Master Data Setup Steps & Execution for SNP Aggregated Planning

Hi,
I need some URGENT Help on the Master Data Steps and Execution of SNP Aggregated Planning.  I've read the SCM 5.0 help with quite confusing understanding from it as regards to Master Data setup.
I want to run SNP for a Group of Products at a Group of Locations (say Customer Group or Group of Distribution Centers) at an Aggregate Level & then later Disaggregate the Generated Supplies from the Aggregate Level to the detailed Product-Locations level.
I have setup a Location Hierarchy with the Group of Distribution Centers and Product Hierarchy with a Group of Products  & since  SNP_LOCPROD aggregation is assigned to the 9ASNP02 Planning area ... I created a LOCPROD Hierarchy which use the Location & Product Hierarchy.
The Main intention is to Improve Performance of Planning Runs at a Rough Cut  / Aggregate Level by doing a Rough Cut Capacity Check & Split Distribution Center requirements to Multiple Plants producing the same product.  This would also help increase the Optimizer Performance.
I am finding there is no place to run SNP Heuristic by Specifiying a Hierarchy in the Selection screen of /sapapo/snp01.  So how is Aggregated Planning even run ?
(I know there are Aggregation & Disaggregation Functions available in SNP Interactive Planning ... but what do I put in the Selection as 'Hierarchies' are not available in the Selections in the 9ASNPAGGR  Aggregation Planning Book).
Can someone also Provide me Detailed Steps and point me to a Detailed Training document on this  ?  I could not find anything on the SDN Form as well as BPX Forum as well as on Wiki site from within SDN.
Please if anybody can Guide me Urgently  ?  I am needing to test this quickly to Demo to someone to demonstrate the APO Capabilities  (else the Customer may lose interest in APO as he is comparing functionality with another tool).  I don't want this to happen.
Regards,
Ambrish Mathur

Harish,
Read your Blog with great interest. I think you have very nicely captured the Features over there.  It was very helpfull.
I still have some very very basic questions (sorry if I was not clear earlier) and I will try state with an Example.
Are you saying ...
1.  If I have 2 Products FG1 & FG2 .. then I need to FIRST
     create another Product Master called FG1_2_GP (say)
     via Trnx.  /sapapo/mat1  ?
2. Similarly for the 5 DCs say DC1, DC2 .... DC5 ... I need
    to First Create a Location of type 1002 DC1_5_GP (say)
    via Trnx. /sapapo/loc3 first  ?
I think I have not done these at all.
3.  Finally are you saying that I need to now Create the
     Hierarchies ... ZCPGPROD  (using FG1 & FG2)
     and ZCPGLOC (using DC1, DC2 ... DC5)  and
     then create a generated Hierarchy ZCPGLOCPROD
     with Structure SNP_LOCPROD and using the ZCPGPROD
     and ZCPGLOD as Component Hierarchies ?
4. I am still not clear how would you Link  Product Group
FG1_2_GP  with  ZCPGPROD  ??  Where do we setup that FG1_2_GP is a Header of FG1 & FG2 ?
5. Similarly where do you Link Location Group DC1_5_GP with the Location Hierarchy  ZCPGLOC  ?
6. Finally in SNP Interactive Planning with Planning Book 9ASNPAGGR using the Location-Product (Header) as Selection what will I enter in this field ?
I read your Blog. More details on the Example would help ... I saw in your Blog the PH_POWDER product Group (containing PH_FG1,2,3 Products) example which I was not clear whether it was a New Product you created via /sapapo/mat1 or a New Hierarchy Code created via /sapapo/relhshow.  Similarly you did create Location Groups PH_DC_AGG but do not seem to have used it.  I think you have assigned PH_POWDER group and assigned to Locations 3000, 3100 & 3400 individually via /sapapo/mat1 ... but was not clear on how you linked it to the Location Product Hierarchies.  You have also not created a Location Produc Hierarchy at all using PH_POWDER and PH_DC_AGG at all ... or have you  ? 
7. Is the Untold Trick that the Product Hierarchy Name and the Product Group created in Trnx. MAT1 must be same  and the Location Hierarchy Name and the Location Group code created in LOC3 Trnx. should be same ?
8. I had created a Generated Hierarchy at ZCPGLOCPROD ... is this what I enter in 9ASNPAGGR as Selection of Location-Product (Header)  ?
9. I want to first understand Standard SNP before I go into the diretion of creating my own Planning areas and Planning Books. Is this really needed for me to Plan 2 Products in these 5 DCs at an Aggregate level.  I will be doing Aggregation of all kinds of Demand (STOs, POs, Forecast, SalesOrders, TLB Order Demand) and want the Supply generated at Aggregated Level to Disaggregate to the 2 FGs at the 5 DC Locations based on Proportion of Demand.
I think my question is far more basic wrt the Master Data Setup ... would help if you can clarify each of my questions separately in your reply.  The Confusion is due to lack of clarity on the Master Data Setup in linking the Product Group PRODUCT Code & Location Group LOC Code to the respective Hierarchies and also SNP Interactive Planning not having a Place to enter these created Hierarchies.
I do want to praise and appreciate your contribution to the Blog ,,, well done.  Full 10 Points Guaranteed on reply to above questions.
Regards,
Ambrish

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