APO Industry Solutions: Extensions for the Process, Chemical, Mill, Aviation, and Engineering Industries

  • by Rajesh Ray, Senior Managing Consultant and SCM Product Lead, IBM Global Business Services
  • August 26, 2013
/Project Management
Advanced Planning and Optimization (APO) extensions for particular industries are designed to work with SAP ERP Central Component (SAP ECC) Industry Specific (IS) solutions. Learn about industry extensions for the process, chemical, mill and aerospace, and defense industries.
Key Concept

Advanced Planning and Optimization (APO) industry solutions are industry-specific extensions that are integrated with SAP’s core ERP Central Component Industry Specific (SAP ECC IS) solutions. APO industry extensions discussed in this article can work with back-end ECC solutions for specific industries like IS Mill for the mill industry.  

Advanced Planning and Optimization (APO) extensions for particular industries work with SAP ERP Central Component (ECC) Industry Specific (IS) solutions to plan resource utilization and maximize efficiency in production as well as demand and Supply Network Planning (SNP).

Rajesh Ray

Rajesh Ray currently leads the SAP SCM product area at IBM Global Business Services. He has worked with SAP SE and SAP India prior to joining IBM. He is the author of two books on ERP and retail supply chain published by McGraw-Hill, and has contributed more than 52 articles in 16 international journals. Rajesh is a frequent speaker at different SCM forums and is an honorary member of the CII Logistics Council, APICS India chapter and the SCOR Society. 

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