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Critical Capabilities for Supply Chain Planning Solutions

Published: 02 May 2023


The supply chain planning market is mature but constantly changing. Companies at different levels of planning maturity require different mixes of capabilities. Supply chain technology leaders need to take planning maturity and these use cases into account when selecting SCP solutions.

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Key Findings
  • The top three critical capabilities that distinguish supply chain planning (SCP) vendors the most in 2023 are breadth of resource types planned, strength of decision alignment and scenario management. These reflect important capabilities for companies on various maturity levels.

  • There is more parity between SCP vendors in terms of demand planning functionality than supply planning functionality.

  • The digital planning use case displays the largest range of vendor scores from low to high, while the demand planning use case has the lowest range of vendor scores.

  • Data integration and user experience have the lowest average scores across the 15 critical capabilities.

  • Multienterprise and

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  • Adexa
  • Anaplan
  • Arkieva
  • Blue Yonder
  • Coupa
  • Dassault Systèmes
  • e2open
  • FuturMaster
  • GAINSystems
  • John Galt Solutions
  • Kinaxis
  • Logility
  • o9 Solutions
  • OMP
  • Oracle
  • QAD
  • RELEX Solutions
  • SAP
  • Slimstock
  • Demand Planning Basic Functionality
  • Supply Planning Basic Functionality
  • Advanced Planning Capabilities
  • Solution Extensibility
  • Multienterprise Planning
  • Decision/Plan Alignment
  • Process Management
  • Planning Decision Automation
  • Data Integration
  • Scenario Management
  • User Experience
  • Scalability and Performance/Speed
  • Breadth of Resource Types Planned
  • Range of Analytics
  • Financial Impact Analysis
  • Demand Planning
  • Supply Planning
  • E2E Enterprise Planning
  • E2E Multienterprise Planning
  • Digital Planning

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