Supply Chain Traceability

A comprehensive list of questions to ask when designing a SAP EM solution

If you are contemplating implementing SAP Event Management, you will need to be prepared to answer a series of questions to be able to establish a design that caters to your needs. These list of questions should help guide your JAD whiteboard session. No substitution from standing up there and guiding the discussion with questions that need answering -> that ultimately lead to a solid, scalable and efficient solution design.

The following list of questions is a comprehensive list of what needs to be asked… Continue reading “A comprehensive list of questions to ask when designing a SAP EM solution”

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Supply Chain, Supply Chain Traceability

A look at the SAP TM Freight Order Fiori app for SAP EM

There is a Fiori app provided for viewing SAP TM (SAP Business Suite) Freight Order status. Naturally it’s called “Freight Order Visibility for Transportation Manager (EM)”. It’s a new SAP Fiori view built to view the related SAP EM data.

Prerequisites are:

  • SAP FIORI FOR SAP EM 1.0 – SPS 07/2016 is an Add On to
    • SAP GATEWAY 2.0 – SPS 10 (03/2015) or
    • SAP NETWEAVER 7.4 – SPS 04 (09/2013)

FOVisibility

You can view the installation instructions on the Fiori Apps Library.

Supply Chain Traceability

How does SAP Event Management enhance SAP Transportation Management functionality?

SAP Event Management (EM) within SAP Transportation Management (TM) monitors the execution of the transportation processes as it occurs against the transportation plan. For example in SAP TM we have the following objects that we would like to track:

  • Freight and Forwarding Orders
  • Freight Booking
  • Freight Units
  • Instructions
  • Equipment

These relevant objects or transactions are compiled in to a comprehensive transportation plan by the transportation planner. The planner tenders the freight to carriers and manages the end-to-end tendering process; they assign the relevant freight units and equipment to orders; they manage freight bookings all to ensure that the products reach the correct destination in the allotted time at the least cost with the most efficient utilization of the available resources… The perfect transport order… Continue reading “How does SAP Event Management enhance SAP Transportation Management functionality?”

Supply Chain, Supply Chain Traceability, Track and Trace

20 Key considerations when designing a SAP Event Management solution

If you are contemplating implementing SAP Event Management, you will need to be prepared to answer a series of questions in order to be able to establish a design that caters to your needs. The following list of questions is a good start (although there are more based on the answers to some of these): Continue reading “20 Key considerations when designing a SAP Event Management solution”

Supply Chain, Supply Chain Traceability, Track and Trace

Keeping your customer happy with carrier status notifications!

In this post I’ll describe how the process works to receive an inbound EDI 214 Carrier Status message and forward that on to the related customer. This scenario applies to any process where we have ordered product from our supplier and they ship directly to the customer. We then receive the parcel status notification from the carrier which in turn needs to be sent to the customer. Continue reading “Keeping your customer happy with carrier status notifications!”