Hand-on Exercise to Improve Data Integrity.
Managing your supply chain in spreadsheets can be risky, costly, and frustrating. Discover the steps in SAP to ensure planning and decisions are based upon timely, accurate, and complete data. This session looks at techniques in SAP to begin to trust the information increase the SAP functionality to begin the journey of moving to single system of truth.
Hand-on Exercise Utilizing Exception Management.
Imagine a world of different SCM strategies that can help you increase automation that drives customer service, reduce working capital tied up in excessive inventory and move away from daily firefights. Business rules (master data) are the cornerstone of managing demand and supply effectively, it’s no surprise that exceptions between business rules and behavior are a leading cause of poor service and fulfillment performance. This session provides insight on how to prioritize activities within the supply chain to remain agile and responsive to customer needs.
How do we put SAP to work for us when we need to rethink our Sourcing and Procurement Strategies? What tools are available to take the pain and manual work out of making good on those strategies once defined? Come with us and explore the toolkit that is native to ECC and S/4. Let’s talk about how to put the system to work for us and make it an active asset in reaching our goals.
Topics to Be Covered
Hand-on Exercise for Production & Capacity Planning, Scheduling Attainment and Lead Time Analysis
Whether you are a discrete or repetitive manufacturer, SAP can help improve throughput. Whether you are a make to order, make to stock or assemble to order company, or a combination of these three, SAP can run multiple strategies to meet customer demand and strategic intent. In this session we will discuss the various types of strategies in addition to the finite scheduling and capacity planning capabilities in SAP to ensure not only we measure manufacturing efficiencies but improve it. Discuss the critical success factors to optimize planning strategies, including forecasting and S&OP initiatives that add value to the bottom line. The different demand planning strategies and the importance of applying the right one.
Hands-on Exercise on Inventory Analysis
Having the right product, at the right place, at the right time and at the right available level – every time – is the holy grail of every supply chain. Companies traditionally use historical performance, channel demands, and gut feel to determine product allocation and replenishment planning. However, without proper measures and analytics, this is falling short of providing the right results. More and more companies are starting to turn to predictive analytics to refine this decision making. The challenge is finding the balance between prediction and actual. Learn how to leverage standard SAP tools and reports you already own to reduce inventory averages by more than 20% while increasing the availability of inventories to production and sales.
As we work our way into understanding the new normal, the only thing certain Is change. During this session, we will discuss tools, techniques, and the associated pre-requisites to be able to confidently make a promise and keep a promise. One of our goals as supply chain professionals Is to produce plans that are reasonable, realistic, and actionable. Our measure of success Is our service to our customers, whether those customers are Internal or external. How can we confidently answer a customer with a reliable date for their order? How do we effectively and efficiently manage constraints, backlogs, and priorities? In this session, we will: