Supply Chain Management Tips and Best Practices: A Sampling of Exclusive Content from SCM Expert (PDF Download)
This anthology is a sampling of the content available in SCM Expert, a trusted online library of independent SAP information. The content published on SCM Expert helps you ensure that you are following best practices for managing SAP processes with core ERP functionality, with SAP HANA, and with cloud-based resources. For example, one of the articles in this anthology, “Optimize Inventory Using Product Interchangeability in SAP APO SNP,” explains how to use product interchangeability in SAP Advanced Planning and Optimization (SAP APO) Supply Network Planning (SNP) to replace one product with another. Another article, “An Analysis of Simplified Sourcing on S/4HANA,” helps you understand how the material requirements planning (MRP) source of supply determination in SAP ERP differs from the simplified sourcing logic introduced in SAP S/4HANA. A third article in this anthology, “How to Design the Architecture and Develop an IoT Application on SAP HANA Cloud Platform,” addresses the use of some key applications and technologies that are important in the modern business world: Internet of Things (IoT) sensors, cloud platforms, and SAP HANA.
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How to Design the Architecture and Develop an IoT Application on SAP HANA Cloud Platform....3
by Akash Kumar, Technical Consultant, SAP Labs
earn how to develop an Internet of Things (IoT) application that fetches data from a sensor and saves it on an SAP HANA database on SAP HANA Cloud Platform.
How to Create a Global Template to Configure SAP MM Processes in Implementations and Rollouts....19
by M. S. Baraneedharan, SAP Consultant, Infosys Ltd.
Learn how to create a global template for configuring materials management (MM) processes. Follow the MM configuration steps involved in SAP implementation and roll-out projects and see how to optimize the global template.
An Analysis of Simplified Sourcing on SAP S/4HANA....41
by Caetano Almeida, Senior Support Engineer, SAP
Learn the differences between the material requirements planning (MRP) source of supply determination in SAP ERP and the simplified sourcing logic introduced in SAP S/4HANA.
How to Optimize the Performance of MRP on SAP HANA....49
by Caetano Almeida, Senior Support Engineer, SAP
Learn how to activate the new material requirements planning (MRP) performance optimizations available as of SAP enhancement package 6 for SAP ERP Central Component (ECC) 6.0, version for SAP HANA. Understand the differences between the classic MRP transactions and the new MRP Live and under which circumstances each one should be used.
How to Reduce the Bullwhip Effect by Following a Demand-Driven Supply Chain Strategy....57
by Pierre Erasmus, Program Lead and Consultant, SAP
Learn how to integrate consumer demand signals to achieve a demand-driven supply chain that is used to optimize short-term forecasts and increase demand network visibility. From a demand planning perspective, planners can now compare the traditional consensus demand forecasts with a point-of-sale (POS) statistical forecast and therefore apply corrections based on true consumer demand. From a demand network perspective, demand managers can now visualize the entire demand network, including the retailer distribution center, store stocking, and consumption points, and use this information to increase visibility to reduce the bullwhip effect. Extending their demand network visibility beyond their own supply chains allows organizations to optimize inventory, reduce out-of-stock lost sales opportunities, and increase profitability.
Extended Supply Chain Management with SAP Integrated Business Planning and SAP SNC....87
by Christian Butzlaff, Senior Director, Value Prototyping, SAP V. Krishna Anaparthi, Process Architect, SAP Labs India Pvt. Ltd.
Learn how to use SAP Supply Network Collaboration (SAP SNC) and SAP Integrated Business Planning to enable collaboration scenarios in extended supply chain management to monitor your supply chain more efficiently and be alerted in case of irregularities.
Optimize Inventory Using Product Interchangeability in SAP APO SNP....97
by Alok Jaiswal, Consultant, Infosys Limited
Learn how to carry out product interchangeability in SAP Advanced Planning and Optimization (SAP APO) Supply Network Planning (SNP) when one product needs to be replaced with another from a particular date or when you need to plan a set of interchangeable products with the same technical properties.
How to Enable Logistics and Manufacturing Execution with SAP Extended Warehouse Management Kanban Replenishment....137
by Sasa Mitrovic, Founder and Principal Consultant, Summit Global Associates, Ltd.
Learn how to execute multi-level manufacturing production orders through component replenishment driven by SAP Extended Warehouse Management (SAP EWM). Understand the overall concept, implementation best practices, and configuration steps involved.