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                  Supply Chain Planning

                  Increase business agility to respond effectively to market needs with supply chain management (SCM) software from SAP.

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                  SAP leads in sales and operations planning systems
                  • Forecasting and demand management
                  • Inventory optimization
                  • Sales and operations planning
                  • Response and supply planning
                  • Real-time collaboration
                  • Dashboards for status monitoring
                  • Rapid onboarding functionality
                  • Robust compliance features?
                  • Comprehensive process management
                  • Product lifecycle sourcing
                  • Supplier selection functionality
                  • Product costing for multilevel BOMs

                  SAP Integrated Business Planning

                  Respond quickly to market changes with real-time supply chain planning capabilities.


                  Forecasting and demand management

                  Use demand sensing and statistical forecasting to get full demand transparency with short-, mid-, and long-term forecasting.

                  Inventory optimization

                  Set optimal inventory targets that enable you to maximize profits, while leaving a buffer to help you meet unexpected demand.

                  Sales and operations planning

                  Deliver a cross-departmental sales and operations plan that balances inventory, service levels, and profitability.

                  Response and supply planning

                  Optimize resourcing efficiency by creating supply plans based on prioritized demands, allocations, and supply chain constraints.

                  Demand-driven replenishment

                  Tame supply-chain variability and improve material flow using techniques for demand-driven material requirements planning.

                  SAP Integrated Business Planning helps us improve inventory placement to maximize sales revenue opportunities, while minimizing working capital at Syngenta. And with a reduction in time spent forecasting each month, we can focus more on servicing the farmers and channel partners who depend on us.

                  Austin Parrish, Head of Business Planning, Syngenta AG

                  SAP Ariba Supply Chain Collaboration for Buyers

                  Work together in real time with partners across your supply chain, including suppliers and contract manufacturers.


                  Real-time collaboration

                  Collaborate with partners in real time on processes such as ordering, forecasting, and quality and inventory management.

                  Dashboards for status monitoring

                  Get order status updates from suppliers and identify supply-demand mismatch and quality issues quickly.?

                  Rapid onboarding functionality

                  Provide on-demand tools or use supplier integration options to enable efficient supplier onboarding and rapid user adoption.

                  Robust compliance features

                  Improve compliance with standards-based and secured communications, as well as customized configuration of business rules.

                  Enabling multitiered inventory and planning strategies drastically reduced inventories at our contract manufacturers. The total right now is close to $200 million of inventory drained.

                  Ryan Murphy, Director of Supply Chain Business Technologies, Microsoft Corporation

                  SAP Ariba Strategic Sourcing Suite

                  Digitalize source-to-contract processes for spend categories, including services, indirect materials, and direct materials.


                  Comprehensive process management

                  Minimize contract leakage with support for end-to-end processes, from product specification to contract management.

                  Product lifecycle sourcing

                  Integrate with product lifecycle management solutions from SAP for efficient data sharing and demand-driven sourcing.

                  Supplier selection functionality

                  Support supplier selection and negotiation activities with advanced scoring, award optimization, and analysis features.

                  Product costing for multilevel BOMs

                  Simplify costing for multilevel bills of material (BOMs) with what-if analysis for more accurate predictions of final costs.?

                  Supplier management for direct materials

                  Avoid supply chain disruption by selecting optimal suppliers with qualification, segmentation, and monitoring functionality.

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                  The physical asset and the digital twin

                  Benefit from a full digital representation of connected assets along their lifecycle.

                  Digital twin technologies

                  Find out how digital twins synchronize the virtual, physical, conditional, and commercial definitions of assets and products in real time to help you accelerate innovation, optimize operating performance conditions, and predict service requirements.

                  Transform your business faster with help from SAP Digital Business Services

                  Jump-start your SAP solutions and drive ROI by collaborating with industry experts, consultants, and support engineers to receive guidance, prescriptive best practices, and expertise – no matter where you are on your journey.

                  Realize your business goals by simplifying and accelerating your digital transformation

                  In an era focused on continuous innovation and anticipating customer needs, it can be hard to turn your vision into reality. This is where SAP Digital Business Services can help. We’re part of SAP, so we know SAP software better than anyone else. With over 40 years of experience, we can help you reach your business transformation goals, and everything in between.

                  Transform your business with unparalleled service support enterprise-wide

                  SAP Digital Business Services connects business and IT to help you close the gap between your digital transformation strategy and execution. From designing and value discovery to accelerated innovation to productive usage for tangible business results, you can evolve your business by breaking new ground with a trusted adviser that knows SAP software best.

                  Get the latest news and trends from experts

                  David Vallejo
                  Vice President, Global Head of Digital Business Planning
                  Digital business planning in real time

                  Find out how you can integrate planning into other design-to-operate phases to facilitate the transition to a demand-driven model.

                  Richard Howells
                  Vice President for Supply Chain Solutions,
                  Optimizing the supply chain to create customer value

                  See how Cascades Containerboard Packaging is working to optimize its supply chain to make the transition to a customer-centric organization.

                  Adam Peanna
                  Senior Extended Supply Chain Solution Specialist,
                  How to attain effective business planning by 2020

                  Learn why effective integrated business planning is a challenge for many organizations, and how business leaders can prioritize planning to remain competitive.

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