Supply Chain Management

Managing your Design to Operate process lifecycle has never been more challenging, as customer demand patters and supply networks are constantly in flux making it more difficult to coordinate planning, production, and logistics.  Content in this group of categories will help customers understand what it takes to create nimble, flexible, product design and development, planning, production, and logistics. We’ll cover core solutions with SAP ECC and SAP S/4HANA as well as cloud based, planning, manufacturing and procurement solutions. You will learn from both thought leadership as well as case studies and best practices to get the most out of your investment in both SAP and non-SAP solutions


  1. Manage Material Requirements Planning Exception Messages in SAP

    Reading time: 12 mins

  2. Industry 4.0 – The Journey to the Future of Productivity

    Reading time: 5 mins


  1. BuyerQuest

    Reading time: 5 mins

    Manufacturing companies are often overwhelmed by the breadth of Industry 4.0 technologies and are not quite sure where to begin their digital transformations. Learn how to assess product bottlenecks and inefficiencies and how to build incrementally on end-to-end processes such as design to operate. Because unique customer demands heavily affect product design and manufacturing, manufacturers…
  2. Distributed Network Model Lets You Adapt to Unexpected Supply Chain Interruptions

    Reading time: 9 mins

    Learn about the distributed network model for warehouse storage and determine the best ways you can apply it to your business. Key Concept In a distributed network model you have several warehouses in different areas. It allows you to ship materials to customers more efficiently because you ship from a warehouse near them. The distributed…...…
  3. How to Monitor and Debug Process Chains in APO

    Reading time: 8 mins

    During an SAP Advanced Planning and Optimization (APO) project implementation, you design process chains in APO Demand Planning, Supply Network Planning, or other modules to run background jobs. The application support team needs to know how to execute and monitor the process chains after go-live. See also how to trigger email messages on errors, debug…...…
  4. Business Drivers for SAP Trade Promotion Management

    Reading time: 19 mins

    Learn about SAP CRM Trade Promotion Management (TPM). Find out what the TPM solution landscape looks like, the components of TPM, how it affects order execution, and how can you tie actual shipments back to your original promotional plans. Key Concept SAP Trade Promotion Management enables a company to capture expected promotional events, their costs,…...…
  5. Make the Most of SAP WM Inventory Count Capabilities

    Reading time: 23 mins

    Learn about the three main inventory count methods in Warehouse Management — annual inventory, continuous inventory, and cycle counting — and see how you can determine which process is best for your situation. Then find out how to configure each process. Key Concept The goal of the inventory count process is to ensure the accuracy…...…
  6. Step-by-Step Guide to Create and Use Process Chains in APO

    Reading time: 11 mins

    The success of many SAP projects depends on managing how you execute background or batch jobs. Learn step by step how to configure process chains and use them to execute background jobs in SAP Advanced Planning and Optimization. Key Concept Background jobs are a critical component of any SAP Advanced Planning and Optimization implementation and…...…
  7. What SCM Teams Need to Know About Intrastat Reporting

    Reading time: 25 mins

    As part of the SCM team, you may be asked to perform customizing and master data maintenance tasks for Intra European Community Trade Statistics (Intrastat) reports. Although SAP provides a wizard to help you with these tasks, it doesn’t cover all of the steps you need to set up Intrastat reporting. Find out the additional…...…
  8. Enhance Your Cost Estimates with Complex Logic Through the Use of Templates

    Reading time: 19 mins

    Bills of materials and routings that most companies use as a basis for product costing build on the standard values per lot size manufactured. However, businesses often need to perform allocations based on quantities calculated in a more flexible way using dependencies inherent in their mySAP ERP systems. You can use a template to enhance…...…
  9. 4 Keys to Unlock SAP APO

    Reading time: 27 mins

    SAPexperets/SCMWhen determining which Advanced Planning and Optimization (APO) modules to deploy for specific business problems, you should be familiar with four key concepts: planning time horizons, order-versus-time series structures, SCM business processes, and the APO configuration process. Find out how these four concepts can help you plan your APO implementation. Key Concept A planning horizon…...…
  10. 5 Critical Steps to Achieve Best-in-Class Supply Management

    Reading time: 16 mins

    These are some of the major tasks for a BW to HANA migration. by Peter Graf, Vice President of Marketing, SAPMarkets SAPinsider - 2000 (Volume 1), June (Issue 1) by Peter Graf, Vice President of Marketing, SAPMarkets SAPinsider - 2000 (Volume 1), June (Issue 1) by Karl Kessler and Joachim Jakob, SAP AG SAPinsider -…