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it.sales and operations planning for consumer

Integrated and Optimized Planning Processes with SAP IBP for S&OP

Relevant planning data in one place: it.sales and operations planning for consumer enables a formalized Sales and Operations Process (S&OP) based on SAP IBP Best Practice, specially customized to consumer goods industry. S&OP supports integrative, rolling planning of sales, distribution, production and procurement and creates transparency about requirements, capacities and stocks. In this way, bottlenecks can be identified at an early stage and planning measures can be simulated and evaluated.

Your Benefits
Functions
Scope
Requirements

High Performance Planning

Discover potentials and problems in supply chain

Optimized Planning Processes

Efficiency through integrative planning

Full Transparency

User-friendly, flexible interfaces & reporting

Your Benefits

State-of-the-Art Planning and Simulation Software

The solution is based on the SAP cloud solution Integrated Business Planning (SAP IBP) and places particular emphasis on lean process design with optimal support for individual planning activities. The focus on typical industry requirements makes this solution particularly attractive for companies that want to establish effective support for their sales and operations process quickly and without major implementation efforts.

Optimized, Transparent Planning Processes for More Efficiency

it.sales and operations planning for consumer includes a complete process from sales to production planning and particularly addresses the challenges of the consumer goods industry. Amongst others, sales planning action sets can be planned, or planning can be automated with the help of forecasting methods. Aggregation levels typical for consumer goods industry, such as product group and customer group, are also included in this solution as standard.

Comprehensive Reporting

Capacity requirement peaks in production must be identified in good time as well as changes in requirements on the raw material procurement side, sometimes even concerning specific suppliers. This solution offers comprehensive analysis functions and dashboards by which capacity requirements in production or evaluations of raw material or component quantities can be visualized. If necessary, it is possible to give suppliers direct access to the required quantities relating to them via the web.

Functions and Features of it.sales and operations planning for consumer

  • Implementation of SAP IBP Sales and Operation Planning package solution
  • Rolling sales forecasting using statistical forecasting methods
  • Planning of new product launches and discontinuation of old articles
  • Cross-plant production and distribution planning
  • Long-term capacity leveling on relevant bottleneck resources
  • Determination of components and raw material requirements
  • Ad-hoc simulations and scenario analyzes
  • Pre-configured planning folders
  • Best Practice: KPIs, analyzes and dashboards for the transparent presentation of planning results

Scope

  • Realization of the itelligence Ready to Run SAP IBP solution (according to the service description)
  • Connection of SAP IBP to SAP ERP / or SAP S/4HANA
  • Implementation of an SAP IBP introductory training course on the sales & operations planning processes covered in the solution
  • Implementation of process coaching (key user training) according to the following list:
  • Process coaching sales forecasting
  • Master data model and integration (sales)
  • Process training for sales forecasting (planning folders, key figures, planning levels, workflows)
  • Deep Dive - new product launches and promotions
  • Deep Dive - Statistical Forecast
  • Process coaching Tactical requirements planning
  • Process training requirements planning
  • Master data model (production, distribution, procurement)
  • Deep Dive - SOP heuristics and parameterization
  • Export planning results
  • IBP Analytics training for the analyzes and dashboards included in the package in SAP IBP Sales & Operations
  • Support with productive preparation and going live
  • SAP licenses or the IBP cloud software are not included in the package
  • The package is limited to project locations in Germany. Documentation and training language are German. Implementation in other countries is possible after individual testing and coordination.

Requirements

  • Release SAP ERP 604 (EHP4) (or higher)
  • Release SAP S/4HANA

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