Plan for your variability

Single Use Replenishment (SUR®), an SAP® bolt-on solution, applies sophisticated algorithms to identify unusual spikes, and create one-time push supply.

The goal of SUR® is to service unusual demand spikes in your supply chain as a one-time event ensuring a 100% service level. An alternative is to increase the inventory level as a part of normal LEAN planning. But this may increase the inventory levels unnecessarily since such spikes are identified as one-time event.

Various alternatives are provided to smoothen replenishments. This action attenuates the spike and ensures that it is not transmitted to the Components and suppliers. This prevents the bullwhip effect upstream.

The solution is developed as a bolt-on on SAP®/ECC/APO. Planning parameters, used for identifying unusual spikes and smoothening replenishments are maintained on the material / product master. Single Use Replenishments are planned and created along with LEAN planning run. Native transactions and planning runs execute the planning and evaluate the outputs.

This approach significantly reduces the change management effort to implement such a system.

From LEAN business strategy to its implementation on SAP®, Lean Axis combines LEAN industry experience with SAP® implementation expertise to create solutions that bring real, tangible business value. We strive to increase business velocity by staying ahead of our client's needs with innovative solutions that deliver a rapid return on investment.

Lean Axis welcomes the opportunity to interact with you to explore how we can assist you to be more successful with your supply chain optimization initiatives on SAP®. Please email or call us at 408-802-1636.