Sales, Inventory, and Operations Planning Solutions
Anticipate change and make necessary adjustments to mitigate risks and seize new opportunities
Integrate sales, inventory, and operations processes to facilitate collaborative decision making across the enterprise. With sales inventory and operations planning solutions from SAP, your organisation can balance demand and supply profitably and pursue optimal product availability. In turn, inventory and working capital are significantly reduced, service levels are optimised, and profitability and customer service are improved.
Find out how this Chilean pulp producer is using SAP Integrated Business Planning for sales and operations to improve data quality and dramatically speed up planning cycles – freeing up more time for strategic analysis.
American Sugar Refining owns and operates refineries and specialty sweetener production facilities across North America. Learn how they’re speeding time to market using SAP Integrated Planning for sales and operations, powered by SAP HANA in the cloud.
Maximised effectiveness of product strategy and launch plans
Optimise your product management review – the first step in an integrated business planning process – with SAP software for product management. Reach consensus on the status of projects in the product pipeline, quickly address issues that affect their status, and develop action plans to get projects with a yellow or red status back to green. Review key performance metrics, and reprioritize projects as required.
Better consensus demand planning through improved demand collection, aggregation, and in-depth analysis
Using SAP software, you can quickly gather demand inputs, analyse demand data, and generate a single consensus demand plan for measuring current volume and financial target achievement. It lets everyone view and enter information at the level that makes sense for them and their department, and it normalises and aggregates the input for executive decision making. You get more accurate demand planning, streamlined capacity needs, and more assurance of meeting financial targets.
Accelerated analysis of supply and capacity through improved data collection, aggregation, and analysis
SAP software gives you full visibility into supply information, so you can proactively change supply plans and avoid manufacturing capacity and material shortages. Data from SAP and non-SAP systems is collected and normalised for rapid simulations and analysis to perform inventory level, rough-cut capacity planning and critical material analysis. You can keep supply in proper balance, minimise costs by managing inventory levels, and have faster, more accurate planning cycles.
Balanced demand and supply through the use of rapid simulations and robust analysis
With SAP software you can balance demand and supply by running rapid simulations and comparing planning scenarios in real time – even as business conditions change. You can gather and analyse massive amounts of demand, supply, and financial data instantly and at any level of granularity. As a result, you can uncover opportunities to reduce costs, prepare for changes in demand and supply before they happen, optimise profitability, and avoid manufacturing capacity and material shortages.
Alignment of demand and supply plans with executive financial targets and key performance indicators
SAP software provides a full view of synchronised demand and supply plans based on a unified model of data, so you can see if plans align with financial goals. You can drill down into plans; run rapid simulations of changes for what-if analysis; and test assumptions to see their potential impact. Reviews are faster, letting people focus on ways to increase revenue and market share, optimise product and customer profitability, minimise inventory costs, and overcome capacity constraints.
Optimised service-level targets based on profitability
SAP software lets you establish service-level targets that reflect the profitability of an item, location, and customer, so you can prioritize investments. It optimises service levels to help you meet global targets, minimises cost, and maximises revenues. You can meet sales goals by increasing customer service levels, reduce inventory and increase capital by gaining insights into the network and supply chain, and improve planner productivity by determining forecast error accuracy.
Optimised stock quantity that drives planning, maximises customer service levels, and minimises capital investments
Inventory optimisation software from SAP helps you get the right products to the right place at the right time. It supports multi-echelon supply chains with high volumes and complexities; optimises the inventory mix; and lets you analyse a large number of influencing factors. It provides critical visibility across the supply chain and helps determine optimal inventory levels. You can enhance operational targets, increase productivity, free up capital, and increase customer loyalty.
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Reimagine the way you do business with SAP Digital Business Services
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.