Supply chain cost-to-serve (CTS) analysis is the ability to understand profitability at a deeper level along multiple dimensions, including customer, product and route to market. The CTS analysis solution market’s most common use cases are: • More informed product portfolio management • Costing decisions and supply network design • Gain sharing between suppliers and customers • Differentiated performance targets for supply chain segments • Improved process and resource efficiency.
Gartner defines Supply Chain Planning Solutions as a platform that provides technology support which allows a company to manage, link, align, collaborate and share its planning data across an extended supply chain. It supports demand creation, detailed supply-side response, strategic and tactical-level planning. A SCP solution is the planning decision repository for a defined end-to-end supply chain and is the environment in which end-to-end integrated supply chains are managed. Core capabilities of SCP solutions are: Demand Planning (e.g. demand forecasting and consensus demand planning); Supply Planning (e.g. inventory planning, replenishment planning, order promising, production planning, production scheduling); and Support for aligning planning decisions across the enterprise and across multiple planning time horizons. Optional capabilities of SCP solutions are: Advanced analytics and AI; Digital Supply Chain Twin; Integrated Business Planning; Continuous Planning; and Supply Chain Segmentation.