Executive Briefings

Increased Growth, Domestic-to-Global Operations All Covered by SCM Solution

Challenge: Our client needed to increase growth, and looked to distribution partnerships, where growth can be faster but where visibility into inventory levels and demand is crucial.

Solution & Results: With SAP SCM, our client increased the number of combined item-locations offered in some regions while maintaining 12 inventory turns annually and over 99% service levels. Our client met long-term inventory targets within a few months of start-up. On the domestic front, our supply chain solutions helped our client align production, material, and storage constraints with projected demand. This alignment resulted in reduction of over 40% of finished goods inventory during a two-year period. Out-of-stocks were cut, as were materials obsolescence costs. Global distribution required a planning process synchronizing global sales with regional production. Information-sharing based on SAP SCM supported this process; now, instead of expensive, carefully coordinated business trips to Finland, US-based supply chain executives readily hold meetings with colleagues internationally via teleconferences.

About the Solution Provider: Give your customers what they want - how and when they want it - with SAP supply chain management software. SAP solutions can help synch your supplies with market demand, deliver the perfect order, and control costs across your supply networks - for outstanding customer satisfaction and maximized profitability.

Web:  www.sap.com

Email:  j.edman@sap.com

Phone:  (610) 661-1000

Solution & Results: With SAP SCM, our client increased the number of combined item-locations offered in some regions while maintaining 12 inventory turns annually and over 99% service levels. Our client met long-term inventory targets within a few months of start-up. On the domestic front, our supply chain solutions helped our client align production, material, and storage constraints with projected demand. This alignment resulted in reduction of over 40% of finished goods inventory during a two-year period. Out-of-stocks were cut, as were materials obsolescence costs. Global distribution required a planning process synchronizing global sales with regional production. Information-sharing based on SAP SCM supported this process; now, instead of expensive, carefully coordinated business trips to Finland, US-based supply chain executives readily hold meetings with colleagues internationally via teleconferences.

About the Solution Provider: Give your customers what they want - how and when they want it - with SAP supply chain management software. SAP solutions can help synch your supplies with market demand, deliver the perfect order, and control costs across your supply networks - for outstanding customer satisfaction and maximized profitability.

Web:  www.sap.com

Email:  j.edman@sap.com

Phone:  (610) 661-1000