Demand and Supply Planning with SAP APO

Demand and Supply Planning with SAP APOThis is your go-to guide for demand and supply planning with SAP APO! Use APO-DP and APO-SNP to forecast demand and capture demand patterns for tactical supply planning. A blend of big-picture descriptions and step-by-step instructions, this book covers everything from configuring SAP APO to using it for interactive, characteristic-based, and collaborative planning. Translate your demand and supply requirements into technical processes by following along with an in-depth case study. Everything you need to know in one place!

  • Model and optimize your demand and supply planning processes with SAP APO-DP and SAP APO-SNP
  • Manage different products and supply chain planning scenarios
  • Enhance SAP APO functionality using SAP HANA

What You Will Learn?

Basic Principles and Advanced Planning Concepts

Cement a foundation in basic sales and operations planning principles to support weekly and monthly planning cycles. Then learn about advanced concepts like promotion planning and customer segmentation in DP, and forecast consumption and shelf-life planning in SNP.

Configuration and Optimization

Configure your solution to optimize planning: set up the optimizer model, implement multi-level demand and supply planning with business priorities using the Capable-to-Match (CTM) functionality, and perform inventory modeling for supply chain optimization.

Improved Architecture and Interface

Achieve faster, streamlined planning. Discover SAP APO’s architectural and UI improvements: SAP APO on SAP HANA, best practices for rapid deployment solutions, the SAP APO Add-on for SAP ERP, and SAP Fiori apps.

Book’s Highlights

  • Demand Planning (SAP APO-DP)
  • Supply Planning (SAP APO-SNP)
  • Interactive planning
  • Collaborative planning
  • Reporting
  • SNP optimizer
  • Capable-to-Match
  • Inventory planning and optimization
  • Characteristic-based planning
  • SAP Fiori

About the Author of This SAP APO Book

Sandeep Pradhan is an SAP solution architect in the supply chain management field and has more than 17 years of professional experience. He specializes in supply chain application advisory services and has achieved results by helping clients understand, architect, select, and implement the SAP supply chain solutions required to run their businesses. In his various roles (project manager, solution architect, functional consultant, supply chain manager), he has been responsible for providing thought leadership in supply chain strategy, business processes transformation, technology architecture, and business integration. He has worked on numerous full lifecycle SAP APO-Demand Planning and Supply Network Planning implementations from the discovery phase through the implementation phase.
He specializes in SAP supply chain execution (SAP TM, EWM, EM) as well as SAP supply chain planning modules (SAP IBP, SAP APO) in SAP HANA enviroments. Sandeep holds an MBA from Monash University, Australia, and is also author of the book Implementing and Configuring SAP Event Management (SAP PRESS, 2010) and co-author of Global Available-to-Promise with SAP: Functionality and Configuration (SAP PRESS, 2011). You can contact Sandeep Pradhan at

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