SAP Supply Chain Management

SAP Supply Chain Management (SCM) enables adaptive supply chain networks by providing not only planning and execution capabilities to manage enterprise operations, but also visibility, collaboration, and radio frequency identification (RFID) technology to streamline and extend those operations beyond corporate boundaries.


Transforming traditional supply chains from linear, sequential processes into open, configurable, responsive supply networks across a globally distributed environment.


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Applying Technology in the Supply Chain

  • Aligning the technology promise with Supply Chain value
  • Frameworks for thinking about and applying technology
  • Project selection and organizing to succeed
  • Distribution Center Management
  • Fulfilling the promise to customers by creating the "perfect" order
  • Increasing revenue, reducing expenses, delivering the best ROI
  • The four posts: labor, equipment, layout and systems
  • Designing operational flexibility ...



 
SCM and Change Management

Organizations that have implemented SCM technology report strong return on investment (ROI), although they must carefully manage the total cost of ownership (TCO). The strong ROI characteristics of SCM are encouraging smaller and midsize companies to join their larger peers in adopting the technology.


SCM technology providers offer increasingly sophisticated capabilities, at price points that encourage further adoption. The complexity of these applications, combined with the need to change business processes, however, mean that organizations will need to focus on change management in order to realize SCM benefits.



Logistics as a strategic weapon

Why improved logistics is absolutely critical for all companies seeking a sustainable competitive advantage? Logistics encompasses all activities from purchasing materials to delivery of your final products or services to the consumer.


These key operational planning areas include: customer service, transportation, warehousing, inventory management, order processing, packaging, sales forecasting, production scheduling, and the selection of plant and warehouse locations. SAP Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) application helps companies manage, track, and control all product-related information over the complete product and asset lifecycle as well as throughout the extended supply chain.



  • How all the above elements can, and must, be managed as a system to maximize profits?
  • How online support is transforming logistics - what's working and what isn't?
  • How do you handle competing priorities?
  • How do you effectively schedule and manage multiple projects?
 

 

"State-of-the-art" in logistics management and its implications for all levels in the organization - from finance director to traffic supervisor.



Collaborate with other managers: Supply chain and materials management, transportation and distribution, purchasing, inventory management and finance, Manufacturing, distribution and retail leaders, Supply chain and operations managers, Transportation and distribution managers, Purchasing and procurement managers, Logistics planning and inventory managers, Financial managers and Project Managers.



Reducing transportation costs

  • Effective strategies for buying transportation services
  • Transportation modal characteristics, when to fly, and when not to
  • Better manage the inventory, transportation and distribution functions
  • Identify key elements of customer service and design the most Moral profitable network
  • Reduce inventories and improve customer service; Managing risk with cargo security programs
  • Minimizing liabilities with shipping terms to sale; Achieve market breakthroughs
  • Supporting business strategy and competitive value proposition
  • Establish key business imperatives in customer service, distribution and inventory policies
  • Performance metrics and benchmarking
  • Whether to outsource - and if so, how to make the most of it with moral ethics


 

Operational Risk Scenario Analysis

 
Improve Your SCM Infrastructure performance and the core and supplementary business processes response time (back office or front office operations) with the Planning Framework on SAP HANA - Enterprise Support

Planning the Core Business Processes, covers significant SCM business domains.

This will optimize your applications and also provides enhancements for interoperability between your SCM applications and types of users.

Its primary objective is to create a sound architecture and a highly extensible optimized implementation for the basic structure and behavior any SCM application delivering a solution in the selected application domains would require.




The planning Framework on SAP HANA will give independent software vendor partners the greatest leverage; they can implement a well-designed user interface, proprietary business rule algorithms, and regional requirements built on a solid foundation. However, the partners are free to jump in at any of the three levels depending on their needs.




 

 
SAP Product Life cycle Management

SAP Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) application helps companies manage, track, and control all product-related information over the complete product and asset lifecycle as well as throughout the extended supply chain.


SAP PLM is designed to facilitate creativity and to free the process of product innovation from organizational constraints.



Enterprise resource planning (ERP), product lifecycle management (PLM) and manufacturing execution systems (MES) have traditionally been three very distinct pillars of the manufacturing technology puzzle. But in today’s world—where timely product delivery and top-notch quality are the hallmarks of success—those individual pieces are coming together to create a foundation for a modern-day interpretation of lean manufacturing.

Manufacturers may be collecting a lot of data, but if they can’t analyze it and turn it into actionable information that affects processes and makes them competitive, it’s not useful. That’s why there’s a big movement to integrate the shop floor with the enterprise and PLM.

Strategy

PLM strategy should identify what role PLM software will play now and in the future. This way, your solution will provide value in the short-term and create a foundation that supports many future initiatives. Companies get a positive return on investment from implementing PLM for initial projects, and, over time, get even higher ROI from their successive projects because they are leveraging the initial PLM investment.

Scope

Taking a look at the short- and long-term goals of your strategy should help you identify the scope of the PLM system you need. Areas to consider in PLM software include the ability to:

  • Manage products and product-related data, including PDM capabilities to control, access and share data
  • Track and execute product development and engineering projects
  • Define and optimize product portfolios
  • Manage and execute business processes, keeping in mind that the processes supported by PLM are expanding
  • Coordinate and support design efforts ranging from mechanical, electrical and software design to manufacturing operations planning
  • Ensure designs are validated based on product requirements, including transparency and traceability

When procuring a PLM system, it's important to understand who will handle the people- and process-centric parts of the implementation, how much of the work will be done by vendors or by their partners, and the availability of built-in best practices. Finding out who has implemented the system and how can save significant time and money and avoid common project pitfalls.

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