Supply Chain Planning

In eras of disruption and constant change, sales and operational planning becomes both important and challenging. Modernizing your overall planning capabilities is essential to maintaining competitive advantage and meeting your customer needs. Content in this track provides strategies, best practices, and solution roadmaps to help guide you in upgrading your supply chain planning game from sales and operational planning to forecasting, demand management, inventory planning and demand-driven replenishment. Learn how to use critical supply chain analytics and predictive capabilities to use what if analysis and improve your overall supply chain responsiveness. Practical tips and best practices will help you optimize your use of existing SAP ECC planning capabilities, Advanced Planning and Optimization (APO), and consider migration to SAP Integrated Business Planning (IBP) and other cloud-based planning solutions.

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  1. Protiviti

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    As an SAP Gold Partner and seven-time partner of the year, Protiviti’s network of consultants in over 85 offices and more than 25 countries can help you navigate the complex SAP S/4HANA landscape, define and execute your roadmap with powerful business insights that drive enhanced performance, and ensure you maximize the value of your SAP investment.

    Our team of SAP certified professionals helps you increase the benefit of SAP technologies including, Finance Transformation, Data and Analytics, Business Process Optimization, and Governance, Risk and Compliance.

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    Supply Chain Sustainability with Elise Caves

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    By Kumar Singh, Research Director, SAPinsider Supply Chain Sustainability Businesses all over the world are becoming more concerned about environmental issues. As supply chains become complex and global, transportation, manufacturing, warehousing and reverse logistics/re-cycling are getting more and more regulated and controlled. Apart from adhering to regulations, companies are also realizing their responsibilities towards building…
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    A Beginner’s Guide to Spend Analysis

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    By Shashi Jina, Research Director, SAPinsider and Kumar Singh Research Director, SAPinsider This article is the first in a series of five articles that will explore the fundamental and strategic aspects of spend analysis. While the imperatives today are more focused on providing enhanced products and services to customers, there is no denying that controlling…
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    Building Best in Class Sales & Operations Planning Teams

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    By Kumar Singh, Research Director, SAPinsider It is All about Teams A highly collaborative process like Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) is all about the team. How you design your core S&OP or Integrated Business Planning (IBP) team may end up determining the magnitude of the effectiveness of your S&OP process. The approach suggested in…...…
  5. Evolve Your Manufacturing Execution System (MES) into a Digital Twin- in the Cloud

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    by Kumar Singh, Research Director, Automation & Analytics, SAPinsider   What exactly is a Manufacturing Execution System (MES)? You will find a plethora of definitions of Manufacturing execution systems. But to put it in the simplest possible way, MES systems are computerized systems that help with the following three aspects in a manufacturing environment: Tracking…
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    Procurement Transformation: Automation in P2P

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    By Shashi Jina Research Director SAPInsider Supply Chain   As we move towards a digital economy, supply chain organizations are faced with finding new and innovate ways to transform and drive efficiencies — either through elimination or automation A focus area for many of these organizations is repetitive and/or administrative low- to non-value-added tasks. A…
  7. Leveraging IoT Data for Inventory Planning and Management

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    by Kumar Singh, Research Director, Data & Analytics, Supply Chain Management, SAPinsider   There is no doubt that Internet of Things (IoT) has the capability to significantly transform the way supply chains run. While we predominantly think of their usage in digital twins in a supply chain context, IoT has the potential to impact inventory…
  8. The Increasing Importance of Supply Chain Visibility and the Emergence of Enterprise Control Towers

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    By Shashi Jina, Research Director, Supply Chain Management   As organizations continue their recovery from the pandemic, many will have to adapt and make permanent changes in their supply chain processes and technologies. The shift to establish and expand multi-echelon manufacturing and distribution networks closer to the customer, places greater emphasis on centralized, real-time visibility.…
  9. Leveraging Technology to Address Automotive Industry Challenges

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    By Kumar Singh, Research Director, Automation & Analytics, SAPinsider Automotive- An industry prone to challenges Automotive industry is one of the most prominent industries as far as the world of manufacturing is concerned. As Cassia and Matteo quote in their bestselling book “The Economics of Cars” : “The history of the manufacturing industry and the…
  10. Impact of E-commerce on Warehousing Strategy

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    by Kumar Singh, Research Director, Automation & Analytics, Supply Chain Management, SAPinsider   E-commerce was destined to grow significantly even before the pandemic but the advent of pandemic has accelerated the growth. Such was the boom in e-commerce during this pandemic that even some of the struggling e-commerce companies, are doing good business. The current…