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.


  1. Protiviti

    Reading time: 3 mins

    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.

  2. Introducing ABAP Platform 1809

    Why a Solution That Can Integrate Algorithms Smartly Will Be a Game Changer

    Reading time: 3 mins

    by Kumar Singh, Research Director, Automation & Analytics, Supply Chain Management, SAPinsider   Thinking beyond the obvious We envision that at some point,  AI algorithms will replace existing supply chain planning systems. However, we rarely think about or discuss the architecture of the kind of solution that can make it happen. We will not get…
  3. Celonis

    Celonis believes that every company can unlock its full execution capacity. Powered by its market-leading process mining core, the Celonis Execution Management System provides a set of applications, and developer studio and platform capabilities for business executives and users to eliminate billions in corporate inefficiencies. Celonis has thousands of customers, including ABB, AstraZeneca, Bosch, Coca-Cola, Citibank, Danaher Corporation, Dell, GSK, John Deere, L’Oréal, Siemens, Uber, Vodafone and Whirlpool. Celonis is headquartered in Munich, Germany and New York City, USA and has 15 offices worldwide.

  4. Mitigating Bullwhip Effect Through Supply Chain Visibility

    Reading time: 8 mins

    By Kumar Singh, Research Director, Automation & Analytics, SAPinsider Bullwhip is back in limelight When the pandemic made the demand for certain products skyrocket, we started hearing the term “bullwhip effect” a lot. But bullwhip effect has existed in supply chains for decades. The fact is, the technology to address this has existed for few…
  5. Leveraging Operational Intelligence for Competitive Advantage

    Reading time: 5 mins

    While there are many aspects and features that are evolving as business intelligence tools evolve, one key aspect is the transition from leveraging BI tools as providing historical insights into “what happened” to being tools that also provide answers to questions like “what is happening” and “what can happen”. And this is where Operational Intelligence…
  6. Role of Integrated Labeling Solutions in Reducing Supply Chain Complexity

    Reading time: 6 mins

    by Kumar Singh, Research Director, Automation & Analytics, Supply Chain Management, SAPinsider   Complex SKU portfolios, scattered global manufacturing and distribution footprint, evolving customer segments, rise of omnichannel are examples of the aspects that are contributing to the ever increasing complexities of supply chains today. Organizations leveraging SAP ERP are no exception to this complexity trend.…
  7. by Keith Grayson, Senior Director of Database and Data Management Solution Management, SAP

    How IoT Can Help Rejuvenate RFID Technology

    Reading time: 4 mins

    by Kumar Singh, Research Director, Automation & Analytics, Supply Chain Management, SAPinsider   RFID- a mature technology with wide applications in supply chain New digital tools and technologies on the horizon bring many promises. The hype for many of these emerging technologies is well deserved. However, before you embark on a mission to embrace an…
  8. Understanding the Key Aspect of Supply Chain Visibility

    Reading time: 8 mins

    In the world of supply chain, the more information available on what is going on in the supply chain, the more confident players in the chain can be about seamless execution. This visibility leads to increased certainty, and with that, the need for “just in case measures” like time buffers, labor buffers, inventory buffers etc.…
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    Big Opportunities in TinyML : Leveraging AI at the Edge in Supply Chains

    Reading time: 6 mins

    If you have not heard of the term “TinyML” before, you are not alone. The good news is that you are probably already aware of the underlying technology behind this terminology but were probably not aware of this marketing term that was assigned to it, sometime in late 2019. So let us first start by…
  10. Leveraging No-Code Platforms to Eliminate Information Silos in Your Supply Chain

    The importance of supply chain visibility in reducing risk, controlling costs, and maximizing revenue has never been more prominent than it is now. Having an end-to-end visibility across your supply chain is becoming a must have capability but building that capability requires organizations to overcome certain challenges. A key challenge is information silos within supply…