Respond Quickly and Effectively to Changes with Supply Chain Planning
Ensure optimum customer service levels through right-sized inventories
Reach desired service levels while maintaining optimal inventory and flow across the supply chain network to minimize the bullwhip effect of high buffer inventories.
Avoid constant firefighting and expediting
Leverage a “traffic-light” system to monitor and advise optimal inventory and buffer levels across each decoupling point while creating replenishment orders based on actual demands.
Prioritize orders in real-time based on live buffer sizing and use these priorities to execute replenishment.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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“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.”
Papers, Case Studies and Brochures
SAP Integrated Business Planning for the chemical industry: a real story
One of the largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies wanted to overcome the struggle they were facing due to fragmented supply chain management (SCM). SAP IBP implementation encouraged the engagement of all stakeholders, gave them end-to-end visibility, enabled demand collaboration, and simplified forecast enrichment.Download
Transform your supply chain into a digitally connected, synchronized network
Discover how Bizbrain Technologies help SAP IBP customers to support forecast commitment and to enhance contract manufacturing scenarios-Download
Supply Network Optimization: The essential guide for Business Users
This paper explains why supply optimization techniques require a different setup from other IT solutions and closer collaboration between IT and global business teams.Download
SuperCharge your Supply Chain: How Energizer's Supply Planners elevated their business readiness with SAP IBP.
Energizer Brands embarked on a transformation journey by adopting S/4 and SAP IBP. The initial implementation of SAP for Demand and SAP IBP for R&S (with optimization) provided a strong foundation, but due to the changing market conditions and disruptions in supply and demand, the company had to redesign some of its processes.Watch the Recording
AmeriCo. Group: How a scalable planning process based on SAP IBP improves planning performance and reduces operational risks.
AmeriCo. Group implemented a planning solution in a heterogeneous data landscape integrating SAP Integrated Business Planning (IBP), SAP Fashion Management Solution (FMS), and SAP Business Technology Platform (BTP).Watch now
Flexi Shoes: The first SAP IBP-Fashion Management solution implemented in the shoe industry improved decision-making
Lean about the implementation process, difficulties, results, and business benefits of this cutting-edge implementation.Watch Now
How planners drive the adoption of the SAP Integrated Business Planning Supply Optimizer: the experience at Kellogg
Learn how Kellogg’s business team is transforming its Latin American business process leveraging the advanced planning algorithms supported by SAP Integrated Business Planning. In a short period of time, Kellogg’s was able to develop a state of the art supply optimization model to attain build-ahead decisions, optimal production mixes: demand's impact on short term and mid-term horizons became predictable, managing target fill-rate metricsWatch Now
News & Blog
Accelerating Supply Chain Planning and Decision-Making with SAP IBP: My CPG Insight
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Improve Your Supply Planning Quality with the Optimizer of SAP IBP
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5 Reasons Why Your Business Needs SAP Integrated Business Planning (SAP IBP)
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