SAP Logistics


Supply Chain: SAP Logistics

Effective logistics will improve a supply chain by decreasing the waste of materials and time. Delivering products to the right location and on time is a priority for any successful business to rise above the competition.

Logistics Simply Defined

Logistics is the management of information, and the flow of things between the point of origin to the point of consumption. It involves transportation, inventory, packing, supplies, compliance, and warehousing. Agile logistics is the integration of manufacturing, transportation, and information across the extended enterprise to provide competitive advantage through real-time flexible response to unique and changing customer requirements.

Supply Chain: SAP Logistics

Effective logistics will improve a supply chain by decreasing the waste of materials and time. Delivering products to the right location and on time is a priority for any successful business to rise above the competition.

Logistics Simply Defined

Logistics is the management of information, and the flow of things between the point of origin to the point of consumption. It involves transportation, inventory, packing, supplies, compliance, and warehousing. Agile logistics is the integration of manufacturing, transportation, and information across the extended enterprise to provide competitive advantage through real-time flexible response to unique and changing customer requirements.

Why is Logistics Important?

Logistics is an essential component in supply chain management and a critical blueprint of the supply chain. It is used to manage, coordinate, and monitor resources needed to move products in a smooth, timely, cost-effective, and reliable manner.

Two Main Types of Logistics

  1. Inbound: Gathering, handling, storing and transporting inbound materials.
  2. Outbound: Involves the collection, maintenance, and delivery of products to the customer.

Work toward streamlining advanced shipping notifications, store operations, and warehouse optimization. Logistics should be fast, responsive, and agile. Real-time insights into your supply chain can identify bottlenecks and mitigate risks.

Benefits of logistics are:

  • Improve customer service
  • Optimize operating costs
  • Boost profitability
  • Better intermodal operations
  • Greater productivity and efficiency
  • Intelligent route planning

Keep Your Customers, Rely on Professionals

Technical solutions can help monitor carrier performance, and give greater supply chain visibility and real-time information about shipments and supply chain performance.

Vendor partners for software solutions or operational intelligent are: SAP, BCC Distribution or Movilitas.

Key Considerations for SAPinsiders are:

  • Modernizing Logistics and Inventory Tracking Benchmark Report: Read the benchmark report to discover what drives logistics and inventory tracking innovation.
  • Logistics and SCM Case Study: How Entergris built a successful road map for its global PLM journey: Learn how Entegris developed a strategic plan and gained quick wins along its current path to a full SAP Product Lifecycle Management (SAP PLM) deployment on the latest SAP technology platform.
  • Logistics and SCM Case Study: How United Sugars mastered rail functionality with SAP TM 9.3 and automated 90% of its end-to-end transportation processes. Gain insights into refining transportation logistics.

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  1. Logistics Sustainability

    Sustainability in Logistics Through Machine Learning

    Reading time: 4 mins

    Logistics plays a key role in supply chain as it pertains to the most important aspect of supply chain- movement of goods and products. That also means it is a major contributor to the carbon footprint a company generates.  With exponentially increasing focus on sustainable supply chains, companies today have access to a plethora of…
  2. Supply Chain Visibility

    Supply Chain Visibility Foundations Beyond Technology

    Reading time: 2 mins

    Supply chain visibility has recently emerged as one of the most important foundational capabilities for supply chain excellence. While technical aspects of supply chain visibility are obviously critical, there are many non-technology aspects that SAPinsiders need to be aware of. This article shares some of them like: • Need to build relationship of trust with…
  3. Modernizing Logistics and Inventory Tracking Benchmark Report

    Reading time: 1 min

    In This Report: Supply chain visibility has been a pain point for companies across industries for many years. But the magnitude of repercussions from lack of visibility has increased exponentially in recent years, and the primary reason is evolving customer behavior and demand. Organizations today serve customers who are much more demanding and expect an…...…
  4. Belimo’s ShipERP Story: Controlling the Movement of Air, Water, and Shipments

    Belimo, a manufacturer and distributor of actuators, valves, and sensor solutions used by industrial customers to regulate HVAC, discusses how the company uses the ShipERP application to improve product delivery, generate accurate freight quotes, and automate shipment tracking from logistics through customer service…. This content is available to (General or Premium) members. Sign in or...…
  5. How to Integrate and Configure a Packing Station in the SAP Logistics Execution System

    Reading time: 15 mins

    Learn about the integration of a packing station in the process of delivery of goods output and settings in the SAP Logistics Execution System. Key Concept In the SAP Logistics Execution System, there may be a packing process in which dynamic packing processes are based on manual or automated criteria. These processes are managed by…...…