Supply Chain Planning with
SAP Integrated Business Planning (SAP IBP)

Attain tightly coordinated supply chain planning processes
across business functions and new revenue streams

Benefits

Respond Quickly and Effectively to Changes with Supply Chain Planning

What-if analysis

Create and play out scenarios to analyze the impact of potential changes across various business functions.

End-to-end collaborative supply chain planning

Address the needs of supply chain planning from demand, supply, inventory to collaborating with an extended network. Create a unified supply chain plan in a structured iterative process facilitated by the right combination of state-of-the-art technologies.

Connected supply chain planning

Plan across different business functions at your organization on the same data set instead of sharing data and files as separate.

Features

Sales and Operations Planning

Combine inputs from various sources to build an agreed Sales and Operations Planning commitment. The collaborative consensus demand can be mapped against the supply ability. Evaluate the significance of each action to reach a financially feasible and technically actionable strategic plan to be proposed in the executive sales and operations meeting for management approval. The plan can be revised and approved regularly during each planning cycle in parallel with the changes in the business.

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Forecasting and Demand Management

Create a sound demand plan based on analysis of historic data patterns that recommend probable statistical forecast models and the ability to strategically segment data sets according to the product importance and variability. In the end, it must ensure planners focus their attention on the right products and key areas of statistical forecasting.

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Inventory Planning and Optimization

Find the right balance between keeping working capital low while maximizing customer service levels and reducing inventory carrying using Multi-Echelon Inventory Optimization. This may also include a strategic “what if analysis” to evaluate the target inventory level under various revenue and service assumptions.

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Response and Supply Planning

Use various supply planning algorithms to satisfy demand requirements. An unconstrained heuristic, constrained optimization leveraging penalty costs and capacity restraints. A demand prioritization algorithm can also generate allocation plans, reconfirm sales orders, and create deployment plans while considering the modeled supply chain constraints. It contains many data visibility and analysis options to review bottlenecks in the supply chain and their impacts on demand.

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Supply Chain Monitoring

Connect various relevant supply chain sources to obtain end-to-end visibility across your network providing insights into the current performance of the supply chain. Also, manage exceptions by creating custom alerts that help planners to respond quickly to dynamic changes.

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Matthew Flood,
VP for IT, Prestige Brands
“With SAP’s IBP cloud solution, our VP of Sales can do Annual Sales Quota planning in few hours compared to days, and all sales team members can collaborate and achieve consensus Sales Forecast numbers centrally while providing visibility to management team instantaneously. Bizbrain Technologies delivered this project from concept to go-live in 12 weeks. This is a very fast ROI.”

Company
Expertise

Bizbrain Technologies partook in co-innovation projects at SAP, which transformed the solution into its current version today. Established by the founders of the former Go to Market team of SAP Digital Supply Chain, Bizbrain has been involved with SAP Integrated Business Planning (SAP IBP) since the genesis of the solution. From then on, we have been offering services with seasoned key architects and consultants equipped with more than 25 years of supply chain experience.

Some of Our Supply Chain Planning Solution References

How SAP IBP Enables Digital Transformation and Global Synergy in the Chemical Industry

When you think about chemical industry, you think it’s big, it’s complex, it has manufacturing plants in many locations. Therefore, in order to maximize the profit, an organization must be able to steer business decisions at all levels, besides all stakeholders must have the right visibility of the process.

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