Advanced Detailed Scheduling: Improving PP/DS 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, Migration, Roadmap, Customer Service Level, Optimization

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

How Does SAC Support Supply Chain?

Posted by Kassidy Roussel on 23-Mar-2021 10:45:00

 

SAC brings your supply chain to life with visualisations and insights

Many businesses we come across already use SAC for financial planning, but few leverage its capabilities to support supply chain. Through linking SAC to supply chain planning tools, Olivehorse has created solutions to support end-to-end visibility by measuring what matters to bridge the gap between finance and supply chain.

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Topics: SAP IBP, Integrated Business Planning, Olivehorse, Supply Chain Planning, SAC, Strategy, financial planning, KPI monitoring, metrics, Forecast Accuracy

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

Why we need Demand Driven Buffers over the Medium to Long Term

Posted by Paul Johnston on 16-Mar-2021 09:49:57

Introduction

Demand Driven MRP (DDMRP) is a great trigger to buy/make/distribute in the short-term. But what occurs over the next 1 to 12 months? Supply chains need the visibility over this period of time as well. Can we still use DDMRP? In short, yes!

What is DDMRP used for?

DDMRP is the operational component of the Demand Driven Adaptive Enterprise (DDAE) to deliver inventory and customer service benefits. For further case studies and education, please read this article on Demand Driven MRP & The Demand Driven Adaptive Enterprise.

DDMRP is an unconstrained order release process based on inventory buffers within the Decoupled Leadtime (DLT). These buffers can be sized using historical demand and/or future demand. This will ensure the buffers are dynamically sized. However, DDMRP has no visibility of the capacity available to supply those buffers. Demand Driven S&OP (DDS&OP) is vital to allow us to carry out a supply and demand reconciliation to recommend buffer adjustments to reduce these risks.

The relevant range of Demand Driven S&OP is everything outside the DLT up to approx. 1-2 years. DDS&OP also reviews historical performance of the buffers and ensures the key inputs to buffer sizing (Average Daily Usage (ADU), Red zone, Green Zone) are optimal.

A SAP IBP solution

The Olivehorse DDS&OP solution is built within SAP IBP and therefore seamlessly integrates with SAP Demand Driven Replenishment (DDR). The flexibility of SAP IBP plus the Supply Optimiser allows us to consider capacity constraints, material lead-times across the End-to-End network and calculate buffer adjustments outside the DLT.

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Topics: DDMRP, SAP IBP, Demand Driven Adaptive Enterprise, Integrated Business Planning, Olivehorse, Supply Chain Planning, Strategy, DDAE, DDS&OP, demand driven replenishment, demand driven institute

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

5 Facts About Connected Data and Planning with Anaplan

Posted by Alejandro Gomez on 23-Jul-2019 08:00:00

There is only one way to go: Forward.

The world is constantly changing, things that we could barely imagine a few years ago have now become part of our daily routines.  We take for granted how we use our smartphones, the cloud, and electric cars and many other technological breakthroughs.   For example, 10 years ago it would have been hard to believe for some sceptics, that a smartphone could provide enough computing power to run their spreadsheets or provide a wireless connection fast enough to watch video streaming.

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Topics: Anaplan, Connected Planning, Supply Chain Planning