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Tips, tricks, and musings from the supply chain universe

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Our innovative blog & video series on making the most out of your supply chain includes SAP IBP release reviews, S&OP tutorials, thoughts on supply chain technology, and more.


SCM Connections experts explore the latest trends and topics in supply chain, featuring conversations with supply chain industry leaders and the challenges they face today.

Wade Smith Joins SCM Connections

(By Megan Brimmer) We’re excited to announce that Wade Smith has recently joined SCM Connections as an Associate Partner where he leads our Integrated Business Planning practice.  Wade brings 15 years of experience implementing SAP Supply Chain modules (QM, WM, PP-PI, and IM), including

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How to Become a Macro Whisperer

By Claudio Gonzalez Within the realms of SAP, there isn’t a functionality, in my mind, that comes closer to a love/hate relationship. Of course, I am talking about Macros: the one area in SAP that can make a planner’s life easier and make the

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Heuristic and Priority Based Capacity Leveling with SNP

I came across this business requirement to level production capacity simultaneously at multiple BOM levels, using the standard SAP SNP Capacity Leveling process. The standard process levels only one resource at a time without considering other dependent resources or products. There were circumstantial restrictions

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Why IBP Is Hard to Sell (and Buy)

(By Mike Raftery) I can see it now, and I totally get it.  In order to build an application as large and complex as SAP’s Integrated Business Planning solution, you need to divide and conquer.  There are too many moving parts and the timelines

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