SAP has launched the latest version of mySAP Supply Chain Management (mySAP SCM), which now includes a responsive replenishment scenario and RFID-enabled (radio frequency identification) supply chain execution processes, which will help enterprises gain better visibility into real-time customer demand and enable them to build more adaptive supply chains.
The new responsive replenishment process will enable companies to respond to real-time customer demand, including promotion-driven demand, coupled with the ability for retailers and consumer goods companies to support a fully automated replenishment process on a daily or sub-daily level. This functionality is designed to help companies to manage their replenishment processes more efficiently, resulting in reduced inventory levels, shortened order cycle times and improved customer satisfaction.
Leveraging the SAP Auto-ID Infrastructure (SAP AII), a component of the SAP NetWeaver application and integration platform, SAP's newest SCM solution will support RFID-enabled execution scenarios within warehouse and logistics processes. These scenarios will allow companies to meet RFID mandates from government agencies as well as major retailers such as Wal-Mart, METRO and Target.
The latest release of mySAP SCM will also offer enhancements to SAP Advanced Planning & Optimization (SAP APO) for cross-industry implementation as well as new and enhanced industry-specific functionality. Benefits will include a fully automatic approach for adaptive forecasting and life-cycle planning within the demand-planning functionality.