Supply Chain Planning Trends and SAP Integrated Business Planning

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  1. 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…...…
  2. Are Your Safety Stock Levels Optimal? Match Your Method with APO Supply Planning Methodology

    SAP APO provides two methods for dealing with safety stock–the stock that you keep on hand in the event that you do not have enough material to deliver on orders. They are the Basic and Extended Safety Stock Methods. Each is designed for a specific supply planning methodology. Misalignment between the APO’s safety stock methods…...…
  3. APO’s Capable-to-Match Functionality Eases Multi-Site Supply Planning

    The Supply Network Planning (SNP) module in SAP Advanced Planning and Optimization (APO) technology allows organizations to plan for sourcing, production, distribution, and purchasing. Use the SNP Capable-to-Match (CTM) planning tool to maintain inventory levels across the supply chain and to eliminate procurement shortfalls. Key Concept The Capable-to-Match (CTM) planning algorithm in SNP supports rule-…...…
  4. 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…...…
  5. How to Setup Demand Planning in SAP Advanced Planning and Optimization

    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…
  6. Empower Planners with Response and Supply Planning

    Why is response and supply planning so important today? While companies are still facing challenges from an ongoing pandemic, the Russia-Ukraine war only adds to the disruptive landscape. Supply chain disruptions will continue to occur as part of our global new normal. Traditional planning approaches relied on monthly planning cycles with frozen planning horizons –…
  7. 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…...…
  8. Use World-Class SOP Strategies to Balance Future Supply and Demand

    Having difficulty balancing supply and demand? Doing OK but want to do better? Learn the key strategies to put Sales and Operations Planning (SOP) to work for you. Key Concept One of the key activities in the area of supply chain planning is the periodic review of anticipated demand and available supply. This business process…...…
  9. Better Manage Shortages by Integrating Allocation Planning with Supply Planning

    If you do not link product allocation to supply data properly, the two can fall out of sync quickly. This requires more manual intervention by planners and leads to problems such as shipping to the wrong customers and artificial shortages. Learn how to avoid this pitfall. Key Concept When they have to make decisions about…...…
  10. Improve Visibility of Critical Components Planning with SAP Integrated Business Planning for Sales and Operations

    Learn how to meet the challenges of visibility and planning of critical components by leveraging SAP Integrated Business Planning for sales and operations. Key Concept SAP Integrated Business Planning for sales and operations is a solution powered by SAP HANA that supports an organization’s end-to-end sales and operations planning business process. In SAP Integrated Business…...…