Use This SAP NetWeaver BW Data Model for Easy Fill Rate and Cycle Time Reporting

  • by Anuj N. Babel, Deloitte Consulting LLP (July 2010)
  • July 12, 2010
Discover an SAP NetWeaver BW data model that you can use to generate fill rate and cycle time reporting using standard data sources from sales and distribution. This generic data model uses ABAP transformations, which you can modify to align with your specific business process flow.
Key Concept
Fill rate measures the service level for sales orders placed at an organization against the expectations of organization’s trading partners. You can measure fill rate in three different ways: the line count fill rate, quantity fill rate, and value fill rate. Cycle time is the amount of time required to complete the order-to-cash process.

Your organization’s supply chain management requires continuous monitoring of activities related to order processing. Sales managers look for vital signs from order processing data to make their groups perform even more effectively. They need reports that inform them whether orders are fulfilled and delivered on time.

I will show you an SAP NetWeaver BW data model you can use to report on sales-related key performance indicators (KPIs) such as fill rate and cycle time. The model uses standard data sources from sales and distribution. You can customize it to align with your organization’s business processes using ABAP transformation.

Fill Rate and Cycle Time Reporting

Fill rate measures the service level for an organization’s sales orders against the expectations of the organization’s trading partners. You can use fill rate to track the cause of delay in order fulfillment and to capture the effectiveness of inventory management and distribution centers. Cycle time is the amount of time required to complete the order to cash process from order receipt to processing, order processing to ship, and ship to delivery.

To understand the data model and reports I developed, it helps to know about the KPIs for this example and what they measure. Fill rate reporting shows you what is contributing to order processing delays, such as inventory or shipment shortfalls. A BEx report shows the count of sales order line items filled and not filled along with the reason for shortfall (Figure 1).

Anuj N. Babel

Anuj N. Babel is a senior specialist with Deloitte Consulting. He has seven years of technology management experience. He is an SAP-certified SAP NetWeaver BW solution consultant and specializes in designing and deploying information management models. His project experience includes designing and implementing data and reporting framework for Enterprise Asset Management, Channel Management, Logistics, Revenue Management, and Enterprise Consolidations.

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