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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

SAP Addressing the Supply Chain

We worked on early, optimization based uses of SAP data to improve the operation of the enterprise supply chain.   Note the mention of constraint based systems, key for supply chains.    Also the integration of real time operations.   Will be interesting to see more details, have asked for that.

SAP releases latest addition to fast-growing cloud-based Supply Chain Planning Platform
WALLDORF, Germany, March 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) has released the SAP® Integrated Business Planning 6.1 application for response and supply, a new addition to its innovative cloud-based planning suite. The application allows companies to plan based on demand priorities and adapt quickly when faced with demand-upside opportunities or supply disruptions. Based on the powerful SAP HANA® platform, the new offering enables faster, more accurate decisions supported by what-if analysis, and easy analysis of constraints in the supply chain.

With this release, all of the major components of SAP Integrated Business Planning are now available. The cloud-based suite now supports the end-to-end planning processes of sales and operations planning, demand sensing and planning, supply and allocations planning, response planning and inventory optimization. These applications, along with embedded analytics, alerting and collaboration capabilities, enable SAP customers to achieve greater visibility, shorter planning cycles, and faster response to changes in demand and supply. ... " 

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