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Oct 08, 2008 at 12:51 PM

APO with Variant Configuration - Characterisitcs based SNP



Been doing APO for a long time, but I am just beginning my journey into Pharma Industry and I am looking specifically

how APO in the SNP module can do Supply Planning for ...

1. Variant Configuration (Configurable Materials with Characterisitcs).

2. Engineering Change Management (ECM) for changes to

BOMs, Routings, Material Substitutions ... etc.

I am not clear on how APO in general handles SNP Planning for the Pharma (or Discrete) Industry wherein for different Countries a Main Drug (or Car for Discrete) can have many Variants for different Customers / Countries.

I hear "Demand Planning" has a Characteristics Based Planning (CDP / CBF ?) ... which I ASSUME helps in Forecasting of Configurable Products with certain Characteristics. I am not clear on how the SNP Planning for this with Capacity Planning using PPMs/PDS is done.

Can SNP do this ?

Are there any Limitations in APO Functionality for this ?

We will be using SCM-APO 5.0 or higher.

Anyone with experience in APO and Pharma / Discrete Industry if you can please help me.


Ambrish Mathur