Simplify Your Demand Planning Process with Pyramid Forecasting in SAP IBP

Demand planning can be a challenging process for companies with complex product hierarchies that have numerous product groups, product families, and stock keeping units. To further complicate the issue, demand planning often involves forecasting for different customer channels and individual customers within those channels. Clearly, companies need a way to navigate through these complexities when […]

The Power of Optimizer Constraints in SAP IBP

Watch: SCM Connections’ Five Minute Feature video on Optimizer Constraints The optimizer in SAP IBP can be a very powerful tool for supply planning, but it’s easy to get frustrated with it at first.    For one, the optimizer is rigid in terms of the algorithm itself (which is what makes it such a powerful […]

How to Upgrade the Planning Area Configuration in SAP IBP 1905

The 1905 release of SAP IBP has some amazing new features such as Driver-Based Planning and DDMRP (you can see Jim Kehler’s full list of favorites here). We always hope these updates come in as smoothly as possible, but sometimes things don’t always go according to plan. For instance, if you tried to activate an […]

Sales & Operations Planning for Pharma: S&OP for API using SAP IBP

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The sales & operations in Pharma industry has always been a challenge due to the multitude of packaging, dosage and presentation forms for the same drug. For example, a common fever medicine Acetomenaphin is sold in different dosages – 10mg, 20 mg, 40 mg , different presentation formats – tablets, capsules, syrups , different packaging […]

Top 8 New Features of SAP IBP Version 1905

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There’s a lot to see in the latest release of SAP Integrated Business Planning (IBP) 1905. Here’s my comprehensive breakdown on the biggest changes and what they can do for your organization: 1) DDMRP – all phases. The last steps of Demand Driven Replenishment Planning have been added to IBP in this release.  DDMRP is […]