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

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  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

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  1. Bristlecone

    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. 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 -…
  3. E-Sourcing Best Practices: Lay the Groundwork for Automated, Integrated Procurement

    Reading time: 14 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 -…
  4. Pricing Made Easy Using New Transactional and Business Partner Fields

    Reading time: 13 mins

    Companies often extend their mySAP CRM systems with their own transactional fields, also called attributes. Here is a step-by-step description about what to do so that you can use your own attributes in pricing configuration. Key Concept You can use business partner and transactional fields (attributes) for pricing purposes — to set discounts, for example…....…
  5. Improve Your Cost Center Planning with Driver-Based Planning

    Reading time: 16 mins

    See how to plan cost center activities automatically with driver-based planning. Learn how it works in both manufacturing and service departments. Key Concept Driver-based planning is a best practice in the manufacturing industry, in which companies often use the sales plan as a starting point for the production plan and the production plan to determine…...…
  6. Take Control of Order Confirmations with Backorder Processing in APO

    Reading time: 36 mins

    Find out how the sort profile and filter type affect backorder processing (BOP). In this example based on a real-world scenario, see how the author developed a workaround that allowed the company to use the material availability date as a sort criterion for BOP. Key Concept Backorder processing (BOP) is a critical step in sales…...…
  7. Architecting a High Availability SAP NetWeaver Infrastructure: Strategies for Ensuring a Successful, Cost-Effective Implementation

    Reading time: 2 mins

    Providing high availability (HA) for an enterprise service-oriented architecture like SAP NetWeaver is a challenge — typical setups include multiple integrated SAP systems that are required around the clock for continuous, one-step business scenarios. This article helps you meet this challenge in your own systems by explaining the SAP NetWeaver architecture, its configuration, the procedures…...…
  8. Collect All Actual Costs on Production Orders in One Report for Month-End Analysis

    Reading time: 31 mins

    You can use the Report Painter tool under Product Cost Controlling in the IMG to display actual cost, work in process, and variances for all of the production orders in a plant on one report. Key Concept To have the break-up of total production variances on the reports in Product Cost Controlling, you need to…...…
  9. SAP Job Pricing Part 2: Compare Your Salaries to Market Rates

    Reading time: 13 mins

    Master key tasks to gain a competitive edge in the job market using SAP Job Pricing functionality. Match your internal jobs to survey jobs, create a job composite, age data, and compare your internal salary structures to market salary structures. Key Concept Using SAP Job Pricing functionality, you can create custom job composites that blend…...…
  10. Improve Your Analysis by Adding Cost Components to Cost Estimate Lists

    Reading time: 7 mins

    Viewing a list of cost estimates with cost components as columns assists your cost component analysis. However, cost components are not available as columns in standard cost estimate list reports. Learn a little-known technique involving a small amount of configuration to make cost components available as columns in these standard reports. Key Concept Analysis of…...…