SAP SNP

Introduction to SAP APO SNP

Executive Summary This is an explanation and introduction to the basic concepts of SNP. We cover the reality of SNP functionality and usage. Introduction In this article, you’ll get a high-level overview of the entire SAP APO SNP. A responsive supply network that can seamlessly integrate with your own systems is critical in a demand-driven…

SAP SNP

How to Replace the Optimizer in SNP and PP/DS

Executive Summary The real story on SNP and PP/DS is considerably different than what SAP proposes. The optimizer cannot be made to run correctly in either application. This is why we recommend turning the optimizer off and using an external optimizer with the APO database. SAP support is misleading many customers into continuing down a…

SAP SNP

How to Understand Redeployment Decision Matrix for SAP APO

Executive Summary Different Redeployment Designs in Conjunction with APO Redeployment Decision Matrix Integrating with the SAP Deployment Solution The Approach for Transportation Lane Management The Downsides Introduction Redeployment is a much less discussed supply planning thread. Some redeployment is necessary at most companies. Different Redeployment Designs in Conjunction with APO Companies do not meet their…

SAP SNP

How to Set up Regional S&OP Process Threads

Executive Summary Background on Planning Versions and Simulation Some Common Reasons for Using Different Versions Version Copy In APO Copying Back Changes to the Active Version from the Inactive Version Process Issues of the S&OP Thread Security Issues and Simulation Version Report Generation and Extraction from the S&OP Version Beyond the Standard APO Problem Decomposition…

SAP SNP

An Important Issue with Subcontracting in SAP APO

Executive Summary Subcontracting functionality works in specific SAP APO modules. It is essential to understand the subcontracting process flow. Introduction I cover subcontracting in this article. Subcontracting, in supply chain management, is the outsourcing of a manufacturing process, where the OEM (original equipment manufacturer) provides some of the parts or a semi-finished good to the subcontractor. Therefore, a stock transfer…

SAP DP | SAP SNP

How to Understand the Key Figure Setting Options in SAP APO

Executive Summary Covering the Planning Book configuration, which means understanding Key Figure options and the available settings. Key Figures used in DP and their configuration are covered in this article. Introduction to Proportional Factors When reviewing a Planning Book, it is important to consider that each Key Figure has many ways to configure. For instance,…

SAP SNP

The Location Versus the Network Heuristic in SAP

Executive Summary The SNP network heuristic is used for the initial supply plan. There are different flavors of running the network heuristic with either the location heuristic or the network heuristic. This highlights the need to consider how the supply planning problem is divided or decomposed by different methods. Introduction The SNP Heuristic is one…

SAP SNP

Understanding Transportation Lanes Issues and the SNP Heuristic

Executive Summary SNP heuristic will stop with incorrect transportation lanes. We cover the low-level code in the SNP heuristic. We provide a recommendation for how to manage transportation lanes and SNP heuristics. Introduction to Transportation Lanes Transportation lanes connect the supply network locations, and they have a huge number of APO settings. You will learn…