Key Features of Variant Configuration Planner

 (VC Planner)

  • Enables S&OP for Configurable Products
  • Enables Demand Planning of product features and characteristics
  • Generate characteristics-based supply plan
  • Integrated with SAP – Variant configuration (LO-VC, AVC)
  • Integrated with SAP IBP and ECC, S/4HANA
  • Built using ML algorithms on SAP BTP
  • Supports Engineering Change Management
  • Scenario/Version planning
  • Monitor forecast performance

VC Planner Business & IT Benefits

Business Benefits

  • Determine and evaluate production plan in terms of product volume and configuration mix
  • Optimize inventory levels for assemblies
  • Supports hybrid planning – Make to Stock and Configure to Order
  • Get insights into product configuration based manufacturing constraints
  • Get benefits of S&OP for configurable products
  • Optimized inventory levels
  • Increased planner efficiency
  • Increased order fulfillment service levels

 IT Benefits

  • Minimal custom development
  • Built with best practices
  • Much shortened implementation timeline
  • Product and infrastructure support included in subscription
  • Continuous upgrades and enhancements