Production Planning Optimiser - a game changer in S/4HANA Planning

Posted by Sasi Padmanabhan on 25-May-2021 10:45:00

Do you have complex multiple production levels which need to be planned considering constraints at every level? Are you driven by upstream production processes, and the need to ensure that outputs from these are fully consumed and balanced downstream alongside actual demand requirements? 

Introduction

Creating an optimised plan in the short-term considering demand, supply and available capacity at all levels can often prove challenging. This is either achieved in short-term scheduling tools using multiple planning steps, which may consequently end up contradicting each other, or quite often using mid/long-term planning tools to solve a short-term problem. 

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Topics: HANA Cloud Platform, Integrated Business Planning, Olivehorse, Business Intelligence, Production Planning, Optimisation, Production Planning Optimiser, S/4HANA, Push Production, Multi Level Constraints

Gating Factor: Know the reason for your unfulfilled demand

Posted by Sanchay Kute on 06-May-2021 08:38:30

Introduction

After due diligence and long planning cycle, the organisation is ready to meet the targets and fluctuations in the market. In second quarter of the year, there are huge orders being placed by the customers such that the demand is greater than the supply. In such situation, some of the orders are not fulfilled. And, due to lack of proper IT infrastructure, the planners are unable to understand the reason for unfulfillment and they are required to do the background checks to verify the reason. This requires a lot of time and efforts. So, what could have been an easier way to understand the reason without investing a lot of time and efforts?

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Topics: Integrated Business Planning, Olivehorse, Business Intelligence, Web UI, Gating Factor

Manufacturing Planning & Scheduling in SAP: Your road to improved capability and increased maturity

Posted by Chris Curtis on 20-Apr-2021 10:54:39

85% of clients who we engaged with in the past 12 months admitted that their scheduling process was more manual than they would like it to be. Do any of these pain points sound familiar?

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Topics: Collaboration, Scheduling, Integrated Business Planning, Olivehorse, Supply Chain Planning, Strategy, Business Intelligence, SAP Analytics, Detailed Scheduling, SAP Digital Supply Chain, Production Planning, Sequencing, Asset Utilisation, Optimisation, Migration, Roadmap, Customer Service Level, PPDS, ePPDS, MP&S

Building A Mature Supply Chain

Posted by Kassidy Roussel on 13-Apr-2021 12:49:47

Resilience and Maturity

Want to grow your supply chain maturity and resilience but don’t know where to start? Unlocking opportunities in your supply chain requires growth, but first you need to know what changes to make and where.

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Topics: Collaboration, agile, Integrated Business Planning, Olivehorse, Supply Chain Planning, Strategy, Business Intelligence, SAP Analytics, growth, people, data management, maturity, process, system reporting, planning culture

Cross Plant Production in SAP IBP TS Supply

Posted by Ravish Kumar on 19-Mar-2021 11:00:00

Introduction

Big organizations generally have very complex manufacturing scenarios and requirements. One of such requirement revolves around setting up their production process in ERP systems. They may have huge production premise which is further subdivided into various divisions and departments, forming small sublocations within same production facility e.g. automobile production units subdivided into various divisions like Body and Paint shop, engine assembly etc. Generally this requires quiet intensive master data maintenance in mapping the production process in such cases.

In this blog we will be talking on high level how SAP IBP TS Supply helps you in modelling such requirements with spending less efforts on maintaining master data.

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Topics: SAP IBP, Integrated Business Planning, Olivehorse, ERP, Supply Chain Planning, Strategy, Business Intelligence, process, production process, sublocation, cross plant production, mapping

Model and Visualise Your Company Strategy in SAC

Posted by Kassidy Roussel on 18-Feb-2021 12:36:02

Introduction

Any good business will have a strategic plan, but few businesses can actually model or visualise it. Lack of alignment between supply chain planning and strategy is a difficulty that we consistently see, with no clear line of sight across the organisation. This leads to uninformed decision making, which relies on the expertise of a few individuals, rather than a resilient process supported by data. Particularly in this time of volatility, the ability to align through boardroom to shopfloor is what will set a business apart.

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Topics: Integrated Business Planning, Olivehorse, Supply Chain Planning, SAC, Value Driver Trees, Strategy, Business Intelligence, SAP Analytics