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Review: Inventory Planning And Optimization With SAP IBP

SAP’s 2013 acquisition of SmartOps allowed its customers to take a more holistic view of their supply chains, starting with inventory planning. Since then, the potential of this technology has grown.

Inventory planning has been incorporated into SAP Integrated Business Planning, lending SAP IBP users more options for their inventory planning and optimization processes. SAP Press provides a comprehensive look at these options with its new guide.

What will you learn?

Inventory Planning and Optimization with SAP IBP expertly balances more technical descriptions of algorithms, calculations, and configuration with practical instructions for everyday users. This book starts by introducing the key inventory concepts before moving into more specific topics, like modeling a supply network, establishing an inventory planning process, and conducting what-if analysis. Then it dives even deeper.

Since every company’s inventory planning process is specific to its operations, this guide gives you the system-specific, step-by-step instructions to operate an SAP IBP system for basic and multi-echelon inventory calculations. It teaches you to integrate SAP IBP with adjacent applications in your IT landscape, evaluate inventory performance, and more.

Finally, the book reviews four case studies that demonstrate successful inventory planning and optimization scenarios. These examples bring inventory planning into the real world and highlight the value of SAP IBP for inventory in your supply chain.

Other highlights include:

  • Master data
  • Planning areas
  • Replenishment
  • Lead times
  • Safety stock
  • Inventory types
  • Implementation planning

Who is this book for?

Anyone that is interested in learning more about inventory planning and optimization with SAP IBP, from supply chain planners to inventory analysts to SAP IBP consultants, will find value in this guide.

Lei Wang, Sanchit Chandna, Jeroen Kusters, and Atul Bhandari have packed decades of experience into the 419 pages of this book. Whether you’re on a journey to completely revamp your inventory planning processes or need a refresher on specific topics, these four expert authors have your back.

You can find the book on the SAP Press website and read a sample chapter by clicking on the “Browse the Book” button beneath the book’s cover.

SAP Press

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