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Response Network Solutions

Use a responsive multi-tiered supply network to streamline collaboration with trading partners

Connect with trading partners across a multi-tiered network with response network software from SAP. Onboard partners efficiently; collaborate across supply, demand, and inventory replenishment processes; and manage quality and outsourced manufacturing collaboratively. Treat suppliers, contract manufacturers, customers, and service providers as extensions of your organization so you can improve response times, reduce excess inventory, prevent stock-outs, and increase service quality.

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Solution Capabilities

Included capabilities

Supplier Collaborative Replenishment

Manage materials availability to support flexible forecast- and demand-driven manufacturing

Give suppliers real-time visibility into materials requirements and out-of-the-box support for procurement and replenishment processes – from forecast sharing to ordering, confirmation, shipment, quality notification, and invoicing – with SAP software for supplier-collaborative replenishment. Enable both forecast-based and demand-triggered replenishment and optimize inventory levels to support either process so you can shorten lead times, reduce inventory costs, and improve service.

Customer Collaborative Replenishment

Keep inventory in sync with customer demand and replenish to ensure service agreements

Meet service levels by optimizing replenishment quantities based on real-time demand. Quickly calculate the right product quantities needed to replenish customer sites without stocking excess inventory, but keep enough inventory to prevent stock-outs, especially during promotions. Plan full-truckload replenishment quantities to improve asset use , and manage by exception to improve customer satisfaction and boost revenues while maintaining minimum inventory levels.

Outsourced Manufacturing Collaboration

Improve supply network visibility and collaboration for profitable outsourced manufacturing

Connect with contract manufacturers using SAP software for outsourced manufacturing collaboration. Use automated functions to view the status of materials at outsourced locations, track milestones, and identify issues proactively. Create, publish, and finalize work orders fast, including subcontractor purchase orders and orders for configure-to-order items. By improving visibility into multitiered supply networks, our software helps to shorten lead times and reduce manufacturing costs.


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Get the support you need to efficiently implement and operate your SAP solutions – and take advantage of new technologies. We offer a range of support services, from foundation level to strategic engagement and co-innovation.

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Get a wealth of information – about everything from installation and upgrades to security, integration, and product availability.

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Unlock the power of your response network

Simplicity is the key to innovation. And innovation is the key to competitive advantage. SAP Services helps unlock your power and provide a simple path to innovation acceleration and the cloud.
Our 15,000+ trained and certified consultants are focused on delivering true end-to-end solutions that yield the business outcomes you need to stay competitive.
And with over 40 years of experience with hundreds of thousands of customers, SAP Services knows how to help your business unlock the power of SAP and Run Simple. SAP Services can help your business:

Support your innovation agenda so you can focus on strategic opportunities

Provide greater accountability to deliver end-to-end engagements with reduced complexity

Expose new product innovation and a path to the cloud with unmatched speed and expertise

Enhance your existing SAP investment with best-in-class knowledge transfer and support


Response Network: At a glance

Learn how response network solutions from SAP enable visibility, process automation, and increased responsiveness. These capabilities allow a company to coordinate requirements across global partners and transform itself into a supply network.

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See Supply Network Collaboration on SAP HANA

See how Supply Network Collaboration 7.02, running on SAP HANA, is optimized to improve the purchase order process from end to end, so that the system can query large volumes of data in a very short amount of time.

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