A Supply Chain consists of all parties involved, directly or indirectly, in fulfilling a customer request. The supply chain not only includes the manufacturer and suppliers, but also transporters, warehouses, retailers, and customers themselves. Within each organization, such as a manufacturer, the supply chain includes all functions involved in receiving and filling a customer request. The functions include, but are not limited to new product development, marketing, operations, distribution, finance, and customer service.
The supply chain processes should not be considered as isolated entities, and in connection with the implementation of SAP SCM, changes in a control system may have considerable technical and commercial impact. We, therefore, recommend a wide-ranging approach to create effect.
A valuable management tool
SAP SCM includes solution components which support your need for management of integrated business processes in the supply chain. Implemented and correctly applied, it is a highly valuable management tool. Advanced Planning and Optimization meets the demand for global management, whereas Supply Network Collaboration facilitates the integration between suppliers and customers.
SAP SCM Solution Components:
Demand Planning & Forecasting (DP) is a powerful and flexible tool which supports the process for demand planning for all sales channels. DP can be used to generate a statistically calculated forecast of the market’s demand for the company’s products. The calculated forecast can be validated by the sales representatives through a web solution, so that the optimal basis of calculation is used when planning the value chain.
Supply Network Planning (SNP) integrates procurement, production, distribution and transport for planning/simulation on a medium to long term basis. The integration offers a possibility for optimization of sourcing decisions, carrying out of what-if simulations and assessment of the capacity across the supply chain. SNP can apply advanced optimization techniques for planning the product’s movement through the supply chain or more simple calculation methods. The result is optimized procurement, production and distribution decisions, improved capacity utilization, reduced stock levels and improved customer service.
Production Planning & Detailed Scheduling (PP/DS) is a tool supporting fine planning of the production at a factory. PP/DS is closely integrated with the other solution components, Demand Planning and Supply Network Planning. PP/DS helps you model and automate the fine planning process to achieve the best possible customer service while at the same time reducing costs. Furthermore, PP/DS offers scheduling tools optimizing the service level and fulfillment of demands.
Supply Network Collaboration (SNC) is a portal solution which increases visibility towards suppliers and customers, e.g. by sharing various kinds of planning information. The solution offers a number of best practice integration scenarios which are rolled out through the built-in web portal to suppliers and customers fast and with a minimum of integration costs. Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) and Supplier Managed Inventory (SMI) are examples of integration scenarios.
We ensure successful SAP implementations
We have most competent consultants within SAP SCM with on average eight years’ experience with SAP implementation. The interaction between profound business understanding, implementation tools as well as practical SCM knowledge forms the basis for our successful implementations of SAP in the supply chain. Our project work is organized with a high degree of involvement, which ensures optimal knowledge transfer to the employees. In this way, the development continues when the project is completed.
BIS Competences
We carry out effective and comprehensive supply chain programmes that involve an entire supply chain or individual companies. We also advise on and implement solutions within selected core competence areas such as production planning, design and optimisation of stock and distribution structures, stock layout, integration between customers and suppliers, capital rationalization, demand and supply integration, control concepts and strategic procurement.