Ilkka Ala-Kulju SAP


SAP S/4HANA: Strengthening supply chain integration via technology transformation

Evolutionary story: Ilkka Ala-Kulju

Deloitte can support you in all aspects of this business and technology transformation.

25.9.2020 – After spending years as an internal SAP expert designing and delivering solutions to diverse business and IT problems in the manufacturing industry, it was time to offer my know-how to a wider client base. I have always enjoyed the dialog between business and IT, thus joining Deloitte was a perfect match for me as the culture is a very natural blend of business and technology development.

In my role as Finland’s SAP S/4HANA Supply Chain Offering Lead, I have a unique opportunity to answer our clients’ needs by combining the latest SAP and industry knowledge by working with a wide variety of global experts. And this expertise network is not limited to SAP and supply chain management alone, but to Deloitte’s entire global service offering.

Using modern technologies to support the business processes

Supply chain operations can benefit significantly from modern integrated technologies. Speed and transparency have been the traditional areas to focus on, but also the immediate availability and correctness of data with capabilities for real-time scenario planning bring a wide variety of powerful tools for modern supply chain experts.

Sales & Operations Planning and MRP can practically be executed in real time with direct integration to suppliers’ and logistics service providers’ systems. Inventory levels can be monitored in real time and exposed to customers and suppliers. Availability checks and batch traceability become global and reach across the whole supply chain. Product configurator and quotations engines become part of standard ways of working. Machinery and end-products have sensors installed and maintenance becomes preventive. Cloud platforms and mobile technologies bring all this power to our devices, allowing us to consume the data and make decisions on the spot. But none of this works unless the underlying business process supports the utilization of such technologies.

The Deloitte approach is to address the requirement to be business oriented

We listen to your requirements and translate them into a development roadmap where business and organizational change management, and technology transformation are addressed together.

An SAP S/4HANA project is not only a technical project but also an opportunity to review and streamline the core business processes by looking into the means and ways how the technology is used to drive them.

We will introduce the new solutions and leverage the business capabilities, and also help in evaluating the current state of your system landscape and data in preparation for the SAP S/4HANA journey.

Deloitte is one of the recognized worldwide leaders in SAP consulting:

  • We have an over 30-year-long relationship with SAP.
  • We have helped more than 3,000 clients to effectively implement SAP solutions and realize business value from those investments.
  • We have a global network of 25,000 practitioners dedicated to SAP solutions.
  • We have well-established project methodologies and innovative solutions  –such as Selective Transformation, Platform Analyzer, and 16 pre-configured industry solutions – to support all phases and all scales of S/4HANA projects.

Ilkka Ala-Kulju SAP

Ilkka Ala-Kulju
SAP Supply Chain Lead, Deloitte Finland

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