In this highly competitive world with ever increasing focus on achieving higher service levels, lowering inventories and eliminating waste while reducing costs and maximising profit, it becomes essential that the distribution of goods through the supply chain must be equally effective and efficient and must be optimised to achieve business goals. Products must be available in the right amount, at the right time, at the right place!
A lot of companies use SAP's Advanced Planning & Optimisation (APO) to optimise their production plan in the mid to long term and some are on their IBP Supply journey. However, having an optimised production plan without an optimised distribution plan may not yield business benefits, especially when the supply chain is complex.
When it comes to a tool, the supply optimiser from SAP is the best in class supply chain network optimisation engine and is highly powerful if modelled in the right manner.
In this blog, I will cover various aspects of using Supply Optimiser (APO or IBP) for distribution planning / deployment optimiser which can help businesses achieve full value out of their investment in this great tool! I will also cover a case study from one of our recent implementations.Read Article