Course announcements

  • In this comprehensive course you will gain a solid understanding of the SAP IBP Time Series Based constraint Supply Planning business processes using Optimizer, and their associated configuration. Additionally you will be explained how the Finite Heuristic can be used as an alternative to the Optimizer. Instructor-led training is supplemented with hands-on exercises.
  • DO NOT attempt this course until you have first completed the mandatory prerequisite IBP100 – SAP IBP for Supply Chain Overview, to ensure you have attained the foundational knowledge to maximize your learning goals.
  • A self-paced e-learning version of this course is available with an active subscription to the SAP Learning Hub (Professional or IoT and Digital Supply Chain solution edition).

Course information

  • Overview of Time Series Supply Planning w/ Optimizer 
    • Supply Planning Operators in SAP IBP and Criteria for Choosing
    • Overview of Optimizer and constraints 
    • Comparison of Optimizer versus Finite Heuristics
    • Day in the life of Planners
    • Run optimizer and analyze results 
  • Production 
    • Generating a production plan 
    • Understand parameters, costs and key figures related to production 
    • Modeling Capacity and alternate production 
    • Run Optimizer and analyze results 
  • Demand and Fulfillment 
    • Understand Demand and related levels within SAP IBP 
    • Modeling Demand Priority and Lateness 
    • Understand parameters, costs and key figures related to Demand and fulfillment metrics 
    • Run optimizer and analyze results 
  • Inventory 
    • Explain Target Inventory and Lot-Size policies 
    • Understand parameters, costs and key figures related to Inventory Target 
    • Explain projected stocks and optimizer results 
  • Distribution 
    • Model Storage Constraints 
    • Model Multiple Modes of Transport 
    • Model Push production using Min Resource Utilization 
    • Understand parameters, costs and key figures related to distribution 
    • Run optimizer and analyze results 
  • Fair share 
    • Explain Fair share concept 
    • Model Fair share of Demand, Late Demand, Inventory Target and Holding Inventory
    • Model Fair share of Dependent Demand
    • Understand parameters, costs and key figures related to Fair share 
    • Run optimizer and analyze results 
    • Discuss telescopic planning and other performance related topics
  • This course will prepare you to:
    • Outline the features of SAP IBP Time Series Based Constrained Supply Planning with Optimizer 
    • Describe in detail: Modeling, Key Figures, and Parameters 
    • Utilize Operators and Optimizers 
  • IBP Application Consultants 
  • Business Process Architects 
  • Business Process Owner / Team Lead / Power Users 
  • Solution Architects 


  • IBP100 – SAP IBP for Supply Chain, Overview


  • IBP200 - SAP IBP Platform Features and Time Series Based Heuristics Planning

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