SAP IBP Implementation
The SAP IBP solution brings together all the technology required to oversee comprehensive supply chain management and planning. Whether you have other SAP components in your environment or not, NTT DATA will guide you throughout the design, implementation and maintenance of the solution. We make sure your business continues running as normal by mitigating the impact of risks and alterations.
Native integration with different modules and solutions
SAP IBP caters for native integration with other modules and solutions, with which we can enhance its capabilities. By using advanced technologies like predictive analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence, we can set up simulations and scenario comparisons, as well as alerts and other options that will help you stay ahead of the curve and improve your response capabilities.
This tool facilitates the creation of accurate demand plans thanks to the use of machine learning and artificial intelligence in analytics. It allows you to visualise potential market scenarios for external forces not directly linked to the company’s operations and obtain statistical forecasts. The Demand Planning module lets you predict demand in a more accurate manner and boosts operational efficiency, improving fulfilment and reducing inventory.
This module allows you to manage and plan capacity for response and supply. The advanced algorithm enables you to optimise the deployment of the demand plan, permitting multi-level planning of the entire supply chain: suppliers, transport, manufacturing, etc. It also mitigates risk through approximate tactical planning and increases agility in operational response management.
Planificación de ventas y operaciones (S&OP)
This module helps you bring together financial and operational planning in order to foster collaboration and align inventory, service levels and profitability. The result is enhanced decision-making capabilities, not just in relation to volume, but also in economic terms, making it possible to achieve more productive and responsive planning, as well as to optimise the supply plan.
Supply Chain Control Tower (SCCT)
The advanced technology used aids proactive supply-chain management and greatly increased agility in short-term responsiveness. It provides 360-degree, real-time visualisation of the entire supply chain, collecting the data generated and analysing it to help you make smarter, more automated, quicker decisions and increase agility in decision-making.
Demand Planning creates medium- and long-term demand plans, in weekly or monthly periods, using advanced statistical forecasting methods. Conversely, Demand Sensing makes short-term adjustments to demand plans, generally within the product’s delivery time range, when supply planning often cannot respond.
Use cases for Demand Sensing:
- It significantly increases the accuracy of short-term forecasting.
- Short-term forecasts are beneficial when used for:
- Short-term supply allocation to different distribution centres to increase service levels.
- Demand setting to increase profitability.
Inventory Optimization helps achieve the proper balance between inventory levels and customer service by leveraging sophisticated scenario planning and addressing your needs with a segmented approach that aligns with both warehousing costs and customer expectations. Using Multi-Stage Inventory Optimization, it simultaneously streamlines inventories across entire supply chains. Moreover, it identifies all relevant inventory planning parameters and cost considerations at various nodes of the supply chain to increase overall cost savings while maintaining ideal service levels.
Its objective is to answer two significant questions:
- How do we establish the service level compared to the optimal level of inventory product availability?
- What is the best balance between the service level percentage and inventory costs?
At NTT DATA, we provide our customers with a flexible planning scenario in order to deploy the project as efficiently and effectively as possible. We adapt to your needs and give you the option of implementing the suite module by module, or adjusting it according to your requirements at any given time.
Improve your organisation’s sustainability
Does my plan ensure our company is environmentally friendly? Are my suppliers or my goods procurement supply plan sustainable? What would the impact be on my carbon footprint if I were to switch supplier or change the region I purchase from? The implementation of SAP IBP will allow any organisation to find the answers to these types of questions and even devise solutions to improve their current circumstances.
In order to do so, you will have to include sustainability as an element of your strategic planning and set specific KPIs to help you understand whether your objectives are being met. This will also help to align different areas of the organisation, including sales, marketing, finance, operations, production, logistics, distribution, etc., to ensure they are all working together in pursuit of the company’s sustainability goals.
SAP IBP makes it possible to acquire a range of deployment scenarios, giving you an insight, for example, into the carbon footprint impact of buying raw materials from a certain supplier or manufacturing in a specific region. This will help decision-making during supply-chain planning, as you will be able to visualise how the execution of the supply plan is going, its impact and whether it’s meeting established corporate KPIs.
Improve supply-chain planning and management with SAP IBP and NTT DATA
NTT DATA is a consulting firm specialised in SAP solution implementation. We have an extensive team of highly trained professionals and a broad technological base.
We are familiar with the challenges and issues faced by supply-chain-related departments in the implementation of solutions like SAP IBP. That’s why we are both flexible and efficient throughout the deployment of the solution, getting our customers working and seeing results quickly.
We provide an end-to-end vision for each and every one of our projects. From conception of the model, including organisational, technological and operational aspects, setting KPIs, through to the deployment and subsequent maintenance and monitoring of the solution, we ensure everything is implemented to perfection so objectives are met and customers benefit from the added value delivered.
Whether you make use of a SAP environment or one of your own, we’re more than happy to advise and guide you through any type of project.
Get in touch now and we’ll help you manage your supply chain to ensure you’re in prime position to deal with both current and future challenges.