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  • In this comprehensive course you will gain a solid understanding of the SAP IBP Time Series Based Supply Planning business processes using Optimizer, and their associated configuration. 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 solution edition for Supply Chain Management).

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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