench helps you…...…