SAP IBP for Inventory

Skills Gained This course will prepare you to: -Outline the features of SAP IBP for inventory -Explain how SAP IBP Inventory Optimization fits into the S&OP business processes. -Setup single- and...

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$4,335 USD
Course Code IBP400-v022
Duration 5 days
Available Formats Virtual, Classroom
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Skills Gained

  • This course will prepare you to:
       -Outline the features of SAP IBP for inventory 
       -Explain how SAP IBP Inventory Optimization fits into the S&OP business processes. 
       -Setup single- and multi-stage inventory logic 
       -Identify and use the required attributes and key figures, and master data 
       -Use multi-level BOM Planning 
       -Actively engage in SAP IBP implementation projects 

Who Can Benefit

  • Application Consultant
  • Business Process Owner / Team Lead / Power User
  • Solution Architect


  • Essential:
       -IBP100 SAP IBP for Supply Chain, Overview
       -IBP200 SAP IBP Platform Features and Time Series Based Heuristics Planning
       -IBP300 SAP IBP Advanced Configuration

Course Details

Course Content

  • Introduction to Inventory Planning and Optimization with SAP IBP for Inventory
       -What is Inventory Planning?
       -What is Inventory Optimization? 
       -Added value to your Integrated Business Planning through Inventory Optimization
       -Key Differentiators of SAP IBP for Inventory
       -SAP IBP for Inventory within SAP IBP for Supply Chain
  • SAP IBP for Inventory: Configuring and Preparing for Use
       -Describing the Business Planning Scenario
       -Options for Handling Uncertainty
       -Examining Attributes and Master Data Types
       -Analyzing Planning Levels and Key Figures
       -Planning Details
       -Inventory Global Configuration Parameters
  • Creating an Inventory Optimization Process
       -Positioning SAP IBP for Inventory in a S&OP Process
       -Running an ABC/XYZ-Segmentation and a Time-Series Analysis
       -Forecast Error Calculation
       -Role of an Inventory Planner as key player within the Sales and Operations Process
  • The Power of Multi-echelon
       -Introduction to an overarching SAP IBP optimizer methodology
       -Normal vs. Gamma distribution
       -Forecast Error
       -Demand Propagation
       -Exposure demand, supply variability and service variability calculations
       -Multi-stage application via an example
       -Other drivers of safety stock: service level, periods between replenishment, lot size, delivery type and promotions
  • Validating inputs
       -Holistic Approach
       -Input review and initial variables
  • Running an Inventory Optimization Operator
       -Special attributes
       -Global (multi-stage) inventory optimization
       -Calculate Target Inventory Components
       -Decomposed (Single-stage) Inventory Optimization
       -Diagnosing system issues
  • Analyzing the Results of an inventory optimization run
       -Inventory Plan Review
       -Supply Chain Network App
       -Inventory Profiles App
       -Inventory Analysis App
       -Applications Jobs App
       -Planning Results
       -Scenario Planning 
  • Finalizing the Inventory Plan
       -Network capital analysis and scenario management
       -Finalizing the inventory Plan


  • Do not attempt this course until you have completed the essential prerequisites identified below. This is a very advanced course and detailed SAP IBP configuration expertise is mandatory.

Course based on software release

  • SAP IBP OD 2205
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