Digital Supply Chain

Benefit from the digital supply chain

Benefit from the digital supply chain

Create a customer-centric digital supply chain that delivers a more flexible and efficient interactive experience that drives business growth. To stay competitive, many manufacturers are implementing digital innovation systems that connect products, supply chains, manufacturing, customers, and service processes.

Digital Business Planning

Transform your supply chain into a demand-driven network with demand-driven digital business planning
Align strategic, financial, commercial, and operational goals with demand-driven digital business planning software from SAP. Plan inventory and supply through cross-functional collaboration, analysis, and optimization of demand signals, supply constraints, and financial considerations. Translate the plan into actionable targets for execution systems.

Demand management
and insights

Create accurate demand plans by gaining insights to achieve productivity and customer satisfaction
Understand and plan demand and gain insights using demand management software from SAP as a foundation for efficient and effective supply chain planning. Collect and rationalize internal and external demand streams, detect patterns, and intelligently sense, adjust, and analyze demand plans.

Sales, inventory and
operational planning

Plan the supply chain to anticipate and manage demand, inventory, and operational risk and opportunity
Integrate processes for demand, inventory, and operations planning to enable collaborative decision making across the enterprise by balancing demand and supply profitably and with optimal product availability. Reduce inventory and working capital significantly, optimize service level, and improve profitability and customer service.

Response and
supply plan

Create and maintain supply plans aligned with business goals as demand and supply change
Create and adjust a supply network plan quickly and flexibly. Match supply to demand, streamline allocation management, order promising, deployment, replenishment, and production planning to turn inventory faster and boost revenue. Understand the impact of supply and demand disruptions and evaluate alternative response strategies.

Digital Logistics and Order Fulfillment

Balance customer service and delivery costs through efficient digital logistics and order fulfillment
Optimize freight, shipping, and warehouse operations by gaining the visibility needed to make efficient logistics and order fulfillment decisions. With SAP solutions you can improve speed, efficiency, and sustainability by aligning distribution and fulfillment processes and collaborating with logistics participants.

Warehouse Management

Improve warehouse management with optimized planning and automated processes
Run your warehouse and distribution centers more efficiently by automating inbound and outbound processes, storage, and inventory management. With supply chain management (SCM) solutions from SAP, you can gain full control of warehouse operations – improving asset utilization, increasing logistics throughput, and filling orders accurately and on time. The solutions also support management of resources and warehouse equipment, task interleaving, and cross-docking.

Transportation Management

Reduce costs and improve service with streamlined transportation management processes. Support the complete transportation management lifecycle for both domestic and international freight to improve customer satisfaction. Manage the transportation requirements by planning, optimizing, tendering, and settling freight; booking carriers; managing forwarding orders; and complying with international trade and hazardous goods requirements.

Logistics network

Maximize supply chain logistics strategy and comply with regulations with a digital operations networks
Optimize customer service levels and track inventory end to end with enhanced logistics. Resolve issues fast and lower operating costs and excess inventory. Improve visibility into capacity and logistics to streamline the flow of goods in real time. Meet delivery commitments on time by integrating order scheduling, promising, and execution in real time.

Digital Manufacturing and Operations

Become more responsive to customers
Develop real-time visibility and transparency over manufacturing operations, optimize manufacturing processes, and collaborate in global networks while lowering total manufacturing costs.

Manufacturing operations and safety

Digital Products and Identify and prioritize critical material issues and maximize enterprise-wide visibility across supply, production, inventory, and demand. Integrate and embed intelligence in manufacturing processes with a single source of live information. Control production processes with manufacturing solutions that integrate core processes across the digital supply chain covering all aspects of the manufacturing cycle from planning to the shop floor. Boost manufacturing throughput and first-pass yields, reduce work in process, and get more predictable, shorter cycles. Automate data collection to build and maintain as-built records, manage exceptions, and address nonconformance with embedded quality and compliance controls.

Manufacturing Execution (Industry 4.0)

Connect, monitor, and tightly control manufacturing processes and operations by integrating with business and manufacturing systems to enable efficient, high quality production on the shop floor. Leverage manufacturing execution and Industrial IoT to optimize manufacturing processes and provide real-time visibility and transparency across multiple plants, vendors and machine types. You can then tie this information back to the business context of the order, quality and performance. Connect supply chain networks to manufacturing processes and operations while lowering total manufacturing costs in scalable, flexible, cost-effective deployment options.

Manufacturing networks

Find hidden production capacity in your existing resources for greater success
Have the ability to scale up and down quickly based on market demand in a cost-effective way with SAP software for production networks. Identify and resolve any issues across the extended supply chain to increase fulfillment of delivery commitments, manage changes to existing and new product introductions, and share process improvement ideas across your enterprise.

Project and
Portfolio Management

Developing new products and services based on value-driven investment decisions
Use the portfolio and project management solution to manage IT, capital and maintenance, commercial, and product development (R&D) projects on a single platform. Support the project lifecycle from ideation and proposal through planning, execution, monitoring, and closure. Get real-time insights for better decision support and early risk detection.

Compliant Product Lifecycle Management

Collaborate across silos and integrate product development to get to market first with innovative, compliant products. Develop new products quickly and go to market faster than your competitors with SAP software that integrates product development processes across functional silos and locations. Collaborate effectively across functions, streamline the ramp-up process, and develop products that comply with regulations. With visibility into product costs, you can continuously reduce those costs, protecting revenue margins while you develop innovative products that preserve brand value.


Manage physical assets to cut operating and capital costs and improve operational safety and asset use
Maximize return on assetsto reliably meet demand and control cost. Follow ISO 55001 to optimize cost,risk, and performance, execute strategies, and fulfill customer orders on time withexpected quality. Access accurate, real-time enterprise data, predict operationalproblems, and empower workers with information needed to run processes smoothly.

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