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.
S/4HANA Supply Chain Mini iTour
Technology in the Supply Chain
- Aligning the technology promise with Supply Chain value
- Frameworks for thinking about and applying
- Project selection and organizing to succeed
- Distribution Center Management
- Fulfilling the promise to customers by creating the
- Increasing revenue, reducing expenses, delivering
the best ROI
- The four posts: labor, equipment, layout and
- Designing operational flexibility
SCM and Change
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.
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
Logistics as a strategic
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
operational planning areas include: customer service, transportation,
warehousing, inventory management, order processing, packaging, sales
forecasting, production scheduling, and the selection of plant and
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?
logistics management and its implications for all levels in the
organization - from finance director to traffic
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
- 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
inventories and improve customer service; Managing risk with cargo
liabilities with shipping terms to sale; Achieve market breakthroughs
business strategy and competitive value proposition
- Establish key
business imperatives in customer service, distribution and inventory
metrics and benchmarking
- Whether to
outsource - and if so, how to make the most of it with moral ethics
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.
will optimize your applications and also provides enhancements for
interoperability between your SCM applications and types of users.
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 todays worldwhere timely product delivery and top-notch quality are the hallmarks of successthose 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 cant analyze it and turn it into actionable information that affects processes and makes them competitive, its not useful. Thats why theres a big movement to integrate the shop floor with the enterprise and PLM.
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.
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.