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Author's profile photo Anand Solomon

IBP – Supply chain control tower

Supply chain control tower (SCCT) enables supply chain professionals to navigate, analyze and profitably manage their supply chain in real time. It creates an end to end visibility of the supply chain along with a real time integration with SAP data sources. It also has the option to drill down to detailed order level information. Finally the best part is the configurable analytics, alerts and case management.


  • Ø Increase on-time delivery performance to customers
  • Ø Decrease the overall inventory levels while reducing risk
  • Ø Reduce supply chain cost
  • Ø Increase supply chain agility


  • Unlike BI/Analytics solutions, SCCT offers alerts, analytics, task & case management capabilities.
  • Social collaboration (JAM) is embedded throughout the application. This allows a collaborative approach, allowing people to share & discuss before taking a decision
  • Unlike other control tower offerings such as Kinaxis, e2open or GT nexus, SCCT are connecting supply chain planning & execution.


  • Ø It has a tight integration between planning & execution systems
    • It can connect with legacy SAP, APO, BI or ERP
  • Ø Smart alert & exception management system
    • Smart logic to detect alerts/ exceptions
  • Ø Case management tool to process alerts and exceptions effectively
    • Track progress of cases/ issues
    • Facilitates collaboration with other experts
  • Ø Analytics capability
    • Strategic & operational Analytics
    • Dedicated performance management – KPI based
  • Ø What-if simulation & Integrated Supply chain Monitoring
  • Ø Increase on-time delivery performance to customer
  • Ø Decrease overall inventory while reducing risks
  • Ø Increase supply chain agility and reduce supply chain costs.

SCCT Capability summary – Visibility & Monitoring

Dashboards & Analytics                                                              Network Visualization

SCM related KPIs                                                                       Cases/ Tasks

User defined alerts & impacts                                                     Simulation in Excel

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      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi, Anand.

      Thanks for sharing. My team is also currently studying the SAP IBP solution alongside other solutions such as Kinaxis RapidResponse.

      Your blog says, "Unlike other control tower offerings such as Kinaxis, e2open or GT nexus, SCCT are connecting supply chain planning & execution."

      May I please clarify on what this means for you, because I have also read about Kinaxis and there is a write back option to SAP systems. Appreciate your reply. Thank you.


      Author's profile photo Anand Solomon
      Anand Solomon
      Blog Post Author

      Here I was trying to explain the bond between the SAP planning & execution systems. The communication is always simple here when compared with the third party systems.I have not directly worked on the Kinaxis write back option but I think we still  require middle wares & complexes interfaces