The Data Analytics and Intelligence Platforms in Supply Chain market is composed of solutions which provide descriptive, diagnostic, predictive and prescriptive analytics enhanced with artificial intelligence (AI) and data science (DS) capabilities to support supply chain decision making. These solutions could either be part of a broader supply chain application or a separate encompassing data platform. These solutions facilitate advanced data processing and the delivery of insightful information, predictions and suggestions that are contextually relevant and adaptive to user experiences toward more connected supply chain data.
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.