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


  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


  1. accenture

    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…
  2. 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.

  3. Live Webinar

    Expert Panel Discussion: Boost Manufacturing Agility and Flexibility with SAP HANA

    Digital transformation is a goal that many manufacturers have been working toward as a means of optimizing operations and improving manufacturing productivity. But the last year has increased the urgency of this initiative as it has become clear to manufacturers that digital transformation can help maintain business continuity and increase agility when introducing new products,…
  4. Mitigating Bullwhip Effect Through Supply Chain Visibility

    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

    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. Reducing Supply Chain Complexity Through Integrated Labeling

    by Kumar Singh, Research Director, Automation & Analytics, Supply Chain Management, SAPinsider Supply chain disruptions are on the rise and one of many key reasons is the ever-increasing complexity of global supply chains. Complex SKU portfolios, scattered global manufacturing and distribution footprint, evolving customer segments, omnichannel, these are some of the examples of the factors that…
  7. Role of Integrated Labeling Solutions in Reducing Supply Chain Complexity

    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.…
  8. by Keith Grayson, Senior Director of Database and Data Management Solution Management, SAP

    How IoT Can Help Rejuvenate RFID Technology

    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…
  9. Understanding the Key Aspect of Supply Chain Visibility

    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

    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…