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Automatic Wave Assignment in SAP EWM

Wave-templateAutomatic Wave assignment is one of the best SAP EWM functionality in the fulfillment process. The SAP EWM wave building process had more added features with better control for the warehouse activities. System performance is greatly improved and capable of executing  large volume of orders along with Wave release. This blog post talks about the concepts and steps to enable the automatic wave assignment functionality. (more…)

Understanding the concept of Routes (LE-SHP) in SAP ECC 6.0

Routes are very important in Warehouse shipping activities. In SAP systems, route has a vital role in Order to Cash Process. This blog post is basically to explain the concept of SAP Route and Route determination in the Logistics Execution process and also provides important resource links at the end.

Route is a fundamental basis to create and plan shipments in SAP systems and also a basis for selection of upcoming Deliveries. You can use routes to determine the itinerary (leg), means of transport like truck, train, plane or ship. (more…)

Background Jobs in SAP Logistics Execution

This blog post is basically for the Functional Consultants to understand and identify the programs which are required to process for background jobs in SAP WMS. Most business processes required some automated jobs with specific schedule times to monitor and process functions in a better manner. I saw some of the clients, who are already having batch jobs in their legacy systems which are required to map in SAP. Here I am going to share some of the programs with variants to run background jobs in SAP Logistics execution area. (more…)

Cross Docking Functionality in SAP ECC 6

Cross-dock in SAPThis blog Post is for SAP consultants and WM Teams to understand the cross dock functionality in SAP ECC6 (WMS). The post also discuss about planning for Cross docking and how the cross docking actually taking place with or with out cross dock monitor.
I personally feel that deciding which type of cross-docking and what kind of materials suitable for Cross Docking is important. Most Clients may use to customize the SAP Cross-docking function based on their requirements.  Type of material suitable for cross docking are like a) pre-picked, pre-packed customer orders from another plant or warehouse b) materials that are pre-tagged, pre-ticketed c) promotional material d) Staple retail materials with a constant demand or low demand variance.

Let’s talk about Cross-Docking: In very simple SAP terminology “Cross docking matches inbound and outbound deliveries to avoid having to store material in the warehouse”. Not all material is suitable for cross docking, but when it can be used it reduces labor costs, delivery time to the customer, and the amount of warehouse space.

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Understand about SAP Warehouse Management

In a very early days of SAP…The SAP solution for warehouse management is basically a part of Materials management(IM) module with a limited scope. Now SAP solution for Warehouse Management is very wide in it’s functionality. There are so many white papers,articles, presentations you can find online with good website resources.This blog post is all about how you can understand SAP Warhouse Management as a Business owner and as a Functional consultant.

Being a Business owner looking at SAP WM solution

You know about your Industry with respect to your warehouse management.If you take SAP Central component solution for WMS, you can optimize warehouse activities including inbound and outbound processing, facility management and storage, physical inventory, and planned and opportunistic cross docking. You can take advantage of technologies such as radio frequency identification (RFID) and new workload balancing tools. You can measure employee activities by tracking direct and indirect labor and providing an accurate overview of all warehouse employee activities.

So in a brief The current SAP WMS had basic warehouse functionality enabled with RFID. Employees can direct inbound goods through cross-docking process and minimize duplicate goods movements within warehouses. Shorten routes within warehouses. Optimize internal movements and storage of goods within a warehouse. Plan and execute physical inventory or cycle counts. (more…)