Are You an IBP Shop or an MRP Shop?

MRP in ECC or S/4HANA and IBP

Organizational Alignment Between IBP and MRP

Contrary to popular belief, integrated business planning (IBP) versus material requirements planning (MRP) is not an “either-or” choice. It is an “and” choice; both can work seamlessly together. It is entirely possible—even desirable—to be both an IBP and an MRP shop. Put simply, MRP is a process (and SAP functionality) to balance demand and unconstrained supply, to better facilitate procurement and production requirements and execution. IBP is a longterm planning process that incorporates cross functional inputs to develop a consensus forward looking plan. It is also an SAP advanced planning or decision support solution, modularized into activity areas. MRP and IBP can work in synchronicity, providing agility that improves forecast planning and on-time delivery when implemented correctly.

Keep in mind that SAP is built on best practices and there is no shortage of strategies. MRP and IBP have evolved to work together, hand-in-hand.

Supply chains thrive when we work together. And, when ECC or S/4HANA are working well with IBP, we are well on our way to balancing demand and supply, attaining financial targets, increasing speed and agility, and achieving our revenue goals.

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Business Guide to S/4 vs. ECC's New Planning Features & Functions

February 15, 2023
11:00 am
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Business Guide to S/4 vs. ECC's Production Finite Scheduling

April 12, 2023
11:00 am
CST
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Eacliffe
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David
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Business Guide to S/4 vs. ECC's Extended Warehouse Management

June 21, 2023
11:00 am
CST
With
Steve
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Jason
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Business Guide to S/4 vs. ECC's Sales Order Monitoring & ATP

August 16, 2023
11:00 am
CST
With
Marcie
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Kristie
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Business Guide to S4 vs. ECC's Purchasing Spend Analysis

October 18, 2023
11:00 am
CST
With
Wayne
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Peyton
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SAPinsider Vegas 2023

Mar 20, 2023
Mar 23, 2023
Bellagio Hotel, Vegas, NV
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MasterClass SAP Supply Chain Bootcamp

Apr 19, 2023
Apr 21, 2023
Virtual
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Gartner Supply Chain Symposium Xpo 2023

May 8, 2023
May 10, 2023
Orlando, FL
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MasterClass SAP Supply Chain Bootcamp

Jul 19, 2023
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