SCM/Logistics

SAP SCM and SAP ERP logistics systems— including SAP APO, sales and distribution, materials management, logistics execution system, and production planning.

BOOKS

Digital Transformation: An Executive Guide

Digital Transformation with SAP: An Executive Guide (Electronic Editions)

$39.95

A comprehensive explanation of the rise of digital transformation how you can use its power  to help keep up with the latest business trends and stay ahead of the competition.

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Supply Chain Management Tips and Best Practices

Supply Chain Management Tips and Best Practices: A Sampling of Exclusive Content from SCM Expert (PDF Download)

$79.95
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. View
Unleash the Power of Your Supply Chain

Unleash the Power of Your Supply Chain: A Real-World Guide to SAP Integrated Business Planning (Electronic Editions)

$39.95
Learn about real-world supply chain challenges in a variety of verticals and provide your organization with real-world solutions today by learning how to get the most from SAP Integrated Business Planning. View
Supply Chain Execution in SAP

SAP Supply Chain Execution: Implementation, Integration, and Optimization Strategies (COMING SOON!)

This all-new insiderBOOK helps readers make informed decisions about their organization’s global IT strategy for supply chain execution (SCE) using SAP solutions. Immediately understand all of the SCE options available from SAP, and learn how best to achieve complete visibility throughout your supply chain. The author provides detailed, step-by-step instruction with a focus on integrating processes end to end and realizing business value in both the short and long term. If you are evaluating, integrating, or optimizing your implementation of SAP solutions for supply chain execution, this book is your ideal guide.

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Developing Manufacturing Composite Applications Using SAP MII

Developing Manufacturing Composite Applications Using SAP MII (Electronic Editions)

$79.95
SAP Manufacturing Integration and Intelligence (SAP MII) enables connected manufacturingand provides an impressively clear picture of what your operations are doing. Just how does SAP MII do this? The answers lie in the pages of this anthology. For example, in the first article you’ll learn about the various system layers within a manufacturing environment that you need to connect to, integrate with, and report on—all in a secure and personalized manner—to ensure smooth operations. View
Customizing Materials Management Processes in SAP ERP (2nd Edition)

Customizing Materials Management Processes in SAP ERP (2nd Edition)

$69.95
$49.95
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Are you tired of being constantly bogged down by overly technical information? This book provides exactly what functional consultants are looking for: information on how to connect Materials Management (MM) in SAP with industry best-business processes and practices.

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SAP Product Lifecycle Management

SAP Product Lifecycle Management

$79.95
$59.95
$20.00 (25%)

This comprehensive guide to SAP Product Lifecycle Management walks you through the business processes, functions, and features of the software solutions that manage the countless product-specific business objects. From product innovation and design to...

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100 Things You Should Know About Sales and Distribution with SAP

100 Things You Should Know About Sales and Distribution with SAP

$49.95
$29.95
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Have you ever spent far more time than you should on a sales activity, only to discover that you could have saved time with a simple tip? Here you go...

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Product Cost Controlling with SAP (2nd Edition)

Product Cost Controlling with SAP (2nd Edition)

$79.95
$59.95
$20.00 (25%)

Run your business more transparently and effectively: use this updated reference and configuration guide to learn about product cost planning, cost object controlling, and integrated planning. Easy-to-understand process overviews and configuration setup requirements will help you customize product cost controlling to your business needs.

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Production Planning with SAP APO (2nd Edition)

Production Planning with SAP APO (2nd Edition)

$69.95
$39.95
$30.00 (43%)

This book provides you with a comprehensive and practical guide to implementing, customizing, and using production planning in SAP Advanced Planning & Optimization (APO). You’ll learn how to set up the data exchange between SAP ERP and SAP APO to ensure that you’re making the most out of the versatile functions and options of APO-PP/DS.

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Optimizing Reverse Logistics with SAP ERP

Optimizing Reverse Logistics with SAP ERP

$84.95
$64.95
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This is the book you need to master reverse logistics. You’ll learn how to configure and use SAP ERP to optimize reverse logistics practices, particularly returns, repairs, and refurbishment.

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Maximize your Warehouse Operations with SAP ERP

Maximize your Warehouse Operations with SAP ERP

$69.95
$49.95
$20.00 (29%)

New -- now shipping! Learn how to streamline your essential warehouse processes to improve cost control and productivity. With this book, discover how to examine all of your warehouse processes from incoming products to shipment completion, and review...

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CHAPTERS

Chapter 11: Risk Management

In this chapter, we expand on the discussion of risk in chapter two to cover how you can incorporate an understanding of and management of your security risks in a cloud environment. We talk about identifying threats, assessing and testing for vulnerabilities, and the best practices around this process. You should be able to take these ideas here and asses your own risks, as well as the risks of any potential cloud providers.


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Chapter 10: Information Security Management

This chapter talks about how you and your provider can manage the cloud environment and how to understand the division of responsibilities between you and your provider. This includes the difference between a bare metal server and a managed environment, as well as how to secure any management interfaces. You'll know what managing a cloud environment takes so you can decide whether you want to do it yourself or leave to the provider.


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Chapter 9: Data Destruction

This chapter covers what a provider can do with hardware at the end of its lifespan. That hardware may still have retrievable data on it, so it's important to understand what options your provider has to protect it. We cover some standard techniques, including U.S. Department of Defense policy. You should be able to ask the right questions of your provider about what they do with old hardware, as well take care to improve your own efforts.


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Chapter 8: Getting Started with ADM

Throughout this book, we have explored the benefits and key value proposition of application data management (ADM). ADM is a business-led, decentralized initiative that helps improve data quality by implementing data governance on top of key enterprise applications. Improving both data quality and the processes that feed data into these enterprise applications enables your business to enhance trust in your data. This is a critical step for companies seeking to participate in the digital economy and leverage advanced analytics. 


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Chapter 7: ADM in the IT Stack

For the enterprise architect, the first steps in understanding application data management (ADM) in the enterprise stack are to distinguish master data from application data and then select the appropriate tool—master data management (MDM) vs. ADM—to administer each type of data. Master data are typically managed inside a central MDM application. Application data, in contrast, are data that are used by and stored in a single key application. In contrast to master data, they are managed locally for that application. 


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Chapter 6: ADM Adoption in the Enterprise

Today successful organizations are starting to value data as a strategic asset, and companies are ultimately working towards the same strategic goal—make the data they have as useful as possible to the organization and to the entities that interact with them. Organizations need to take the following actions to meet this goal:


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Chapter 5: Application Data Management Capabilities

Application data management (ADM) is a framework that can be vital to your company's data governance strategy. It involves managing data in key enterprise applications, such as your ERP systems, to ensure that data is timely and of high quality. The processes and tools that are elements of ADM provide key capabilities for both reactive and proactive governance, helping ensure smooth business operations and high confidence in your data.


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Chapter 4: Data Governance and Stewardship in ERP

Data governance and data stewardship are terms that are often thrown around within organizations today, but rarely with a common definition that triggers action. Essentially, data governance is the cycle of defining attributes that are necessary to maintain order, efficiency, and control of data in information systems. Data stewardship is the process of leveraging these attributes to maintain order, efficiency, and control.


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Chapter 3: Data as a Strategic Asset in Your Digital Journey

Every business, large or small, across industries from manufacturing and retail to education is being disrupted by fundamental shifts in digital and data resources. Companies that successfully adapt to these transformations and implement policies to treat data as a strategic asset will emerge as the leaders of tomorrow. 


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ARTICLES

Avoiding the 10 Worst Practices of SAP Development Projects

It is a common misconception that unsuccessful SAP projects, regardless of purpose or scale, fail due to a lack of time, money, and/or people. Research shows that this is rarely the case. Projects typically fail for other reasons, like faulty business practices. While there are obviously an infinite number of things that can go wrong, this article zeroes in on the 10 worst — the ones that are the most common, potentially detrimental, and above all avoidable. And although some of these observations may seem obvious at first glance, as an intertwined whole, they will provide a strong safety net for your next project.
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Mastering the SAP HANA Backup and Restore Process

When organizations implement SAP HANA, they need to devise a strategy to protect the data that the system manages in-memory. Depending on your SAP HANA use case, failure to protect this data can lead to significant monetary or productivity losses. One way to protect the data is through the implementation of a backup and restore strategy. This article helps to fortify your general knowledge of the SAP HANA backup and restore process.
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Protect Your SAP HANA Investment with HA and DR Options

Implementing an SAP HANA system involves more than just selecting a standalone server. Organizations must also consider the different options available in terms of high availability (HA) and disaster recovery (DR). Depending on the organization’s service level requirements, multiple servers, storage devices, backup devices, and network devices might be required. This article gives an overview of the different ways organizations can achieve SAP HANA HA and DR. Equipped with this information, you can develop the right SAP HANA architecture and business continuity strategy more easily.
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Complement Warm Data Management in SAP HANA via Dynamic Tiering

Bonus Article
Christian Savelli describes the Dynamic Tiering option available starting with SAP HANA Support Package 9, which enables a more effective multi-temperature data strategy. It offers management of warm data content via the extended table concept, representing a major enhancement from the loading/unloading feature currently available.
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HANA Studio: The New Star Join Modeling

Learn the basic steps to set up a new flavor of SAP HANA information views, the star join graphical calculation view. Understand why it is a valuable new addition in the HANA Studio modeling tool chest.
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  • Chapter 7: Phase Four: Transition

    In the final phase, transition, we go through what you can expect at go-live, followed by lengthy discussions regarding service level agreements, operations process training, and transition to cloud operations. We talk about intricacies of system stabilization and monitoring. Finally, we explore the options for business continuity and security

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  • Chapter 6: Phase Three: Build

    In the third phase, build, we walk through developing proofs of concept for your project. The chapter discusses how to take advantage of a provision-shared infrastructure, as well as strategies for building and testing that infrastructure. There is an examination on how to build and mitigate databases and applications, as well as planning the phase cutover. It also looks at automated provisioning and automated services.

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  • Chapter 5: Phase Two: Model

    The second phase of moving SAP to the cloud, model, contains an overview of the second half of onboarding to the cloud. It examples infrastructure requirements and design and walks the reader through the process of developing a workload analysis. The chapter discusses application and business process discovery as well as operational run books and migration strategy.

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  • Encryption

    The previous chapters [of SAP in the Cloud: Security Essentials] discussed how cloud providers can prevent an attacker from accessing your data. But what happens if an attacker does gain access? Does this mean it’s game over, data’s stolen, start running damage control? Not necessarily. This is where encryption can help you. In this chapter excerpt, we’ll cover what encryption is and how you can use it to protect your cloud-based SAP system.

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