Experts in Supply Chain Management, Integrated Business Planning and Complex Scheduling

There’s no substitute for experience when you’re looking for support in deriving maximum business value from IT-enabled change. Olivehorse senior consultants typically have over a decade in delivering Supply Chain programmes. Our leadership team has a further 150+ years’ experience delivering supply chain programmes at some of the world’s best-known companies.

SAP Integrated Business Planning (IBP)

Integrated Business Planning platform is SAP’s state-of-the-art tool for cloud-based integrated supply chain planning.

SAP IBP offers unified planning across sales and operations, demand, inventory, response & supply and demand driven replenishment, as well as supply chain control tower dashboard analytics and alert monitoring.

SAP IBP was built from the ground up to leverage the power of SAP HANA, and delivers a planner centric user experience, with real-time dashboards, interactive simulation, embedded social collaboration using SAP Jam and Microsoft Excel-enabled planning views.

Building on our heritage of expertise in SAP Supply Chain, Olivehorse has led the way in developing IBP advisory and implementation capability and services. We are already guiding clients in shaping their approach and have helped deliver one of the largest implementations of IBP in globally.

Olivehorse is also one of the few partners who have their own IBP system, fully integrated with the Jam collaboration tool and ECC and APO systems via SAP Cloud Platform Integration – Data Services. This integrated platform enables our customers to explore, at first hand, how IBP could fit into their landscape through rapid proof of concepts and demonstrations.

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SAP APO Supply Chain Management

At Olivehorse SAP APO is in our DNA.

Part of the SCM offering from SAP, APO offers a fully-integrated suite of modules which let you plan and coordinate your supply chain processes. It enables:

  • strategic, tactical and operational collaboration
  • co-operation between partners throughout the supply chain, from order receipt to stock monitoring and final shipment
  • constant optimisation and evaluation of the supply network’s efficiency


Ever since the first release of the product back in 1998, our team has worked with customers across the globe in some of the most complex and fast moving supply chains.

Whether it be in greenfield implementation, system upgrade, business restructure or focused improvement project, our expertise in both demand planning and supply optimisation will allow you to maximise your returns on investment. Our approach is based on engaging the relevant business leaders and end users at the earliest opportunity to deliver robust, value driven solutions.

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Scheduling & Execution

We provide solutions for complex multi-level scheduling environments using heuristics based scheduling engines or optimisers where appropriate – our goal is to provide solutions that are appropriate for the problem without creating additional complexity.

The ability to create and maintain an agile, reactive schedule provides the foundations for a consistent supply signal to your distribution network and subsequently your customers. Executing manufacturing in line with your short term plan whilst taking account of demand, product mix, and throughput are the basic variables which your solution needs to be able to satisfy.

At Olivehorse we have the experience to help you model and maintain an agile responsive schedule, whilst providing the tools and know-how to support its execution, confirmation and completion in your shop-floor environment. Whether your scheduling and execution takes place solely within your SAP estate, or is split across complementary systems, our pragmatic approach will drive the appropriate solutions for your business, retaining alignment to business benefit, scalable solutions and growth.


SAP Ariba - Supply Chain Collaboration

SAP Ariba is revolutionary in supporting multiple supply chain collaboration processes over the world’s largest business-to-business (B2B) network.

SAP Ariba supply chain collaboration solutions support collaborative processes between customers and suppliers for an efficient supply chain network that addresses the key concerns of supply chain stakeholders. The solutions integrate both systems and stakeholders to the common plan developed in the integrated business planning platform, thereby facilitating an orchestration of a multi-tier supply chains to reduce inventory.

Olivehorse is well positioned to help customers drive procurement with purpose as a strategic initiative within their digital transformation journey. Olivehorse consultants possess deep, market leading knowledge and capability as well as a passion for solving your unique challenges. Its teams bring real-world experience with an unrelenting focus on business value – meaning Olivehorse solutions are driven by the practical delivery of results.


Anaplan - Connected Planning

Accelerate decision making with Anaplan’s Connected Planning.

Anaplan is the leader in Connected Planning. Their purpose-built software—powered by their patented Hyperblock engine—enables dynamic, collaborative, and intelligent planning. Large and fast-growing companies worldwide use their solutions to connect the people and data required for trusted plans and accelerated decisions essential to leading in their markets.

We at Olivehorse believe that Anaplan’s revolutionary and disruptive platform is ideal for building supply chain planning solutions that bring together the whole organisation to produce truly collaborative plans. Connected Planning means that plans can update in real time to the ever more frequent changes that modern businesses are experiencing. The huge number of unwieldy, uncontrolled and unsecure spreadsheets used in many businesses can be replaced by Anaplan’s single Data Hub connected to the relevant systems of record. Users can be empowered with intuitive, browser based dashboards tailored to their role that can be built and owned by the business itself.

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Demand Driven Material Requirements Planning (DDMRP)

DDMRP is a proven and rapidly-growing methodology which has shown success in reducing inventories and improving service across a broad spectrum of industries.

It works by decoupling the supply chain, creating independence between supply and demand. It means each node can operate efficiently, without the disruption of demand and supply variability, breaking the classic bullwhip effect.

Over the past few years we have implemented DDMRP in many manufacturing facilities. We know how to bring you the benefits of decoupling, whilst not impacting the value of your current SCM tools.

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Digital Supply Chain Enablement

At Olivehorse we have the technical skill base to underpin what we do through our consulting work. Over a diverse set of many projects and visiting clients with varying planning requirements, we just know what best practice is. Experience really is the difference.

At Olivehorse we have many hundreds of years SAP Supply Chain Delivery experience collectively. Drawing on this experience we have developed a set of accelerators that you can leverage to bring rapid speed to value.

We can offer our experience to enable your next generation cloud based digital supply chain enterprise – technology decision making, advice in software aspects such as security, scalability, reliability.