Transforming Supply Chain Planning with CloudPaths

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  1. Meet Demand-Driven Scheduling Requirements with SAP ERP and SAP APO: Q&A on When to Use Which for Enhanced Supply and Production Planning

    SAP ERP and the production planning and detailed scheduling (PP/DS) and supply network planning (SNP) components of SAP Advanced Planning and Optimization (SAP APO) offer functionality that can be utilized in a variety of design options to optimize production plans and provide greater visibility into your inventory management, but when do you use which? Especially...…

  2. SAP Integrated Business Planning for Sales and Operations: Q&A on How to Optimize Demand and Supply Planning and Increase Profitability

    When it comes to your supply chain, accuracy, efficiency, swift and informed decision making, and timely responses and adjustments to market and business changes are critical — but a lack of communication between sales, marketing, finance, and operations can be a significant impediment to these goals. The ability to effectively and simultaneously evaluate data from...…

  3. Implementing SAP IBP Analytic Stories to Improve Supply Chain

    he SAP IBP Analytics Stories App, while incorporating several features from the SAP SAC product, remains exclusive to the SAP IBP product. Consequently, not all functionalities of SAP SAC are present in SAP IBP Analytics Stories. However, like all SAP products, enhancements are expected over time and SAP IBP Analytics Stories roadmap is still valid…

  4. Probabilistic Supply Chain and Demand Forecasting with SAP IBP: Deliver Results Using Data Science

    SAP introduced the concept of Probabilistic Supply Chain into its SAP IBP product in the current and future versions with adaptive and very powerful algorithms for large data sets. Certainly, AI has been around within the SAP landscape for a while with extremely powerful algorithms in the SAP BW-Data Mining suite and SAP HANA PAL…

  5. Effectively Respond to Your Business Risks and Evaluate Residual Risk Levels

    Examine the fourth phase of the enterprise risk management (ERM) process: risk response allocation. See how in SAP BusinessObjects Risk Management you can distinguish between various response types and involve response owners in a collaborative process to increase accountability for response implementation. In addition to assessing response completeness and effectiveness, you can conduct a residual...…

  6. 5 Steps of S&OP to Achieve an Integrated Business Plan

    Sales and operations planning (S&OP) is a set of decision-making processes that regulate and coordinate overall capacity, inventory levels, and lead times across engineering, projects, manufacturing, finance, supply chain, and operations based on forecast information about the market. S&OP focuses on changes from the previous plan and links that with the strategic goals of cost…

  7. Delivering Business Impact with SAP IBP

    SAP IBP is an essential component of the broader SAP S/4HANA ecosystem and has been purpose-built to help businesses of all types manage complex supply chains and streamline operations across various levels. Each module within the solution features a standardized data model, which provides real-time visibility of the supply chain. This real-time view can be…

  8. Transitioning from APO to SAP IBP with CloudPaths

    SAP Advanced Planner and Optimizer (APO) has long been a staple for real-time supply chain management, enabling coordination from suppliers to consumers. However, with SAP phasing out support for APO by 2027, users face potential operational risks without ongoing maintenance solutions. Transitioning to SAP Integrated Business Planning (IBP) emerges as a strategic move to preserve…

  9. End-to-End Supply Chain

    Transforming Supply Chain Planning with CloudPaths

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    In the intricate realm of supply chain management, SAP’s digital planning tools, notably through SAP Integrated Business Planning (SAP IBP) and enhancements like Order Based Planning (OBP) and Real-Time Integration (RTI), significantly enhance operational and tactical planning. These tools are part of a larger suite that addresses inventory, sales, operations, and supply-demand coordination, facilitating real-time…

  10. Achieve Excellence in Sales and Operations Planning

    Sales and operations planning (S&OP) functions live at the tactical level of the planning hierarchy in an environment that synchronizes demand, inventory, and supply plans and considers profit objectives. S&OP has been discussed in multiple forums over the years because of the value it delivers to the organization as whole. In this article you will…