Warehouse Management with SAP Functionality and Technical Configuration

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作者 Martin Murray 2017年出版 分类:sap 1639

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► Chapter 1

Chapter 1 provides a brief history o f warehousing and the development o f

warehouse management systems (W M S ) over time. It helps set modern warehouse

management in context with its past.

► Chapter 2

Chapter 2 describes some o f the basic warehouse functionalities in SAP W M .

These provide the basis for setting up a warehouse in an SA P system and are

key to understanding the makeup o f a warehouse, a storage type, a storage section,

a storage bin, and a quant. The chapter will take you though these key elements,

showing key configuration and examples.

► Chapter 3

The content in Chapter 3 w ill be familiar to readers who have SAP M M backgrounds.

The chapter builds on the key elements described in Chapter 2 and

explores the warehouse data required in the material master, batch management,

and the important functionality concerning shelf-life expiration.

► Chapter 4

Chapter 4 uses the data that is part o f the material master to describe the basic

movements inside the warehouse using the transfer requirement and the transfer

order. These drive all movements in the warehouse, and it is important to

understand how these functions are processed.

► Chapter 5

Chapter 5 takes the transfer requirement and transfer order further to describe

how they are used in the goods receipt process. This chapter w ill be o f interest

to those involved in SAP M M , because it examines the integration o f SAP W M

with SAP M M for inbound deliveries.

► Chapter 6

Chapter 6 describes the goods issue process and outbound delivery. Those

with SAP SD backgrounds will find the examination o f the integration o f SAP

W M and SAP SD o f great benefit.

► Chapter 7

Chapter 7 explores the functions o f the transfer requirement and transfer order

and describes how these are used in replenishment o f stock to areas within the

warehouse, focusing on fixed bin replenishment.

► Chapter 8

Chapter 8 takes the elements examined in previous chapters and uses them to

describe the stock removal or picking function in the warehouse. The chapter

describes the various picking strategies that warehouse management can adopt

for a variety o f materials and situations. It is useful to understand w hy these

strategies are in place and w hy they are used for certain materials.

► Chapter 9

Chapter 9 looks at the other side o f the picking functionality and describes the

stock placement o f putaway functions in the warehouse. The development o f

the putaway strategies is a key to making warehouses more efficient.

► Chapter 10

Chapter 10 examines the methods used to count the material in the warehouse

once it is fully stocked. This is o f particular interest to those with financial

experience, as it is an important part o f a company's financial health. This

chapter introduces the importance o f accurate and regular counts.

The functionality examined in the first 10 chapters involves basic warehouse

management, which is implemented in almost all SAP W M implementations.

Chapter 11 and the subsequent chapters focus on functionality that is available

for warehouse management implementations but is not mandatory. It is up to the

individual warehouse manager or supply chain management to investigate and

then make a decision on implementation. Readers can learn about the functionality

and use that knowledge to advise the warehouse owner about what is available

and how it can be successfully used.

► Chapter 11

Chapter 11 focuses on Storage U nit Management (SU M ), which can be used in

warehouses that move material in the warehouse by a container that they wish

to track. SU M was originally designed for warehouse management before the

idea was expanded for SAP M M , where it is called Handling U nit (H U ) M an agement.

The functionality is similar but not identical. This chapter highlights

some o f the differences.

► Chapter 12

Chapter 12 examines the warehouse functionality o f hazardous materials. Eveiy

warehouse has some kind o f hazardous material, and many warehouses have

to use the hazardous material functions to document and manage the dangerous

materials stored. This w ill be o f interest to anyone familiar with the SAP

Environmental Health and Safety functions.

► Chapter 13

Chapter 13 examines the use o f Electronic Data Interchange (ED I) in the warehouse.

ED I offers cost-saving benefits as well as greater efficiencies across the

enterprise. This chapter describes several ED I transactions that are used in W M

for both inbound and outbound processes that assist in creating a more efficient

warehouse.

► Chapter 14

Chapter 14 examines one aspect o f the technological advances that have been

adopted in the warehouse. The mobile data entry functionality in SAP W M

harnesses the advantages o f bar codes and radio frequency readers to provide

accurate and efficient data entry from the warehouse floor. The chapter also

introduces the RF M onitor, which is the key function to managing mobile data

entry in the warehouse.

► Chapter 15

Chapter 15 moves forward with the latest technological advances in data entry

in the warehouse and gives the reader an examination o f radio frequency identification

(RFID ) functionality in the warehouse. The chapter discusses the

RFID technology and the SAP solution that integrates RFID into the standard

warehouse functionality.

► Chapter 16

Chapter 16 discusses the function o f cross-docking. Not all industries and

warehouses are suitable for cross-docking, but it is a key element in making

retail and grocery warehousing more efficient and cost effective. The scope o f

cross-docking implementation may be limited, but some industries can adopt

the functionality to improve delivery times for certain materials. Understanding

the principles and mechanism o f cross-docking w ill help readers give

knowledgeable advice to their warehouse management.

► Chapter 17

Chapter 17 describes the functionality found in yard management. The functionality

is useful for some companies that need to efficiently deal with a large

number o f vehicles moving into and out o f the yard before they reach the

warehouse. This chapter describes the processes involved in yard management

and how it interfaces with W M .

► Chapter 18

Chapter 18 briefly introduces readers to some o f the new developments in

warehouse management. Task and Resource Management (TRM ) is the software

that takes the warehouse and warehouse resources to a new level, where

the efficiency o f the warehouse is constantly improved by managing the

resources and the tasks. The chapter is only an introduction to this powerful

tool.

► Chapter 19

Chapter 19 introduces the Extended Warehouse Management (E W M ) function

provides warehouse functionality. E W M can be implemented without SAP

W M , and can be used as a standalone operation interfaced with SAP ECC 6.0.

The discussion o f E W M is focused enough for the reader to become aware the

basic functionality o f E W M .

► Chapter 20

W e conclude the book w ith a final chapter that briefly recaps the book, while

sharing lessons learned, and gives you some direction for the future. This

should help you keep track o f what yo u ’ve discovered in this book.


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