Manage and analyse demand streams to feed operational planning and drive greater productivity and customer satisfaction
Match supply more closely with demand using SAP software for demand management to improve efficiency, productivity, and customer satisfaction levels. Collect internal and external demand streams, analyse their input, and use the resulting insight to create rational demand plans and update them as needed. Integrate internal and external demand data across sales and supply functions as a foundation for trade promotion activities and other means of demand shaping.
Read how this industrial machinery and components company improved accuracy of demand forecasts with SAP Advanced Planning and Optimisation. The result: better material availability, quick reaction to changing markets, and more global transparency.
SAP software facilitates promotion planning by letting you perform what-if simulations based on order history, retail point-of-sale, and market research data. Advanced modelling and predictive analytics capabilities enable marketing and sales teams to predict and optimise outcomes for both manufacturers and retailers. The software lets you assess and define the best promotion opportunities for a product. The benefits are more successful promotions and improved financial performance.
Integrate demand data to provide more accurate forecasts for operational planning
SAP software helps companies project demand with improved accuracy by integrating data from multiple sources with continuous updates from the field. Collaborative demand planning draws real-time data from salespeople, vendors, and customers. Robust tools support the statistical analysis and judgmental adjustments to turn the data into insight. Deeper insight means more accurate forecasts, tighter inventory control, and higher customer service levels.
Retail demand forecasts and automated multilevel inventory replenishment and optimisation
SAP software lets you accurately forecast customer demand and integrate this information into all levels of the supply chain. Combined with automated replenishment, this helps ensure optimal order quantities for stores and distribution centres. You can create accurate and timely purchase orders, launch sales campaigns, build customer and vendor relationships, and reduce labour costs. The time spent on routine tasks is greatly reduced, letting employees dedicate more time to customers.
Inventory planning across a distribution network based on parts volumes, velocity, and segments
SAP software supports comprehensive service parts planning and procurement, complete with full parts inventory visibility. You can make more informed distribution decisions based on what’s currently happening. You can also avoid missing opportunities to reduce costs as well as aggregate inventory data to determine parts availability. You benefit from increased efficiency; more aligned processes across parts planning, warehousing, and fulfilment; and superior customer service levels.
Drive more effective demand management with the SAP Demand and Supply Network Planning rapid-deployment solution. Easily create and verify demand plans for more accurate forecasting and enhanced inventory optimisation.
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See how SAP Enterprise Demand Sensing can help you determine daily demand by item, location, and customer segment, as well as predict out-of-stock situations to minimise expediting and transportation costs.
Read this Aberdeen report to learn how demand sensing can help ready your supply chain to satisfy customer demand and optimise inventories, taking into account variables such as weather, local events, and more.