Conversational AI for Inventory Planning

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  1. Aggregate Inventory Management in SAP, Part I of II

    Reading time: 16 mins

    Organizations strive to achieve high standards in customer service with balanced investment inventory. Material planners, from the plant to managerial to the corporate level, work on managing inventory on a periodic basis to maintain balance between inventory to carry vs. customer satisfaction. The right tools can replace spreadsheets to help organize this information effectively on…

  2. Create Successful Aggregates in BW

    Reading time: 17 mins

    When used correctly, aggregates can optimize the performance of your BW system. The author demonstrates how to create base and lower-level aggregates that enhance system performance and he provides pre- and post-implementation tips to make the most of your aggregates.   Aggregates are an integral part of BW that, when implemented correctly, can optimize your...…

  3. Make the Most of SAP WM Inventory Count Capabilities

    Reading time: 23 mins

    Learn about the three main inventory count methods in Warehouse Management — annual inventory, continuous inventory, and cycle counting — and see how you can determine which process is best for your situation. Then find out how to configure each process. Key Concept The goal of the inventory count process is to ensure the accuracy...…

  4. Uncover Performance Improvements When Working with Aggregates Based on Master Data

    Apply these tips to master data-based aggregates to improve your system’s performance. Most BI professionals know the basics of aggregates. Many would say, “Aggregates are baby InfoCubes that include fewer characteristics than the basic parent InfoCube and therefore summarize the data even more than the InfoCube does.” When queries can use aggregates, the result is...…

  5. Enhanced Aggregated Planning and Disaggregation Improves RCCP Planning Accuracy

    The enhanced aggregated planning business function is for planning high-data volume scenarios in SAP Advanced Planning & Optimization (SAP APO). This function is useful in Retail, Apparel, and Footwear planning scenarios that have many product variants. You can use enhanced aggregated planning to plan at the product group level instead of product level for rough-cut...…

  6. How Does Your Inventory Management Strategy Measure Up?

    Discover where your organization is in this inventory maturity model, understand the set of required capabilities, and identify the key SAP functionalities to implement at each level. Consider the guidelines described in this roadmap to achieve higher customer satisfaction levels and reduce inventory carrying costs. Key Concept The inventory maturity model is a proposed four-...…

  7. Supply Network Planning: Aggregated Planning Eliminates Aggravated Planners

    Creating planning processes is extremely complicated. Planners must accommodate an almost endless list of demands and they run the risk of being overwhelmed by minutia. SAP Advanced Planning and Optimization (APO) offers the technology to consolidate large volumes of data so that planners can have more control as they approach the task. Key Concept Hierarchies...…

  8. SAP’s Check Tools Keep Your BW Data Consistent

    Reading time: 9 mins

    What good is your data if you aren’t confident of its accuracy? SAP provides two check tools, transaction RSRV and the aggregate check tool, that help you confirm the accuracy of your data on an ad hoc or ongoing basis. The author describes each tool’s capabilities and shows you how to put them to use....…

  9. Efficiently Reconcile MM and FI Inventory Values

    Understand the reasons that cause inventory value discrepancies in materials management (MM) and FI. Learn how to avoid these discrepancies by means of adequate master data and configuration checks. Understand how to identify and resolve MM and FI inventory value discrepancies. Key Concept Material movements originate in materials management (MM) and denote physical movement of...…

  10. Tips and Techniques for Optimal Query Performance with SAP NetWeaver BI Accelerator

    SAP NetWeaver BI Accelerator, available with SAP NetWeaver BI 7.0 and later, can reduce reliance on aggregates and improves how the system reads data, resulting in faster query performance. Find out which scenarios work best with the accelerator and learn which tasks you should carry out for the best possible accelerator performance. Key Concept The...…