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Response Network Solutions

Manage, control, and respond to changing conditions through supply chain collaboration with response network solutions

Reduce planning cycle times and inventory levels and increase service quality with response network solutions from SAP. With SAP software and supply chain collaboration you can:

  • Connect with suppliers, customers, and outsourced manufacturers across a multitiered supply network
  • Collaborate across supply, demand, and inventory replenishment processes
  • Manage quality and outsourced manufacturing
  • Control inventory and replenishment processes and proactively react on supply shortages

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Solution Capabilities

Included Capabilities

Supplier Collaboration

Manage materials availability to support flexible forecast- and demand-driven manufacturing

Give suppliers real-time visibility into materials requirements and out-of-the-box support for procurement and replenishment processes – from forecast sharing to ordering, confirmation, shipment, quality notification, and invoicing – with SAP software for supplier-collaborative replenishment. Enable both forecast-based and demand-triggered replenishment and optimize inventory levels to support either process so you can shorten lead times, reduce inventory costs, and improve service.

Customer Collaboration

Keep inventory in sync with customer demand and replenish to ensure service agreements

Meet service levels by optimizing replenishment quantities based on real-time demand. Quickly calculate the right product quantities needed to replenish customer sites without stocking excess inventory, but keep enough inventory to prevent stock-outs, especially during promotions. Plan full-truckload replenishment quantities to improve asset use , and manage by exception to improve customer satisfaction and boost revenues while maintaining minimum inventory levels.

Outsourced Manufacturing Collaboration

Improve supply network visibility and collaboration for profitable outsourced manufacturing

Connect with contract manufacturers using SAP software for outsourced manufacturing collaboration. Use automated functions to view the status of materials at outsourced locations, track milestones, and identify issues proactively. Create, publish, and finalize work orders fast, including subcontractor purchase orders and orders for configure-to-order items. By improving visibility into multitiered supply networks, our software helps to shorten lead times and reduce manufacturing costs.

Sense and Respond to Supply Insights

Sense and respond to supply insights with control-tower-enabled visibility

Understand, analyze, and manage variabilities in supply chain conditions with SAP software that helps you sense and respond to supply insights. Our software offers control-tower functionality that enables you to:

  • Get early warnings about supply disruptions through alerts, key performance indicators, reports, and insights
  • Perform cause-and-effect analysis and what-if simulations to help ensure effective corrective action and quick response

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Get the support you need to efficiently implement and operate your SAP solutions – and take advantage of new technologies. We offer a range of support services, from foundation level to strategic engagement and co-innovation.

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Businesses everywhere are transforming into digital enterprises – but it’s not always that easy. SAP Digital Business Services can help guide your transformation journey every step of the way, from strategy to technology implementation and beyond.

Our experts take a holistic approach, helping you identify and implement new processes and capabilities while ensuring your operations continue to run smoothly. We’ll work to make sure your SAP software delivers ongoing, unsurpassed value as you address the evolving demands of the digital economy. 


Response network solutions at a glance

Learn how response network solutions from SAP enable visibility, process automation, and increased responsiveness. These capabilities allow a company to coordinate requirements across global partners and transform itself into a supply network.

Supply Network Collaboration on SAP HANA

See how Supply Network Collaboration 7.02 running on SAP HANA is optimized to improve the purchase order process from end to end. The system can query large volumes of data in a very short amount of time.

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