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7 Things You Can Do After a Failed APO Implementation

(By Sanjay Jelaji)Let’s face it. Things don’t always go as planned. And this applies to the implementation of advanced supply chain planning systems too. So, what can you do after a failed APO implementation?  This was a direct question that was asked of us at...

Heuristic and Priority Based Capacity Leveling with SNP

(By Sanjay Jelaji)I came across this business requirement to level production capacity simultaneously at multiple BOM levels, using the standard SAP SNP Capacity Leveling process. The standard process levels only one resource at a time without considering other dependent resources or products. There were circumstantial...

DAY 2 at ASUG: Enjoying the Growing Pains

(By Sanjay Jelaji) So, the excitement from Day 1 of the SAP SAPPHIRE NOW conference seems to have died down. Everybody seems to be getting into the rhythm of making sure that they get the most out of the conference. Vendors (like us) are hustling to...

SAPInsider Conference 2015: We’re Growing Up

(By Sanjay Jelaji)At the SAPInsider conference last week, it seemed like SCM Connections was all grown up this time around. If last year was our coming-out party, this year could be summarized as our year of maturity and a bigger presence at the conference. We...

Making Sense of an Optimized Supply Plan

(By Sanjay Jelaji)Here are a few definitions of the word “Optimize” without any association or consideration for supply chain optimization or supply chain planning:To make as perfect or effective as possible Make the best or most effective use of (a situation, opportunity, or resource) To find the...

Considering Shelf Life Whilst Planning Supply in SAP SCM (APO)

(By Sanjay Jelaji) It took a while for me to come up with the title. The debate in my head was whether I should use the word “whilst”. Predominantly a British term, I was worried that some of my American friends may need to look it...