SSCS Platform

  • Power of the Portal
  • Faster Smarter
  • Tools

Exercise Platform Power

The SSCS data and function-rich platform is designed to provide a supply-demand overview of parts within the supply chain system. The platform consists of several merged data models. The platform considers all data models when calculating weekly supply, shortage, and excess quantities. Each tab within the dashboard provides a different view for evaluating supply vs. demand. The main tab displays all the data models in a clear, organized view, and where scenarios can be simulated using the input section.

SSCS platform portal showing demand vs forecast

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  • Data and Function-Rich Dashboards
  • Global Forecast Aggregation and Planning Analytics
  • Supply and Demand Alignment
  • Historical Planning, Buy, Stock and Sell Activity
  • Trend Analysis with Waterfall Displays
  • Interactive "What If" Supply and Demand Scenarios
  • Fully Secure, End-to-End Visibility
  • One Portal for All Activities and Functionality
  • Email Notifications and Updates
  • Custom Options Available

Faster, Smarter, Stronger

With its set of control and simulated scenario tools, SSCS platform users can manage the supply/demand network in virtual real time. Using the lean analytic tools in the portal allows users to eliminate waste and focus on improving the flow through the supply chain. With lean analytics, users can eliminate unevenness, waste reduction, and improve product leveling through value stream mapping and additional tools.

SSCS platform portal showing inventory summary

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Using the analytics tools, users can identify what areas of the supply chain need improvement and make changes accordingly. Likewise, they can also see what phases of the chain are optimized and running smoothly. Iterative changes can be made to eliminate waste, increase production, and level the production and delivery stream.

The analytics-driven intelligence the portal provides gives users complete visibility into macros and micros of the supply chain network. With the complete information the portal provides, users can manage a smarter supply chain that responds and predicts to virtually every variable in the network.

Users can hone their network into a finely tuned supply chain, reducing the fat of unneeded inventory and supply times and replacing it with analytic muscles that the SSCS portal provides. Viewing pricing by component or finished good, users can focus on specific sets of the chain or the whole body, producing better network performance.


SSCS continues to invest in the latest digital technology from SAP to support Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), e-commerce and many supply chain functions. World-wide, SSCS run one global instance of SAP S/4 Hana, Bi, GRC, GTS, all within SSCS portals. All are integrated with e-commerce, logistics execution, and third party logistics systems to feed real-time data into Bi platform. Dashboards provide real-time data so that customers can make critical decisions to run the supply chain with confidence. Users can even perform simulated scenarios to see how unanticipated surpluses or declines would affect the network.

SSCS platform portal demonstrating data input and supply/demand simulations

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Portal tools allow customers to fully utilize supply chain networking by developing and reporting on every sequence, including purchasing, design, production, testing, and fulfillment.

The online tools allow customers to anticipate the purchase of the exact part or component at the correct quantity at the lowest price and cost.

Ordering and managing stock are crucial factors in the supply chain. SSCS portal tools allow customers to manage every phase of component purchasing and prioritize stock with ease.

Delivery of orders and products is not the end of the supply chain network, but it is a critical confidence factor between vendor and customer. The SSCS portal helps guide fulfillment to the highest service levels.

This is how SSCS commits to the full demand signal and provides a closed loop process to the customer. For example, demand portions can be forecasted, not backlogged, and the commitment can be taken back in th ERP system to identify shortages. The commit form can be sent EDI, flat file, web portal, etc., and is based on the commits SSCS receives from the suppliers. A typical commit window is 26 weeks with the commits reported weekly, but can be adjusted based on customer requirements.

The SSCS portal is able to provide forecasting information to its users, including closed loop forecasting, statistical forecasting, aligning bottom-up and top-down forecasting. SSCS customers using analytics functions in the portal have seen significant declines in forecasting errors. Because the portal runs in virtual real-time, forecasts can be refined on a constant basis. Accurate forecasting response can improve production efficiency, reduce costs, and accelerate fulfillment and reduce lead times.