The graph shows in a simple way the integrative aspects of internal and external business processes. Customers and suppliers can have an external relationship towards their own company as well as an internal one. In times of globalization, these business relationships both have a national and an international character. This is why legal requirements and customs matters have to be considered in the definition of business processes.
Your customer´s information about his own planned sales volume is vital for your company´s own planning approach, and forms the data basis for your own production and suppliers. In combination with the customer´s data, your sales planning draws a complete picture. These figures finally become the basis for production planning and procurement planning, followed by budgeting. These planning results are substantiated by the latest sales, production and procurement figures.
Supply Chain Management classically means the planning and controlling of supply chains, especially beyond company borders (intercompany).
In our Competence Center SCM we offer all services from analysis of your planning tasks to conception of reasonable processes up to configuring these processes in your SCM software, e.g. in SAP.
In our experience however, a reduction of the SCM principle to the capabilities of a software application such as the SAP APO could miss some facts out. With our SCM competence team we therefore offer our know-how for the whole logistics process including the integration of internal and external accounting.
The critical success factor for a profitable use of SAP SCM is the consideration of an integrated understanding of processes. This starts with profound analysis, continues with optimisation and integration of all parties involved and ends with competent customizing. This particularly includes the conceptual design of processes in business management.
Single aspects of the process can also be realised independently.