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Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP)

Power more productive and responsive planning by unifying financial and operational planning; fostering collaboration; and aligning inventory, service levels, and profitability.

Real-time planning

Balance demand and supply, integrate financial and operational planning, and link high-level strategic plans with mid- and long-term business plans.

Simulation and comparison of scenarios

Run simulations of demand or supply changes for what-if analysis and compare scenarios for fast, informed decision-making.


Break down operational and planning silos and improve teamwork and efficiency in the planning process.

Performance monitoring

Measure actual performance against plans and monitor for future misalignment between operational and strategic plans.

Forecasting and Demand Management

Automate the statistical forecasting process and apply machine learning algorithms to predict demand.

Demand planning

Combine multiple demand signals with statistical forecasts and collaborate to create accurate demand plans.

Advanced demand sensing

Refine short-term forecasts to drive better fulfilment and inventory reduction.

Robust statistical models

Use sophisticated forecasting algorithms combined with machine learning and pre-and post-processing algorithms.

Time-series analysis

Classify your products based on the patterns their history exhibits and select algorithms based on that classification.

Inventory Planning and Optimisation

Establish optimal inventory targets that enable you to maximise profits, while ensuring customer service levels.

Multistage inventory optimisation

Use less inventory to buffer supply chain risk and uncertainty with multi-echelon inventory optimisation.

Robust statistical models

Provide significant improvements over textbook calculations with proven algorithms. 

Forecast error management

Buffer against forecast error and other demand-side uncertainty to support your demand-driven supply chain.

Embedded analytics

Visualise your supply chain network and quickly gain insights into inventory drivers.

Response and Supply Planning

Generate feasible supply plans to meet demand with accurate inventory targets and efficient capacity utilisation.

Multilevel planning

Model across locations and multilevel bills of material to cover the entire supply chain network.

Supply planning

Utilise a constrained or unconstrained heuristic-based or optimisation technique to develop a tactical supply plan.

Rough-cut planning

Develop a tactical rough-cut capacity plan and consider capacity and material constraints simultaneously.

Response management

Create an operational or order-based supply plan, with allocations and repromising of orders through prioritization rules.

Demand-Driven Replenishment

Use strategic decoupling points and inventory buffers to control the flow of material through the supply chain.

Smooth material and information flow

Break the bullwhip effect in your supply chain and calm supply chain nervousness.

Replenishment based on actual demand

Minimise the impact of incorrect forecasts on your replenishment strategy.

Calculation of decoupled inventory buffers

Use past material consumption or future forecasts to determine the size of inventory buffer zones.

Supply chain resilience

Buffer supply and demand uncertainty through decoupling points across the supply chain.

Supply Chain Monitoring

Gain end-to-end visibility of your supply chain and detect potential disruptions with SAP Supply Chain Control Tower. 

Intelligent visibility into your supply chain

View your supply chain as a network with the exceptions that impact performance.

Simulation and comparison scenarios

Run simulations of demand or supply changes for what-if analysis and compare scenarios for fast, informed decisions.

Event-driven exception management

Identify issues quickly with customer alerts, providing context and priority information.

Supply network collaboration

Work with suppliers and outsourced manufacturers for easier and faster planning.

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