Supply Chain Management

Managing your Design to Operate process lifecycle has never been more challenging, as customer demand patters and supply networks are constantly in flux making it more difficult to coordinate planning, production, and logistics.  Content in this group of categories will help customers understand what it takes to create nimble, flexible, product design and development, planning, production, and logistics. We’ll cover core solutions with SAP ECC and SAP S/4HANA as well as cloud based, planning, manufacturing and procurement solutions. You will learn from both thought leadership as well as case studies and best practices to get the most out of your investment in both SAP and non-SAP solutions

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  1. Manage Material Requirements Planning Exception Messages in SAP

    By Venkata Ramana Nethi, CSCP, CPIM

  2. Industry 4.0 – The Journey to the Future of Productivity

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  1. accenture

    Manufacturing companies are often overwhelmed by the breadth of Industry 4.0 technologies and are not quite sure where to begin their digital transformations. Learn how to assess product bottlenecks and inefficiencies and how to build incrementally on end-to-end processes such as design to operate. Because unique customer demands heavily affect product design and manufacturing, manufacturers…
  2. Performing a Successful and Cost-Effective Migration of Your SAP System: Understanding the Export Process

    ManagementEver more complex business requirements, and the widening array of technologies that address them, are in turn increasing application development time and pushing the limits of development environments. To address this, SAP Web Application Server 6.40 includes SAP NetWeaver Developer Studio, an IDE that greatly simplifies Java development and enables you to leverage technologies like…...…
  3. 0% Tax Code Users: Beware of a Surprise Consequence to Long-Term Database Cost!

    Disk space availability is a concern for every business. It is possible that your company’s tax calculation functionality, even if you use a zero percent tax code, is slowing down your system. The author explains how a little-known table may be to blame for your company’s lack of disk space. Once your site has been…...…
  4. The WM-PP Interface: Key Issues for Filling Materials for Production or Process Orders

    The WM-PP interface integrates the SAP R/3 Warehouse Management (WM) with the R/3 Production Planning-Process Industry (PP-PI) module to allow for correct quantities of production materials at the right time. The author shares his advice on how to avoid potential complications with the interface, including problems with production supply areas (PSAs) and failed goods movement…...…
  5. ABAP Program Streamlines Flexible Spending Account Reconciliation

    The standard R/3 transaction to track flexible spending accounts is limited, making it difficult to perform the year-end reconciliation process or to track the current fund balance. The author provides an ABAP program that streamlines the process. Many U.S. companies offer so-called “flexible spending account” (FSA) plans that allow employees to pay certain expenses with…...…
  6. How Internal Orders Differs from Project System in Overseeing Capital Projects

    Often managers are unsure whether to use Internal Orders or Project System (PS) for managing capital projects. The author compares the two methods so that you can make your own decision about which is best suited for your capital project. For example, did you know that PS allows you to create multiple versions of a…...…
  7. R/3’s Accrual Option: Same Setting, Different Functions in Sales Orders and Purchase Orders

    Freight costs are not easy to account for. The challenge comes from timing differences. You often might not know the real costs for a month or so. One functionality in R/3 that can help accountants with the timing issue is referred to as the “accrual” option in sales order and in purchase order (pricing) condition…...…
  8. Event Management Offers a Real-Time Window on Your Supply Chain

    SAP recently introduced its Event Management application, which allows users to monitor the supply chain and react to problems when they arise. This overview of Event Management explains the features of the functionality and provides ideas for how you might use it at your site. SAP’s newly launched event management system is designed to allow…...…
  9. Start-to-Finish Guide to Creating APO DP Alerts Using Macro Builder

    Alerts in the planning and forecast process let you quickly identify exceptions and trends, and SAP APO allows you to create custom alerts through the Macro Builder in Demand Planning. The author expands on the SAP documentation by sharing his experience in creating DP alerts with Macro Builder. In a previous article on APO Demand…...…
  10. Improve APO Load Performance with Three Advanced Filtering Techniques

    ou probably don’t need to use all the data in your APO source system for your BW-generated demand planning reports. Filtering that data so your query uses only what’s relevant will boost performance. Learn about three methods for carrying out this filtering: filtering in the source system, using the InfoPackage selection criteria, and filtering in…...…