SCM CONNECTIONS'

SPARK

The World’s First SAP Qualified Partner-Package Solution for IBP

Ignite Your Supply Chain

SCM Connections has taken industry best practices and the solutions we created for SAP IBP early adopters, and molded them together into a “plug-and-play” solution by IBP module.

Packaged solutions for S&OP, Demand, Inventory Optimization, and Supply let you go live with IBP in as little as 12 weeks.

Best practice templates, fixed pricing, no risk.

Ignite Your Supply Chain

SCM Connections has taken industry best practices and the solutions we created for SAP IBP early adopters, and molded them together into a “plug-and-play” solution by IBP module.

Packaged solutions for S&OP, Demand, Inventory Optimization, and Supply let you go live with IBP in as little as 12 weeks.

Best practice templates, fixed pricing, no risk.

IBP SPARK

modules

S&OP

Our S&OP SPARK package delivers battle-tested business flows in the IBP platform to drive consensus in your organization. S&OP SPARK balances your unconstrained demand plan and then reconciles that plan with the real-world supply chain constraints fed from your data, interfaced in real time.

 

demand

Demand SPARK delivers a demand-driven supply chain with efficient and accurate demand forecasts. The SPARK solution delivers data cleansing, auto forecast model selection, and collaboration across the entire organization including sales and finance. True collaboration at its finest.

inventory optimization

Excess inventory restricts cash flow and reduces flexibility. The inventory optimization SPARK package will show you how to minimize inventory costs while still meeting your target customer service level. It also models the effects of supply chain variability to provide tactical action items for reducing inventory in a nimble supply chain.

 

supply

The Supply SPARK package will change the way you look at your network. The optimizer helps your business meet demand at least cost without sacrificing service. With industry-leading algorithms, the solution drives waste out of your supply chain by using innovative solutions to unlock savings across the board.

IBP SPARK

modules

S&OP

Our S&OP SPARK package delivers battle-tested business flows in the IBP platform to drive consensus in your organization. S&OP SPARK balances your unconstrained demand plan and then reconciles that plan with the real-world supply chain constraints fed from your data, interfaced in real time.

 

demand

Demand SPARK delivers a demand-driven supply chain with efficient and accurate demand forecasts. The SPARK solution delivers data cleansing, auto forecast model selection, and collaboration across the entire organization including sales and finance. True collaboration at its finest.

inventory optimization

Excess inventory restricts cash flow and reduces flexibility. The inventory optimization SPARK package will show you how to minimize inventory costs while still meeting your target customer service level. It also models the effects of supply chain variability to provide tactical action items for reducing inventory in a nimble supply chain.

 

supply

The Supply SPARK package will change the way you look at your network. The optimizer helps your business meet demand at least cost without sacrificing service. With industry-leading algorithms, the solution drives waste out of your supply chain by using innovative solutions to unlock savings across the board.

SCMC SPARK Featured Success Story

IMPLEMENTED SAP IBP SUPPLY OPTIMIZATION

S&OP and Supply Planning (including optimization)

Building Material Manufacturing // $2.5B Rev (2019)

The SPARK process enhanced planning capabilities and streamlined processes to manage the large amount of planning data involved.

Client had been utilizing an optimization tool with limited capabilities. The solution was not able to run a supply plan across multiple months and the granularity of the plan was only at the product group level, making it impossible for planners to see the resource impact per SKU.


After implementing the SPARK IBP module for supply the client was able to seamlessly integrate transportation and warehouse storage constraints into the network optimization run minimizing manual workarounds for a feasible solution.  The client was also able to model improvements to resource and cost changes that occurred throughout the year.  The ability to model changing constraints provided a realistic plan with confidence that the projections would work in the real world every time.
 

Ultimately, the IBP solution was implemented in under 4 months and improved client’s ability to determine more accurate sourcing ratios between customer regions and distribution locations while considering the capacities of multi-level manufacturing resources, various modes of transportation, and finite storage facilities across time.

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SCMC SPARK Featured Success Story

IMPLEMENTED SAP IBP SUPPLY OPTIMIZATION

S&OP and Supply Planning (including optimization)

Building Material Manufacturing // $2.5B Rev (2019)

The SPARK process enhanced planning capabilities and streamlined processes to manage the large amount of planning data involved.

Client had been utilizing an optimization tool with limited capabilities. The solution was not able to run a supply plan across multiple months and the granularity of the plan was only at the product group level, making it impossible for planners to see the resource impact per SKU.


After implementing the SPARK IBP module for supply the client was able to seamlessly integrate transportation and warehouse storage constraints into the network optimization run minimizing manual workarounds for a feasible solution.  The client was also able to model improvements to resource and cost changes that occurred throughout the year.  The ability to model changing constraints provided a realistic plan with confidence that the projections would work in the real world every time.
 

Ultimately, the IBP solution was implemented in under 4 months and improved client’s ability to determine more accurate sourcing ratios between customer regions and distribution locations while considering the capacities of multi-level manufacturing resources, various modes of transportation, and finite storage facilities across time.

Let's Get Started

SCM Connections’ SPARK packages contain everything you need to get up and running with SAP IBP: Configuration, key figures, dashboards, templates, and training. Ready to work for you, all at one fixed price.

 

Reach out to us today to see what SPARK can do for your business.