Demand-Driven Planning – Step 5 - Visible and Collective Execution

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  1. Balancing supply and demand

    How to Setup Demand Planning in SAP Advanced Planning and Optimization

    Reading time: 21 mins

    SAP Advanced Planning and Optimization, demand planning allows a business to perform forecasting of their materials while considering all the factors that affect the demand. Demand planning is periodic and contains multi-step processes such as data gathering, statistical analysis, reviewing market intelligence reports, and performing adjustments against budgeted forecast to drive material requirements planning. SAP…
  2. How to Leverage Collaborative Demand Planning with APO

    Discover how to leverage, configure, and execute the business requirement of collaborative demand planning using SAP Advanced Planning and Optimization (APO). Find out how to use the collaborative demand planning functionality of APO for a consensus demand forecast. Key Concept Collaborative demand planning is an agreement between business partners on demand quantity for a specific…...…
  3. Advanced Demand Planning with S&OP and SAP HANA

    Learn how to meet the challenges of integrating SAP Advanced Planning and Optimization (APO) statistical forecasting with SAP Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) and SAP HANA. Key Concept SAP Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) is a solution powered by SAP HANA that supports an organization’s end-to-end sales and operations planning business process. In SAP S&OP,…...…
  4. From Demand Planning to Demand Signal Management: Pros and Cons of Five Demand Management Solutions

    This article compares demand management options in five SAP solutions and discusses Demand Signal Management (DSiM), a new, SAP HANA-based solution, including a case study of a company that adopted the technology. Key Concept Demand Signal Management (DSiM) is an SAP HANA-based solution that helps in sensing demand from a variety of data sources, such as…...…
  5. Exploit Demand Planning to Forecast Dependent Requirements in SAP APO

    Learn the process flow of an SAP Advanced Planning and Optimization (APO) forecast with bills of material (BOM). Follow a step-by-step procedure to release a forecast and interpret the results. Key Concept Demand Planning (DP) in SAP Advanced Planning and Optimization (SAP APO) helps to generate forecasts based on historical values. Forecasting is generally done…...…
  6. Demand Planning Alerts Increase the Accuracy of Your Forecasts

    One of the biggest problems facing demand planners is spotting trends and errors in large volumes of data. You can use the alert functionality in SAP APO Demand Planning module to spot discrepancies, allowing your demand planners to “manage by exception.” We explain the different ways in which you can use alerts to help create…...…
  7. Report Design from Start to Finish with the SAP APO Demand Planning Add-In for Microsoft Excel

    Learn how to create reports in the new SAP Advanced Planning and Optimization (SAP APO) demand planning add-in for Microsoft Excel from scratch. Follow a use case to help you understand the prerequisites for using this functionality. Key Concept The SAP Advanced Planning and Optimization (SAP APO) demand planning add-in for Microsoft Excel provides a…...…
  8. Perform Demand Planning Over the Web

    SAP APO 4.1 provides a collaborative planning platform for Demand Planning (DP) that helps you to capture demand directly from customers or from your field sales force over the Internet. Learn tips from a recent implementation, and take advantage of improvements in key performance measures like forecast accuracy. Key Concept SAP APO 4.1 has an…...…
  9. A Look into the New World of SAP Integrated Business Planning

    Learn an approach for evaluating migration from SAP Advanced Planning and Organization (SAP APO) to SAP Integrated Business Planning based on two real-life case studies. Learn how some implementation considerations of a cloud-based planning solution such as SAP Integrated Business Planning are different from a traditional SAP APO implementation. Key Concept Planning operator functions or…...…
  10. How to Achieve Optimal Inventory Levels with SAP Integrated Business Planning for Inventory

    Learn how to achieve optimal inventory levels for raw materials, work in process, and finished products across the supply chain with SAP Integrated Business Planning. Key Concept The unified planning area, SAP Integrated Business Planning’s standard planning area, provides end-to-end business processes related to all the technical details of a planning area in SAP Integrated…...…