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This web-based training course on SAP APO functionality, administration and development, is available online to all individuals, institutions, corporates and enterprises in India (New Delhi NCR, Bangalore, Chennai, Kolkatta), US, UK, Canada, Australia, Singapore, United Arab Emirates (UAE), China and South Africa. No matter where you are located, you can enroll for any training with us - because all our training sessions are delivered online by live instructors using interactive, intensive learning methods.

SAP APO or SAP Advanced Planner and Optimizer is an essential element of SAP which is the basis of many technical SAP modules. The software tool is used for developing plans and executing an organization’s supply chain management process. Using the various software applications and tools that SAP APO provides, organizations can inherently improve their production planning, scheduling and product shipping as well. All this is done in real time while gaining updates and feedback from the retailers and customers. SAP APO works in coordination with a backend ERP system such as SAP R/3 for its effective execution and cannot be run as a stand-alone system. Several unique features are provided with SAP APO of which SCC or Supply chain cockpit is at the top. The feature provides the users with the capability to use graphical instrument panel for the control and management of supply chains. The various different departments of an organization such as demand planners, strategic planners and production planners gain benefit by putting this tool to use. There are eight application levels on which SAP APO works, namely; network design, demand planning, supply network planning, production planning and detailed scheduling, global availability, transportation planning and vehicle scheduling, and supply chain collaboration.

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Course Details

This SAP Advanced Planner and Optimizer training course provides the required amount of knowledge base and applicative knowledge to leverage the various different features and concepts of SAP APO. The architecture of SAP APO along with the various modules and components will be explained in detail through this course. All the concepts and fundamentals are explained step by step using real scenarios and hands on training. Completing this SAP Apo online training course, trainees can expect to develop better supply chain management models for their organizations to speed up the delivery and feedback process while cutting down on the costs. This SAP APO course has no pre-requisites but it is advisable that the trainees have some knowledge of ERP system, supply chain management and delivery management.


  • Introductions, APO Overview
  • Overview of Demand Planning Concept
  • Data mart, info-cubes & Demand Planning
  • Planning area and Planning Books
  • Macros & Notes
  • Interactive Planning
  • Statistical toolbox, Promotions and Life Cycle Planning
  • Mass Processing and Release of Plans
  • Exception Processing and Alert Generation


  • Overview of Supply Planning Concept
  • Supply Planning, Interactive SupplyPlanning, Integration with other SCM components
  • Planning Methods: Heuristics, Optimization & CTM
  • Deployment
  • Transport Load Builder
  • Releasing Supply Plans to DP, PPDS, ECC
  • CIF Core Interface : Introduction to Architecture of Integration
  • Master Data, Integration to R/3
  • Planning in ECC - APO with Integration Model Generation
  • Initial & Change Transfers, Background Jobs
  • Monitoring & Handling CIF Errors
  • Comparison & Reconciliation


  • Overview of Availability Management in ECC-APO
  • Principles and configuration of Availability Check
  • Check using Product Allocations
  • Advanced Methods
  • Rule based Checkc
  • Multi-Level ATP
  • Explanation & Simulation Feature
  • Global ATP/OPTP interface


  • Overview of PPDS, Prerequisites, Prod. Planning with ECC
  • Master Data & Transaction data Integration with ECC, SNP, DP, GATP
  • Demand Management, Requirements & Sales Orders in PPDS
  • Production Planning Strategies (Make-to-Order, Make-to-Stock)
  • Planning Heuristics
  • Capacity Requirements, Capacity Planning
  • Optimizer
  • Exception Processing, Alert Generation
  • Free Discussions, Questions
  • Consulting Practice Planning
  • Further Reference Sources

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Duration : 40 Hours

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Duration : 4-8 Hours

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