Camelot ITLab reinforces its role as a digital frontrunner with the implementation of the Demand-Driven MRP planning philosophy in SAP software
Mannheim, 11/22/2017 – At the company’s own 2017 SCM Forum, Camelot Innovative Technologies Lab (Camelot ITLab) unveiled version 2.0 of its supply chain planning solution S4-advanced Demand-Driven MRP for SAP S/4HANA (S4aDDMRP for SAP S/4HANA). S4aDDMRP for SAP S/4HANA enables the S4-advanced and full implementation of the new supply chain planning standard “Demand-Driven MRP” in SAP S/4HANA 1709. As part of Camelot’s Demand-Driven LEAN Planning Suite, the solution is based on the S/4HANA Advanced Planning Framework (hence “S4-advanced” DDMRP for SAP S/4HANA) and seamlessly integrates with Camelot’s existing solution for leveled production planning S4-advanced Demand-Driven Rhythm Wheel Planning for SAP S/4HANA. For Camelot the new release is the logical continuation of the strategy to implement demand-driven supply chain planning concepts in SAP software.
Steffen Joswig, Managing Partner at Camelot ITLab, comments: “For our customers, the pragmatic approach of Demand-Driven Material Requirements Planning is increasingly becoming a new supply chain planning standard. Camelot had already anticipated this trend three years ago and began to make the revolutionary approaches implementable in SAP software. What began with SAP SCM in 2015 has continued in 2017 with SAP IBP and SAP S/4HANA.”
Human-Centric Planning Support
S4aDDMRP for SAP S/4HANA encompasses all five of the Demand-Driven MRP concept’s necessary elements and is part of Camelot’s Demand-Driven LEAN Planning Suite. S4aDDMRP was developed as a pragmatic, human-centric planning support philosophy, which also explains the exponential spread of the DDMRP concept. Camelot’s current S/4HANA-based solution is particularly beneficial for process manufacturing companies, for whom – in addition to consistent pull-oriented material requirements planning – smooth, flow-based production scheduling is relevant. S4aDDMRP for SAP S/4HANA seamlessly integrates with Camelot’s synchronized production planning solution – S4-advanced Demand-Driven Rhythm Wheel Planning – which is also based on SAP S/4HANA’s Advanced Planning Framework (PP/DS).
Agility through Stability
Camelot’s Demand-Driven LEAN Planning Suite is the only SAP-based Demand-Driven Supply Chain Management software suite available worldwide which has been certified both by SAP and, in the United States, by the Demand Driven Institute (DDI) – the global authority on the “Demand-Driven” methodology. It combines consistent customer-pull-oriented material requirements and replenishment planning with smooth product flow-based production planning. In accordance with the principle “agility through stability”, customers can react more effectively to the increasing variability and complexity in supply chain and production planning.
The CAMELOT Group is one of the world’s leading Demand-Driven Supply Chain Management (DDSCM) consultancies and is considered a pioneer and digital trailblazer in the implementation of these revolutionary concepts in SAP software. The company offers tried-and-tested “Demand-Driven” add-on solutions for all relevant SAP platforms: SAP S/4HANA, SAP IBP and SAP SCM. As a global partner of the Demand Driven Institute (DDI), Camelot stands for a globally-unique, integrated DDSCM portfolio, from strategy development to system-level integration with SAP software. CAMELOT is the only consultancy that is a partner of both DDI and SAP.