Determine Delivery Reliability

Improve compliance with delivery dates requested by the customer

Delivery reliability is a decisive competitive advantage: Those who deliver ordered goods faultlessly and on time to the right place are rewarded with satisfied and loyal customers. This is why a clear view of one's own delivery reliability and that of suppliers is so important.

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Improve your delivery reliability through more transparency

The regular determination of one's own delivery reliability is a critical aspect for many companies, as it represents an important building block for supplier evaluation with customers. The company's own delivery reliability can be evaluated according to several criteria: in relation to the delivery date agreed in the order, the first confirmed date or the customer's desired date. The SAP standard does not offer a way to determine one's own delivery reliability for scheduling agreements.

Since the delivery reliability of suppliers has a major influence on the company's own delivery reliability, it is also important to have an overview of this. The supplier's delivery reliability is also an important factor when it comes to commissioning a supplier. The corresponding key figure can be determined using a method such as VDA 5001 (logistical supplier evaluation). For this purpose, quantities delivered and posted in the goods receipt are compared with the open order quantities (schedule line quantities) at the time of delivery. In the case of delivery schedule lines and delivery schedules, the relationship between quantity and on-time delivery performance is also relevant. However, the SAP standard functions do not sufficiently support the determination of delivery reliability.

Our experts have developed a solution for both requirements. As part of the SPEEDIplatform, they integrate seamlessly with SAP and provide answers to your delivery reliability questions: For your own delivery reliability complements SPEEDI the SAP module Sales & Distribution (SD), for the delivery reliability of your suppliers the SAP module Materials Management (MM).

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SPEEDI Delivery Reliability SAP MM
Our solution for evaluating the delivery reliability of your suppliers: The solution SPEEDI Delivery Reliability MM assigns delivered quantities to the schedule lines that are open at that time when the goods receipt is posted, uses this information to determine the key figure for delivery reliability, and stores it in a SPEEDI-table. The results can be selected in a monitor ("Delivery reliability supplier MM view") according to parameters such as purchasing organization, plant as well as supplier or material number for the desired period and clearly visualized in an ABAP list viewer report (ALV). For each individual goods receipt posting and on the basis of the assigned schedule lines, it shows whether a delivery was on time, early, or late and calculates the key figure for delivery reliability according to VDA 5001. Results displayed in the ALV list can also be displayed for the entire purchasing document and across documents for the supplier (vendor) by forming subtotals and totals. Optionally, the delivery reliability can also be evaluated and displayed as a percentage. For this purpose, a point system for the adherence to delivery dates and quantities as well as a weighting of the points achieved per delivery are used as parameters. Deliveries that have not yet been posted in the goods receipt but have already been notified at the time of the evaluation can be displayed with SPEEDI Evaluate delivery reliability MM as well. In the selection conditions, only the checkbox provided must be selected.
SPEEDI Delivery Reliability SAP SD
The solution SPEEDI Delivery Reliability SD provides suppliers with the necessary transparency as to whether they themselves meet the delivery dates requested by the customer. By comparing the deliveries posted in goods issue with the corresponding delivery and JIT delivery schedules of the customer, which serve as the target, it determines where short or excess deliveries occurred and which delivery was earlier or later than agreed according to the SAP delivery schedule. The number of days by which a deadline was missed is also calculated, as well as the deviation in percent. The result of the evaluation is visualized SPEEDI Delivery reliability SD clearly and traffic light functions immediately signal the scheduling agreements that contain late deliveries (red) or deliveries that are too early (yellow). If there are scheduling agreements with late and early deliveries, a red traffic light indicates this, as delays are prioritized. With a green traffic light, delivery schedules and deliveries are in line. Since each individual delivery also has a traffic light, it is possible to determine exactly which delivery or deliveries in the scheduling agreement are responsible for a yellow or red traffic light. SPEEDI Delivery reliability SD also offers a number of other useful functions. For example, excess deliveries that are due to the rounding quantity in the scheduling agreement are evaluated as correct deliveries. The option of entering tolerance values as a percentage or quantity ensures that deliveries with minor deviations are also classified as correct. A date comparison, which takes into account the customer's fiscal year change, can also be carried out using the cumulative quantities for delivery schedules and those for goods issue.
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Wolfgang Salinger

Director Business Unit SAP & Digital Supply Chain

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