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. Q-Perior

    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. SAP SCM 5.0: What’s New in PP/DS

    Reading time: 12 mins

    Learn about the new functionalities for Production Planning/Detailed Scheduling in SAP SCM 5.0 that help facilitate planners’ tasks. Key Concept Production Planning/Detailed Scheduling in SAP Advanced Planning and Optimization allows planners to create feasible short-term production plans and rough medium- and long-term plans. With the Production Planning aspect, planners create production plans across different production…...…
  3. Avoid Inventory Discrepancies: Document Your Subcontracting Material Shipments

    Reading time: 14 mins

    Find out how you can enhance the R/3 and mySAP ERP Central Component subcontracting process to document the transfer of materials involved in subcontracting orders. This process allows you to link the provision of subcontracting components to a specific subcontracting order so you always know how much of your product the subcontracting vendor has on…...…
  4. 3 Steps to Find the Standard Cost for a Configurable Product

    Reading time: 13 mins

    Variant configuration functionality in SAP allows you to have one material master, product bill of material, routing, and sales pricing when customers configure a product from several options. However, a standard SAP system allows you to maintain only one standard cost in the accounting view of the material master. Use this method to dynamically produce…...…
  5. SAP Job Pricing Part 1: Set Up the Foundation for Market Data Analysis

    Reading time: 33 mins

    Beginning with SAP R/3 Enterprise 4.7, SAP offers a comprehensive way to compare your salaries with market rates. You can set up vendors and import survey jobs and market data with SAP’s Job Pricing functionality. Key Concept SAP’s Job Pricing functionality is available as of SAP Enterprise 4.7 Extension Set 1.1. It is a new…...…
  6. Streamline Inbound Freight Costing in 5 Steps

    Reading time: 12 mins

    See how to map the inbound transportation process in R/3 and mySAP ERP Central Component. Then, walk through the configuration steps necessary to automate how the system calculates and settles inbound freight costs. Key Concept A shipment cost document holds the total shipment costs associated with a particular shipment (e.g., freight costs, fuel surcharges, and…...…
  7. What You Need to Know About SAP xMII to Enable Adaptive Manufacturing

    Reading time: 17 mins

    Learn about SAP xApp Manufacturing Integration and Intelligence (xMII) and see how you can use it to improve your manufacturing processes. Through several real-world examples, see how xMII helps your operation monitoring and control, quality management, and manufacturing synchronization. Then, take a look at the technology behind xMII. Key Concept SAP xApp Manufacturing Integration and…...…
  8. Make SAP Automatic Credit Management Work for You, Without Damaging Supply Chain Efficiency: Part 2

    Reading time: 11 mins

    Discover some best practices to help you organize your credit management in a way that benefits the supply chain. Key Concept A credit control area is an organizational unit you use to establish your credit management protocol in Accounts Receivable and Sales and Distribution. Within it, you set and control credit limits for your customers…....…
  9. Steps to Enhance SAP Third-Party Procurement

    Reading time: 10 mins

    Examine the five steps involved in setting up a standard third-party procurement process in your R/3 Enterprise or mySAP ERP Central Component system. Then look at options you have for special orders. A workaround allows you to cancel third-party orders even after the third-party vendor receives the order. Key Concept The third-party procurement solution available…...…
  10. Improve Your G/L Postings by Enabling Substitution of Relevant Fields

    Reading time: 9 mins

    SAP limits the number of fields that you can use for substitution. If you want to use a field that SAP does not make available for substitution, you have to modify table GB01. Sometimes you can use transaction SE16 to make the modification, but more often you have to create a Z-program. An example shows…...…