SAP Advanced Planner and Optimizer (SAP APO) is a key application component of mySAP.com and forms a technical foundation for several mySAP.com solutions.
SAP APO is a robust tool designed to enable your organization to achieve the inconsistency between aspects or parts of a whole goal of improving customer service while reducing costs. By enabling visibility for and access to all stakeholders involved in generating a single, organization-wide demand plan, the demand planning capability of SAP APO projects the needs of your organization’s customers.
Those needs, combined with the capacities of your organization’s capital assets and existing inventories, are then used as inputs for supply network planning, which converts them into a feasible plan for production, warehousing, and transportation. This plan accurately balances material, labor, and equipment constraints with the anticipated customer demand.
Together, demand planning and supply network planning can support your organization’s entire sales and operations planning process. The detailed, tactical decision support capabilities, which help turn the plan into reality, are also handled by components of SAP APO, such as production planning and detailed scheduling. It ensures each of the production assets is loaded to achieve maximum efficiency for the production line and facility. The best use of fleet assets is determined through transportation planning and vehicle scheduling. Finally, global available-to-promise (GATP) allows your company to get products to your customers as soon as possible, helping you meet customer demand that exceeds current inventory positions.
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