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. SNP

    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. Ask the FI/CO Expert: “How Can You Segregate the Expected Inbound Freight Costs in Manufactured Goods’ Standard Cost Estimates?”

    You can highlight estimated inbound freight costs in a Product Cost Estimate without having to do convoluted workarounds. The solution is the standard R/3 option called “Delivery Costs.” Learn what the Delivery Costs option is and how you can activate it. Key Concept   This month’s “Ask the Expert” question is one that several people…...…
  3. “In Synch” Ledgers! Update the “Cost of Goods Sold” to Both Your G/L and Costing-Based CO-PA Ledgers Solely from the “SD Billing” Transaction… With 100% Standard R/3 Functionality!

    This article identifies a creative use of standard R/3 functionality that allows a single end-user transaction (SD Billing) to simultaneously act as the “Cost of Goods Sold” source for both your G/L and Costing-Based CO-PA ledgers. After a brief explanation of why the “single source” design is not the main option offered by the SAP…...…
  4. Use a Custom ABAP Report to Find “Labor Hours Confirmed on Production Orders” Data Entry Mistakes… Before Your Month-End Closing

    At some R/3 sites, the labor time spent on any given Manufacturing Order is recorded at a standard value, possibly as part of a backflushing transaction; at others, the hope is to have the operators record their actual time spent on each given Manufacturing Order, leaving wide open the possibility that operators may introduce data…...…
  5. “Why Do Previously Approved Sales Orders End Up on the Credit Hold List a Second Time… And What Can I Do About It?”

    Anyone who works with the Credit Management module knows that previously approved sales orders sometimes end up on Credit Managers’ hold lists a second time. This unwanted outcome is due to two “default” settings in the Credit Management module. This article discusses these settings and shows you how you can implement your own preferences for…...…
  6. Demystifying CO Module “Actual Costs” and “Actual Revenues”

    Within the CO module, the data values “Actual Costs” and “Actual Revenues” have additional meaning not always found in other modules (such as Profit Center Accounting, Special Ledger, and Costing-Based Profitability Analysis). For FI/CO report users and developers, it is sometimes confusing how such a common, everyday word, “Actual,” can represent a very uncommon, special…...…
  7. SAP Interface Technologies and Middleware Products

    These are some of the major tasks for a BW to HANA migration. by Peter Graf, Vice President of Marketing, SAPMarkets SAPinsider - 2000 (Volume 1), June (Issue 1) by Peter Graf, Vice President of Marketing, SAPMarkets SAPinsider - 2000 (Volume 1), June (Issue 1) by Karl Kessler and Joachim Jakob, SAP AG SAPinsider -…
  8. Get Double Productivity from the Classroom: Master the Art of ‘Speed-Learning’ Popular Courses Such As BW, APO, CRM, and More!

    Whether taking a training class or reading a book on most SAP software application products, what at first glance might seem to be new and complex is oftentimes based on something familiar. Newer SAP products such as BW data warehouse, APO, and CRM are no exception. This article uses the mySAP BW module to illustrate…...…
  9. Write Costing-Based CO-PA Reports Your Readers Will Trust — Five Secret Tricks to Building General Ledger Reconciliation into Your ‘Profitability Analysis’ Data

    Section 1 of this article is especially for people who consider themselves CBR (Confused Beyond Recognition) by R/3’s “distributed” approach to accounting.1 Section 2 expands on this topic while specifically identifying some needed background information for examining CO-PA report challenges. Section 3 puts a finger on both some well-known and some not-so-well-known integration trouble spots…...…
  10. New Advances in SAP APO to Optimize the Supply Chain

    These are some of the major tasks for a BW to HANA migration. by Peter Graf, Vice President of Marketing, SAPMarkets SAPinsider - 2000 (Volume 1), June (Issue 1) by Peter Graf, Vice President of Marketing, SAPMarkets SAPinsider - 2000 (Volume 1), June (Issue 1) by Karl Kessler and Joachim Jakob, SAP AG SAPinsider -…