APO Systems Improvement – Fast Track 3 Months
The APO system cannot be utilized anymore due to the changes in Business Processes and the systems functions that were previously implemented.
Analyze the current Master Data setup, report the issues and produce solutions of improvements and implement the approved solutions. Training delivery of the solution was also necessary to be imparted to the users as well as some amount of Hypercare support after setting up the solution in the Production environment.
Delivered the Master Data Improvements related to the Customers Product area in SAP PP and APO. This involved conducting reviews and analyzing the existing Master Data setup, reporting on the discovered issues and produced solutions of improvements and following through on implementing the approved solutions. Training delivery of the solution was also executed and imparted to the users as well as some amount of Hypercare support after setting up the solution in the Production environment.
- Initial stage was to understand and analyze the current Master Data issues, challenges, problems and requirements. Based on the initial stage, a full and detailed Design Blueprint of the Master Data Improvement solution was provided for Customer verification/validation and sign off.
- Subsequently, the implementation of the new Master Data Improvement solutions were executed for APO SNP, APO PPDS and PP (Includes MRP for Production Planning and also Materials Planning related to Purchase Requisition/Purchase Order Planning Master Data).
- Master Data related training was executed to end users included the preparation of training documentation.
- Setup Production and Go-Live with new Master Data was completed by the newly trained users.
- Final step was a handover of the new functioning system in the form of providing Hypercare/Support for approx. two weeks to ensure everything is smooth with Production Operations.
- Functionality that was obsolete and not usable was now being managed and executed successfully to its maximum capability to support the business process of Takeda.
- Clear and transparent planning can be executed.
- Increased productivity of workforce enabling the smooth running of the APO system.
- Eliminated the use of manual spreadsheets and able to fully appreciate the working integration between PP and APO for the execution of Production Planning.
- Improved business process for Production department.