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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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Make sure your SAP solutions meet your business needs simply and seamlessly – with help from SAP Service and Support. Our 30,000+ consultants have unparalleled product knowledge, technology expertise, and experience across 25 distinct industries.

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Response network solutions 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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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. The system can query large volumes of data in a very short amount of time.

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