Supply Chain Model 


The supply chain model is the basis for all APO planning functions. It covers the entire supply chain network. It is modeled in the Supply Chain Engineer, and includes entities such as locations, resources, products, transportation lanes and Production Process Models (PPM).


The supply chain model gives you an overview of all elements in your supply chain and their relationship to each other. A model is used to describe the strategic view of the master data in a supply chain from a planning perspective.

In addition to the active model, it is possible to have other models for simulative planning. The planning version is always used for tactical simulation. The planning version is always based on a model.

A location and a location product are assigned to a model via a PM - location assignment and a PM - location product assignment respectively.

Further information on the Supply Chain Model can be found in APO Supply Chain Engineer and in APO Maintaining Models