Supply Chain Management

Managing your Design to Operate process lifecycle has never been more challenging, as customer demand patters and supply networks are constantly in flux making it more difficult to coordinate planning, production, and logistics.  Content in this group of categories will help customers understand what it takes to create nimble, flexible, product design and development, planning, production, and logistics. We’ll cover core solutions with SAP ECC and SAP S/4HANA as well as cloud based, planning, manufacturing and procurement solutions. You will learn from both thought leadership as well as case studies and best practices to get the most out of your investment in both SAP and non-SAP solutions

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  1. Manage Material Requirements Planning Exception Messages in SAP

    By Venkata Ramana Nethi, CSCP, CPIM

  2. Industry 4.0 – The Journey to the Future of Productivity

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  1. LRS

    Manufacturing companies are often overwhelmed by the breadth of Industry 4.0 technologies and are not quite sure where to begin their digital transformations. Learn how to assess product bottlenecks and inefficiencies and how to build incrementally on end-to-end processes such as design to operate. Because unique customer demands heavily affect product design and manufacturing, manufacturers…
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    Supply Chain Sustainability with Elise Caves

    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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    Best Practice Demand Forecasting with SAP IBP

    Contributing Editor: John Yuva, SAPinsider Demand Forecasting with SAP IBP Robust is a difficult term to define. It’s something that is useful for the organization, something that makes sense. A robust demand forecasting process must be able to handle variances in demand and enable control of your supply chain — with the intent of avoiding…
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    Leverage SAP Integrated Business Planning for Forecasting

    Robust is a difficult term to define. It’s something that is useful for the organization, something that makes sense. A robust demand forecasting process must be able to handle variances in demand and enable control your supply chain — with the intent of avoiding situations where you have 1,000 days of inventory or are missing…
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    A Beginner’s Guide to Spend Analysis

    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

    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…...…
  7. The New Age Supply Chain

    By Shashi Jina, Research Director, SAPinsider The New Age Supply Chain: Sustainability and Resource Optimization With an evolving and volatile global environment, stakeholders are placing greater focus on supply chain risks. Thus, there’s a greater demand to be more resourceful and conscientious of environmental and social needs. The COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 exposed underlying supply…
  8. Evolve Your Manufacturing Execution System (MES) into a Digital Twin- in the Cloud

    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…
  9. How does a Large Governmental Body Institute End-to-End Procurement?

    As the steward of the world’s 10th-largest economy, the Government of Canada has long been a major purchaser of goods and services of all types. For decades, its agencies worked with point-to-point systems that became too cumbersome to operate. The government recently initiated a multimillion-dollar, five-year project to build an electronic procurement system to simplify…
  10. Modernizing Logistics and Inventory Tracking Benchmark Report

    In This Report: Supply chain visibility has been a pain point for companies across industries for many years. But the magnitude of repercussions from lack of visibility has increased exponentially in recent years, and the primary reason is evolving customer behavior and demand. Organizations today serve customers who are much more demanding and expect an…