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SAP APO Implementation on Inventory Management

Advanced implementation of SAP APO system focused on inventory management

About our Client

Global manufacturer of home appliances/ Revenue: $19 B/ Discrete Manufacturing Industry​.

Background

After passing through an acquisition, our client sought to consolidate their multiple platforms and optimize inventory management systems in order to give them a competitive advantage in the industry.

Objective

  • Develop a supply chain solution prioritizing customer criticality/priority to deliver against the following benefits:​
  • Optimized supply chain solution across multiple demand scenarios​.
  • Customer product allocation definition based on pre-determined rules.

Business Imperative​

  • Optimize the supply chain process to elevate service levels to the end consumer and increase customer satisfaction scores.
  • Drive compliance with complex logistic models across different networks and markets.

The Solution

Syscons solution delivered against two key areas: ​

  1. GATP (Global Available to Promise) model to optimize the supply chain planning process, creating a better consumer experience for Whirlpool end consumers on a global level.
  2. Dynamic allocation to further address consumer satisfaction demands, Syscons developed an evolution of the GATP modeled to assign different stock priorities to different customers based on their business priorities.

Benefits

  • Fabia Sperindè

Results

  • ~65% reduction of allocated inventory (from 53 Days of supply to 20 Days of supply)​.
  • Decreased number of total units that did not ship on time​.
  • Reduced Backorders for non-priority customers without increasing inventory levels.​