SAP EWM


SAP EWM

Technological advancements like omni-channel, digitalization, Internet of Things, and blockchain are improving efficiencies in the supply chain. Organizations must evolve continuously to gain a competitive edge. Having a flexible solution for warehousing and fulfillment with real-time insights to identify bottlenecks and mitigate risks is key.

SAP EWM Defined

SAP Extended Warehouse Management (SAP EWM) is a software platform within SAP’s suite of supply chain solutions. With advanced functionality and real-time connectivity controlling inbound and outbound processes and movement of goods, SAP EWM lowers total cost of ownership. Integrated with inventory management and delivery processing, when business processes are triggered, it leads to goods movement within the warehouse. SAP EWM delivers high visibility and control to optimize inventory tracking, cross-docking, distribution operations, and multichannel fulfillment — all in real time with S/4HANA.

SAP EWM includes:

  • On premise cloud deployment
  • Comprehensive warehouse solution
  • Fully integrated for quality, production, and track and trace processes
  • Direct control of warehouse automation equipment

Key capabilities are:

SAP EWM

Technological advancements like omni-channel, digitalization, Internet of Things, and blockchain are improving efficiencies in the supply chain. Organizations must evolve continuously to gain a competitive edge. Having a flexible solution for warehousing and fulfillment with real-time insights to identify bottlenecks and mitigate risks is key.

SAP EWM Defined

SAP Extended Warehouse Management (SAP EWM) is a software platform within SAP’s suite of supply chain solutions. With advanced functionality and real-time connectivity controlling inbound and outbound processes and movement of goods, SAP EWM lowers total cost of ownership. Integrated with inventory management and delivery processing, when business processes are triggered, it leads to goods movement within the warehouse. SAP EWM delivers high visibility and control to optimize inventory tracking, cross-docking, distribution operations, and multichannel fulfillment — all in real time with S/4HANA.

SAP EWM includes:

  • On premise cloud deployment
  • Comprehensive warehouse solution
  • Fully integrated for quality, production, and track and trace processes
  • Direct control of warehouse automation equipment

Key capabilities are:

  • Streamline execution: SAP Global Batch Traceability, to trace inventory from end-to-end across any location
  • Optimize operations: For mixed and layered pallet building, set up labor structures and standards for tracking
  • Improve retail process efficiency: For flexible returns, picking, delivery changes, or cancellations

Two options are available: deploy basic warehouse management or advanced functionality. Basic warehouse management focuses on inventory management, inbound and outbound processing, goods movement, physical inventory, and reporting. Advanced warehouse management focuses on material flow control, yard management, labor management, value-added services, and cross-docking. To aid your decision, quantify the savings and potential return on investment (ROI) based on your specific operational assessments.

Benefits of EWM are:

  1. Inbound processing management: Validate advanced shipping notifications and optimize the receipt process
  2. Storage and internal process control: Information on stock ownership, inventory, and cycle counting
  3. Fine-tuning for outbound process: Schedule for pick, pack, ship in two waves, and optimize by voice picking
  4. Cross-functional features: Manage batches, serial numbers, weights, and dock appointments

Key Considerations for SAPinsiders are:

  • Successfully build a solid business case for SAP EWM. SAPinsider hosts an event presentation to examine why organizations are considering the adoption of SAP EWM.
  • Master bar code labeling from SAP S4/HANA, SAP ECC, and SAP EWM. Explore a question-and-answer session about bar code labeling with enterprise labeling solutions.
  • Make the most of your warehouse management with SAP EWM. Read about the new elements of SAP EWMto help scale process functionality in a complex based warehouse.

Vendor partners available to help SAP customers with warehouse management include: AEB, Almasons Consulting, Innovapptive, Movilitas, and Pillir.

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