Advance Planner Optimizer (SAP APO):
It is used to plan and execute company’s supply chain process . It is also know as Advance Planning and Scheduling tool (APS).
The tool is designed to achieve high consistency in business processes . It is used in order generation to production planning and improving customer service whcih reducing costs. It is also used for SCM(Supply Chain Management) in industries.
Another important feature of SAP APO is SSC(Supply Chain Cockpit) , it provides the users with a graphical instument panel for controlling and managing the supply chain . Various department of a company uses SSC like demand planners, stategic planners and production planners.
SAP APO Components :
1.Demand plannign (DP)
Generate Forcast and Market Research for Products.
2.Supply Network Planning (SNP)
Creates Feasible plans for distribution, production, replenishment and procurment.
3.Production Planning and Detailed Scheduling
manufacturing detailed security check
4. Global availability
Replenishment and delivery on time
5.Transportation planning and vechicle scheduling.