A Blueprint for SAP Users Looking to Board the Automation Train

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  1. 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…...…
  2. Manage Supply Chain Risks with SAP Supply Chain Performance Management 2.0

    SAP Supply Chain Performance Management 2.0 offers extended performance and risk indicators in a number of key areas, including the Supply Chain Council’s Supply Chain Operations Reference (SCOR) model. Learn how to effectively map these key risk indicators to an enterprise risk management program using SAP Supply Chain Performance Management 2.0 and SAP Risk Management…...…
  3. Safety Stock: Which Method Is Right for You?

    Learn about various methods of safety stock supported by standard SAP Advanced Planning & Optimization (SAP APO), including a new method that provides a more cost-effective way of managing safety stocks in a supply chain. Key Concept Supply chains are exposed to multiple uncertain influencing factors, such as demand upsurges or production disruptions. Safety stock…...…
  4. Multilevel Supply Demand Matching with SAP APO-CTM Engine

    In this excerpt from Balaji Gaddam’s SAP PRESS book, Capable to Match (CTM) with SAP APO, gain insight into the CTM engine algorithm and understand the constraint-based programming techniques that the CTM engine uses to arrive at a feasible plan for a given demand. Key Concept Supply network planning using SAP SCM offers several planning…...…
  5. Outsourcing Operations? How to Design an Undisrupted Supply Plan in SAP APO

    See how a manufacturing company created a new third-party logistics (3PL) code to represent a third-party logistics service provider. By incorporating 3PL into supply chain planning, the manufacturing company could plan against changing demand and supply position at 3PL and replenish the 3PL site to achieve the desired customer service level. Key Concept A purchase…...…
  6. Control User Compliance to a Stipulated Source of Supply Using a Source List

    Learn how to set up and implement the SAP system functionality to enforce user compliance to an approved source of supply with a source list at the plant and material levels in the SAP ERP Materials Management Purchasing (MM-PUR) component. Key Concept A source list can be a vital tool for achieving 100 percent user…...…
  7. Achieving Resilient Supply Chain Networks with Accenture

    There are countless opportunities to apply generative AI across end-to-end supply chain networks. Performance gains are waiting to be tapped in everything from sourcing and planning, through manufacturing and fulfilment, to aftersales and service. There’s also significant cross-functional value to be gained in areas like sustainability, customer-centricity, supply chain resilience and supply chain data analysis.…
  8. 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…...…
  9. Execute Shelf Life Planning Using SNP Heuristics

    Learn how to configure Supply Network Planning (SNP) heuristics to consider various shelf life requirements, such as minimum and maximum shelf life conditions, during planning. Read about the limitations and enhancements associated with SNP when considering shelf life planning. Key Concept Consideration of shelf life requirements is not adequately addressed by the various planning engines…...…
  10. 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…