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Supply Chain Planning

With an integrated approach to supply chain planning, you can respond effectively to changes in supply, demand, and market conditions.

Synchronize supply chain planning decisions across lines of business


Agile supply chain planning requires speed and resiliency, especially during times of disruption. By adopting an extended planning and analysis (xP&A) capability, you can synchronize supply chain planning in real time across the business in line with financial and operational plans. As a result, you can become a more agile and aligned organization that is ready to respond to any situation.


Industry 4.0

Connect production with process execution across the supply chain.

Supply Chain Planning Software

Build a resilient and agile supply chain with software from SAP. 


Demand forecasting and management

Use demand sensing, statistical modeling, and machine learning algorithms to make accurate short- to long-term forecasts.

Multi-echelon inventory optimization

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

Sales and operations planning (S&OP)

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

Response and supply planning

Optimize supply management with plans based on prioritized demands, allocations, and constraints, such as production capacity.

By integrating SAP S/4HANA, SAP IBP for Supply Chain, and SAP Analytics Cloud, we have created the perfect conditions for an intelligent, data-driven co-operative that provides the best value for our growers.

Steve Birgfeld, Vice President Information Technology and Services, Blue Diamond Growers

SAP planning solutions offer a broad-range of scenarios that can help your teams deliver results with greater agility. By integrating SAP Analytics Cloud and SAP Integrated Business Planning (SAP IBP) for Supply Chain, you gain one connected planning solution across lines of business to strengthen collaboration throughout your entire organization.


Demand management and forecasting
Capture historical demand, adjust demand data, and apply dedicated forecasting models for the parts business.

Inventory planning

Automate stocking and destocking decisions and calculate safety stock as well as economic order quantity (EOQ). 

Parts supply planning
Perform distribution requirements planning (DRP) and generate order proposals.

Distribution logistics

Apply push or pull deployment, balance inventory across locations, and execute distribution.


Priority-based order promising

Allocate the right stock to the right demand in a supply shortage situation, and speed up delivery for key customers.

Optimized stock allocation

Allocate stocks based on business priorities, considering suitable alternatives.

Analytics-driven decision support

Analyze supply and demand and product allocation to understand the influence of product availability constraints.


Partner and supplier collaboration

Collaborate with global partners across processes for ordering, forecasting, quality checks, inventory management, and more.

Dashboards for status monitoring

Get order status updates from suppliers, and quickly identify quality issues and mismatches between supply and demand.

Rapid onboarding functionality

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

Enhanced compliance

Improve compliance and on-time order delivery with standards-based, secure communications and configurable business rules.

See how customers are succeeding with supply chain planning solutions from SAP

What are analysts saying about supply chain planning?

Planting sustainability into supply chain planning

Learn why IDC believes that sustainability is an integral part of how companies plan their integrated supply chains.

Taking control of supply chain planning

Find out why IDC says SAP solutions can help you realize a holistic supply chain planning strategy that gives you greater control.

Can you act fast when supply chain disruption happens?

Achieving supply chain resiliency by synchronizing business decisions

Learn how synchronized planning breaks down silos between planning and execution, creates flexible, agile, and executable plans, and focuses on understanding true risk and the probability of disruptions or changes and their impact across the entire value chain.

Assess your supply chain resiliency against today’s challenges

SAP has created the “Supply Chain Game Changer," a simulated game that allows you to understand how each role in your supply chain responds and reacts to disruptive change. You can choose from three different scenarios ‒ product shortages, logistics issues, and merger obstacles ‒ and various roles including demand planner, supply planner, and head of planning.

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Kick-start your sustainable supply chain journey

The “Decade of Action” is in full swing, as businesses worldwide respond to pressure for more-sustainable practices from not only external regulatory bodies but also shareholders, employees, and customers.

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