Outlining Supply Chain Planning at a Glance


After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Understand the basics of supply chain planning

Supply Chain Planning Introduction


To illustrate the production processes in a company, we use the example of the Bike Company. The company produces its own bicycles and maps the production processes in SAP S/4HANA.

The Learning Journey is divided into two parts. The first part is about production planning and the second part is about production execution. Let's start and get an understanding of production planning!

Supply Chain Planning at a Glance

You may be wondering why production planning is necessary. Consider a scenario where the Bike Company simply manufactures bicycles based on incoming orders. However, customers generally prefer to receive their bikes promptly, rather than waiting for weeks. If the company solely relied on this approach, it would be unable to meet the immediate demands of its customers. This is where production planning becomes crucial.

To get an introduction to the topic, watch the following video:

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