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.

Results

  1. GIB

    GIB believes every SAP customer should achieve supply chain optimization. That’s an ambitious goal, and we have the solutions to fulfill that mission. We are the only certified SAP partner that delivers out-of-the-box supply chain solutions that run inside of SAP ECC and S/4 HANA. Our solutions scale up to meet the complex requirements of the largest companies in the world, and scale down to meet the budgetary constraints of all SAP customers. With more than 600 customers in 20+ countries, you can trust that GIB will extend and enhance your SAP ERP system to deliver the supply chain performance your customers and stakeholders demand.

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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…...…
  4. 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…
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    Procurement Transformation: Automation in P2P

    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…
  6. Leveraging IoT Data for Inventory Planning and Management

    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…
  7. The Increasing Importance of Supply Chain Visibility and the Emergence of Enterprise Control Towers

    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.…
  8. Leveraging Technology to Address Automotive Industry Challenges

    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…
  9. Impact of E-commerce on Warehousing Strategy

    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…
  10. Introducing ABAP Platform 1809

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

    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…