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Improving Forecasts with Integrated Business Planning

From Short-Term to Long-Term Demand Planning Enabled by SAP IBP

  • Ganesh Sankaran
  • Federico Sasso
  • Robert Kepczynski
  • Alessandro Chiaraviglio

Part of the Management for Professionals book series (MANAGPROF)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Ganesh Sankaran, Federico Sasso, Robert Kepczynski, Alessandro Chiaraviglio
    Pages 1-33
  3. Ganesh Sankaran, Federico Sasso, Robert Kepczynski, Alessandro Chiaraviglio
    Pages 35-67
  4. Ganesh Sankaran, Federico Sasso, Robert Kepczynski, Alessandro Chiaraviglio
    Pages 69-182
  5. Ganesh Sankaran, Federico Sasso, Robert Kepczynski, Alessandro Chiaraviglio
    Pages 183-281
  6. Ganesh Sankaran, Federico Sasso, Robert Kepczynski, Alessandro Chiaraviglio
    Pages 283-313
  7. Ganesh Sankaran, Federico Sasso, Robert Kepczynski, Alessandro Chiaraviglio
    Pages 315-361
  8. Ganesh Sankaran, Federico Sasso, Robert Kepczynski, Alessandro Chiaraviglio
    Pages 363-385
  9. Ganesh Sankaran, Federico Sasso, Robert Kepczynski, Alessandro Chiaraviglio
    Pages 387-421

About this book

Introduction

This book provides both a broad overview of the forecasting process, covering technological and human aspects alike, and deep insights into algorithms and platform functionalities in the IBP toolbox required to maximize forecast accuracy. Rich in technical and business explanations, it addresses short-, medium- and long-term forecasting processes using functionalities available in demand planning and demand sensing.

There are also several theoretical concepts underpinning the algorithms discussed; these are explained with numerical examples to help demystify the IBP forecasting toolbox. Beyond standard procedures, the book also discusses custom approaches (e.g. new segmentation criteria, new outlier detection and correction methods) and new methods (e.g. the use of Markov chains for forecasting sporadic demands), etc. It subsequently benchmarks common practices using these innovative approaches and discusses the results. As measurement is an important precondition for improvement, an entire chapter is devoted to discussing process improvement and value using the Six Sigma methodology. In closing, the book provides several useful tips and tricks that should come in handy during project implementation. 

Keywords

Sales forcasting IBP Integrated business planning SAP IBP Demand planning Use cases

Authors and affiliations

  • Ganesh Sankaran
    • 1
  • Federico Sasso
    • 2
  • Robert Kepczynski
    • 3
  • Alessandro Chiaraviglio
    • 4
  1. 1.IngolstadtGermany
  2. 2.Deloitte Consulting AGZurichSwitzerland
  3. 3.RothristSwitzerland
  4. 4.Polytechnic University of TurinTurinItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-05381-9
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Business and Management
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-05380-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-05381-9
  • Series Print ISSN 2192-8096
  • Series Online ISSN 2192-810X
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