Optimizing Supply Network in Automotive Industry
Global supply networks are an integral part of the automotive industry. Automotive relies on suppliers and manufacturing partners to build their products. Operating these networks efficiently while minimizing risk and lowering cost are paramount concerns. The automotive industry can meet these challenges by forecasting demand, sales orders, and inventory while ensuring spare parts for critical machinery.
SAP Data Warehouse Cloud provides the automotive industry with data integration for disparate data sources and unified data models. The native integration with SAP Analytics Cloud delivers forecasting, visualizations, and real-time insights. This way, automotive customers can optimize global supply networks. For a faster time to value, SAP Data Warehouse Cloud offers prebuilt business content that supports the responsive supply network.
How SAP Data Warehouse Cloud Solves Your Biggest Challenges
Forecasting customer demand can mitigate lost sales and improve your customer’s experience. Accurate demand forecasting requires centralized data sources that provide a clear overview of the entire supply network.
SAP Data Warehouse Cloud unites data from different sources like SAP S/4HANA as well as non-SAP systems, to create one robust data layer with models that span multiple data sources. SAP Data Warehouse Cloud’s Data Flow Builder offers the entire end-to-end process for self-service integration of data sources. Prebuilt business content provides the unified data models to bring budget data, showroom and online enquires, campaign and promotions plans, historical and real-time google trends data, historical vehicle characteristics, inventory, and historical demand.
With this unified data layer feeding directly into your analytics tool, automotive customers can accurately forecast demand for better decision making.
Inventory optimization lowers costs across the entire supply network. SAP Data Warehouse Cloud and SAP Analytics Cloud can analyze supply network data in real-time. Prebuilt business content gives you an understanding of your whole supply chain with a visualized global inventory. With a live connection to your consolidated data, prebuilt SAP Analytics Cloud visualizations let you dive into IoT sensor data, specific products, lots, or shipping trays. Detect inventory problems in real-time and use predictive analytics to understand, for example, why you have an inventory excess or shortage.
Maintaining critical machinery requires an ongoing supply of spare parts. If machinery fails when parts aren’t available, the downtime can be costly. SAP Analytics Cloud visualizes the consolidated information for each spare part across the whole supply chain.