Streamlining Supply Chain Excellence: Vedanta’s SAP APO Support Journey with BSC GLOBAL


  • Introduce Vedanta Limited as a global natural resources conglomerate.
  • Emphasize the pivotal role of SAP APO support in optimizing supply chain operations.
  • Provide an overview of Vedanta’s collaboration with BSC GLOBAL to enhance its SAP APO system.

Client Profile:

  • Company Name: Vedanta Limited
  • Industry: Natural Resources (Mining, Oil & Gas, Metals)
  • Operations: National and international presence with diverse business segments.
  • Key Focus Area: SAP APO Support

Challenges Faced by Vedanta:

  1. Complex Supply Chain: Vedanta’s multi-faceted operations required an intricate and efficient supply chain management system.
  2. Data Discrepancies: Inaccuracies in data across various supply chain functions hindered decision-making.
  3. Demand Volatility: Managing demand fluctuations in the natural resources sector was challenging.
  4. Operational Efficiency: Vedanta sought to enhance operational efficiency across its supply chain processes.

SAP APO Support Initiatives:

  1. Vision and Strategy: Vedanta articulated a vision for an agile, data-driven supply chain supported by SAP APO.
  2. SAP APO Enhancement: BSC GLOBAL provided comprehensive SAP APO support, focusing on demand planning, supply network planning, and production planning.
  3. Data Integration: BSC GLOBAL integrated data from various sources into the SAP APO system for comprehensive planning and forecasting.
  4. Performance Optimization: Continuous monitoring and performance optimization of the SAP APO system.
  5. Training and Change Management: Training and change management initiatives to facilitate a smooth transition for Vedanta’s employees.
  6. Advanced Analytics: Advanced analytics tools and machine learning algorithms were implemented to enhance demand forecasting and decision-making.

Results and Benefits:

  • Optimized Supply Chain: SAP APO support significantly improved supply chain visibility, reducing lead times and inventory costs.
  • Cost Savings: Enhanced efficiency and reduced operational costs contributed to substantial savings.
  • Data-Driven Insights: Real-time data access empowered data-driven decision-making, increasing agility.
  • Demand Management: Improved demand forecasting and management capabilities enabled Vedanta to respond effectively to market changes.
  • Operational Efficiency: Enhanced operational efficiency led to faster order fulfillment and reduced lead times.

Challenges Overcome:

  • Vedanta successfully addressed its complex supply chain, data discrepancies, and operational efficiency challenges through SAP APO support.

Lessons Learned:

  • The importance of comprehensive employee training and change management during SAP APO enhancement.
  • The value of real-time data integration and analytics in supply chain optimization.

Future Directions:

  • Vedanta plans to leverage emerging technologies such as IoT and machine learning to further enhance supply chain efficiency.
  • Continued focus on sustainability and ESG initiatives.


  • Summarize Vedanta’s SAP APO support journey, emphasizing its impact on supply chain optimization, cost savings, and data-driven decision-making.
  • Highlight the role of BSC GLOBAL as a strategic partner in achieving these remarkable outcomes.