Workforce Shortages in Supply Chain and Logistics: A Call to Action for SAP Users

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  1. Workforce Shortages in Supply Chain and Logistics: A Call to Action for SAP Users

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    A study by Descartes Systems Group reveals a severe workforce shortage in the supply chain and logistics industry, impacting operations, finances, and customer service. A significant 76% of leaders reported workforce shortages, with 37% describing the issue as high to extreme. Particularly, transportation and warehouse functions are the most affected. Additionally, there is a notable…

  2. Workforce Shortages in Supply Chain and Logistics: A Call to Action for SAP Users

    In a recent study conducted by Descartes Systems Group, a leading global provider of logistics solutions, alarming statistics have emerged regarding the state of workforce shortages in the supply chain and logistics industry. The study, titled “How Bad Is the Supply Chain and Logistics Workforce Challenge?” sheds light on the significant impact that these shortages…

  3. Improve Background Process Design with Process Chain Scheduling

    The true value of any new algorithm or process implementation can be derived only when the batch process in which these functionalities are executed has been optimally designed. Learn the fundamentals of process chain scheduling and then walk through eight scenarios in which you can implement such scheduling using sample utilities to improve your process…...…

  4. Manage Supply Chain Risks with SAP Supply Chain Performance Management 2.0

    SAP Supply Chain Performance Management 2.0 offers extended performance and risk indicators in a number of key areas, including the Supply Chain Council’s Supply Chain Operations Reference (SCOR) model. Learn how to effectively map these key risk indicators to an enterprise risk management program using SAP Supply Chain Performance Management 2.0 and SAP Risk Management…...…

  5. Use World-Class SOP Strategies to Balance Future Supply and Demand

    Having difficulty balancing supply and demand? Doing OK but want to do better? Learn the key strategies to put Sales and Operations Planning (SOP) to work for you. Key Concept One of the key activities in the area of supply chain planning is the periodic review of anticipated demand and available supply. This business process…...…

  6. Use Down Payment Chain Functionality to Improve Efficiency of Tracking Contractual Events

    Track contractual events that occur in long-term projects with the down payment chain functionality in FI. Walk through the end-to-end configuration of the functionality supported by process steps with an example. Key Concept SAP’s down payment chains functionality groups all the accounting documents that belong to one contract. It also allows you to structure the…...…

  7. Safety Stock: Which Method Is Right for You?

    Learn about various methods of safety stock supported by standard SAP Advanced Planning & Optimization (SAP APO), including a new method that provides a more cost-effective way of managing safety stocks in a supply chain. Key Concept Supply chains are exposed to multiple uncertain influencing factors, such as demand upsurges or production disruptions. Safety stock…...…

  8. IBM Practices What it Preaches in Supply Chain Transformation

    Modern supply chain management systems extend beyond conventional logistics, impacting factors like product and service excellence, delivery efficiency, expenses, customer satisfaction, and ultimately, overall profitability. This evolution has spurred global supply chain leaders to reevaluate traditional methods, recognizing that clinging to outdated practices poses significant risks amidst disruptions. However, despite progress, many supply chain operations…

  9. Outsourcing Operations? How to Design an Undisrupted Supply Plan in SAP APO

    See how a manufacturing company created a new third-party logistics (3PL) code to represent a third-party logistics service provider. By incorporating 3PL into supply chain planning, the manufacturing company could plan against changing demand and supply position at 3PL and replenish the 3PL site to achieve the desired customer service level. Key Concept A purchase…...…

  10. How to Control Process Chains Using Decision Variants

    Reading time: 12 mins

    Follow these step-by-step instructions for an alternative mechanism to stop process chains from running without having to remove them from meta chains or from the schedule. This solution helps avoid human error and data discrepancies in BI reports. Key Concept A meta chain links several process chains together and allows you to use every process…...…