Automotive suppliers must understand the utilization of their global production resources as current programs transition from production to service and new business is pursued. They need to rationalize how new opportunities fit within the existing or planned supply chain and how to leverage that undertanding by aggressive quoting. Quick and effective decisions must be made on new business, new plants and new equipment.
Many approaches have been tried in the past, with little real success. ERP systems are not effective. Sales Force Automation systems don’t do it, they cannot deal with opportunities expressed in run rate over time rather than pure sales.
What is needed is integrated business planning based on a common set of data that is integrated with operational systems and models the business at a level of detail sufficient for decision making but also at a level of abstraction that enables ease of modeling and understanding.
By now you realize we are talking about Sales and Operations Planning…but with a twist…adopting the basic concepts to the specific needs of automotive component suppliers.
Come join us at SapphireNOW in Orlando, June 2-5, 2014 to understand how SAP and partner Intrigo Systems have created a purpose built model for Automotive Suppliers using SAP’s S&OP product that delivers on that integrated business planning model.
Session number: 14235 – Empowering Automotive Suppliers with Sales and Operations planning on HANA
Demo Theater 1, June 4, 2014 at 8:00 AM
See you there!