Goals

  • The participants will learn how to optimize Supply Network Planning (SNP) for a medium-term horizon.

Audience

  • Application Consultants
  • Business Process Owner / Team Lead / Power User
  • This course is intended for consultants and project team members, responsible for the implementation of supply network planning (APO SNP) functionalities focusing on the use of the APO SNP optimizer within SAP SCM

Prerequisites

Essential

  • SCM230 Supply Network Planning (APO-SNP) or
  • Practical experience with SAP SCM – APO-SNP.

Recommended

  • N/A

Course based on software release

  • SAP SCM 7.0 Enhancement Package 2
  • SAP ERP 6.0 Enhancement Package 6

Content

  • Optimization strategies in SAP SCM (APO-SNP) – Overview
  • Technical settings for SNP optimization
  • Installation and operation of the optimization server
  • Theoretical fundamentals of SNP Optimization:
    • Simplex Algorithm
    • Interior Point Method
    • Linear Programming
    • Mixed Integer Linear Programming
  • Customizing of the SNP Optimizer
  • Modeling tips and tricks using the SNP Optimizer
  • Optimization on basis of hierarchical planning principles – Integration of SNP and PP/DS