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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
► 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
► 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
► 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.