Supply Network Planning

Aggregated Planning Redux: More Relief for Aggravated Planners

  • by Adolfo Menéndez Fernández, Application Architecture Manager, Repsol
  • December 1, 2004
SAP Advanced Planning and Optimization (APO) offers the technology required to streamline complicated planning processes. The system supports hierarchical data structures, giving planners the possibility of focusing on information that has been consolidated into families rather than juggling lots data for individual SKUs, plant, warehouses, etc.
Key Concept
Hierarchies consolidate master data objects into groups. They form top-down and bottom-up relationships that aggregate information for various purposes such as reporting that can be used for planning.

Adolfo Menéndez Fernández

Adolfo Menéndez Fernández is the application architecture manager at Repsol in Madrid. Previously, he worked at SAP Consulting Spain as the logistics consulting manager. He studied at the University of Oviedo, where he earned an electronic engineering degree. He is a certified SAP consultant in supply and demand planning (SNP and DP), order fulfillment (Global Available-to-Promise), production planning and detailed scheduling (PP/DS), as well as procurement and materials management (MM). Adolfo has more than 10 years of SAP implementation experience in the consumer product goods, pharmaceutical, automotive, furniture, textile, chemical, oil & gas, and steel industries using SAP ERP logistic modules (including PP, MM, and sales and distribution [SD]) as well as SAP SCM (DP, SNP, and PP/DS). He is APICS certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM).

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