Can you improve your Supply Chain to a digital supply chain with SAP S/4HANA?
Traditionally, enterprises have considered supply chain management for increasing efficiency and driving down costs. Today’s enterprises compete in a digital economy which requires a digital supply chain. Customers are empowered with information and options. They want products, outcomes and experiences tailored to their preferences.
Enterprises compete to attract these empowered customers. They constantly change their business models to differentiate themselves and deliver what customers want. They develop new ways to offer their products and services. This increases the stress on companies to seek new ways to manage the associated supply chain complexity and make it all run smoothly.
A Digital Supply Chain
SAP S/4HANA is the digital core which connects your entire business and connect you to other businesses as well. Collaboration tools make it easier to work with partners up and down the supply chain. Simulation tools support better decision making and more accurate forecasts. Predictive analytics gives insight into what’s coming so that it is easier to react in a timely manner to prevent supply chain disruptions.
If your enterprise wants to interact with customers more effectively and monitor how they use your products, an IoT deployment that tracks usage and manages preventative maintenance may make sense. If you want to understand your customers more to serve them better, you may want to deploy machine learning for insight on how to optimize processes. For companies that want to gain advantage in the digital economy with a complete supply chain solution from one vendor, SAP S/4 HANA can help make it all happen.
SAP S/4HANA + SAP Integrated Business Planning
With SAP S/4HANA and SAP Integrated Business Planning, supply chain planning and optimization can run in the cloud. You can quickly connect to new partners as business needs evolve. This is a tremendous advantage when it comes to supply chain agility.
SAP Integrated Business Planning is a complete supply chain planning solution. It combines the capabilities for sales and operations, demand, response and supply planning, and inventory optimization. Everything is present on the same SAP HANA database. And as a cloud solution, it is managed, monitored, and maintained by SAP to allow you to focus on managing your supply chain rather than the software that supports it.
Areas which benefit from SAP S/4HANA and SAP Integrated Business Planning
- Material resource planning (MRP)
- Production planning and detailed scheduling
- Global available to promise (gATP)
- Integrated business planning for demand, inventory, response and supply, and sales and operations
In addition, a supply chain control tower provides end-to-end visibility and decision support across the digital supply chain.
If you are looking for ways to improve to improve your supply chain with SAP, send me an email at email@example.com or send us a message. We’ll get you started on your path to a digital supply chain with SAP S/4HANA.