Logistics and SCM: Case study: Building a stable supply plan — See how Hollister reengineered a capacity planning solution without an engine and still managed to drive success

  • by Azeemullah Syed , Hollister
  • Steve Grace, Hollister
  • March 5, 2019
Learn how the Hollister expanded the standard capacity-leveling algorithm to include additional parameter checks in its system.

Leverage the experience of international medical device manufacturer Hollister and learn how the company responded to the task of leveling capacity in its production facilities while balancing inventory levels in its distribution centers. Armed with a redesigned process and new approach, Hollister resolved technical challenges such as multi-echelon adjustments of supply plans, with creative use of SAP APO functionality, without requiring the use of CTM or optimizer engines. Learn how Hollister:

  • Expanded the standard capacity-leveling algorithm to include additional parameter checks
  • Discovered the BAPIs and function modules that can be called to take capacity-leveling results and update intercompany stock transfer requisitions automatically
  • Modified the process flow steps for planning to incorporate re-planning of intermediate stock transfer reservation steps

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