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”

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

Understanding Small Parcel Carrier pricing!

For shippers of small packages, choosing the optimal box size and streamlining the packing process is becoming an increasingly important consideration when trying to drive down transportation costs!

As of 2015, both FedEx® and UPS® adjusted their pricing strategy for small package shipments by adding Dimensional Weight criteria to the existing weight calculation for all packages measuring 3 cubic feet or less. This announcement placed a significant impact on all shippers that move these types of packages. Through this White Paper, you will understand the impact and you will also learn about the steps that can be taken to help mitigate the impact for your organization.

Effective January 1st, 2015 for FedEx® and December 29th, 2014 for UPS® both carriers announced that they will apply Dimensional Weight (DIM) pricing on all ground packages. Up until then, these carriers only applied the DIM price model to ground packages with measurements greater than or equal to three cubic feet, or those that are categorized as air or express shipments. This change implied that the cost of shipping any package will be based in part on the package’s volume or in other words, the amount of space the package takes up on the truck. Continue reading “Understanding Small Parcel Carrier pricing!”

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”