Saturday, June 27, 2015

Understanding what SAP solutions are provided to help manage your Supply Chain

SAP provides a myriad of solutions covering all aspects of the supply chain. In addition they often provide more than one solution to the same requirement. This makes it quite a challenge to choose the right solution for your scenario. With that being said I'd prefer to have more options to choose from than no option at all...
In this blog I have collected the current suite of Supply Chain solution offerings from SAP and grouped them in to 3 categories:
  • Most commonly used solutions
  • Less commonly used solutions
  • Solutions that cover Supply Chain processes as well as the rest of your ERP needs
At Q Data USA we specialize on these types of solutions so feel free to reach out to us with any questions.

Common SAP Supply Chain Management solutions

SAP Supply Chain Management (SAP SCM)

Meet rising customer expectations, run increasingly complex supply networks, and achieve faster-than-fast responsiveness – with SAP Supply Chain Management.
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SAP Supply Network Collaboration (SAP SNC)

Connect and collaborate with suppliers, outsourced manufacturers, and customers with SAP supplier network collaboration software. Improve visibility into supply and demand to reduce inventory buffers, accelerate the movement of materials through the pipeline, improve customer service, and increase revenues.
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SAP Advanced Planning and Optimization (SAP APO)

SAP Advanced Planning and Optimization (SAP APO) offers a fully integrated pallet of functions that you use to plan and execute your supply chain processes. SAP APO supports business collaboration on a strategic, tactical, and operational planning level, co-operation between partners at all stages of the supply chain process, and constant optimization and evaluation of the supply chain network’s efficiency.
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SAP Event Management (SAP EM)

SAP Event Management allows companies to manage processes, inventories, assets, and partners by exception rather than monitoring processes that are running smoothly. It is able to recognize and react to unplanned events in the supply chain, to provide a single point of access for collaborative processes, and to measure business partners' performance.
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SAP Extended Warehouse Management (SAP EWM)

Acquire the end-to-end execution tools you need to better plan and execute across the supply chain. With an extended warehouse management (EWM) solution, you can gain control over your warehouse efficiency, transform your operations, and increase your competitiveness.
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SAP Global Batch Traceability (SAP GBT)

With SAP Global Batch Traceability, companies can establish a complete product genealogy by tracing batch-managed products and components across the entire supply network and linking them to related business activities, such as deliveries and purchase orders. Graphical tools that operate across the multisystem network enable plant personnel to analyze and find the root cause of product defects, and then perform and report on targeted holds, withdrawals, or recalls.
  • Minimize the impact a product recall may have on customers and their customers
  • Support product issue investigations: perform root cause analysis and recalls
  • Provide a complete view on the global batch network
  • Enhance data quality by managing broken traceability links across systems
  • Track and trace individually identified objects, both inter- and intra-company
  • Comply to legal reporting timelines, minimize cost and corporate risk exposure in case of recalls

SAP Sales and Operations Planning (SAP S&OP)

SAP Sales and Operations Planning is a next-generation planning application, powered by SAP HANA and delivered on the cloud, that can help you bring key stakeholders together in an integrated planning environment that allows them to rapidly translate dynamic fluctuations in customer demand into actionable operational plans for logistics, manufacturing and procurement.
  • Plan, using a unified model of demand, supply chain and financial data, at any level of granularity and dimension
  • Run simulations in real-time, using the full S&OP data model, to support demand-supply balancing decisions
  • Rapidly compare scenarios to drive quick, confident decisions across multiple key figures and dimensions
  • Drive engagement across the organization with an embedded, context-aware social collaboration platform
  • Improve quality and availability of data with configurable automated data loads from SAP and non-SAP source systems
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SAP Transportation Management (SAP TM)

Leverage and optimize your company's transportation processes competitively. SAP Transportation Management software consolidates orders and optimizes shipping across your company – enabling you to maximize your return on transportation costs.
  • Optimize assignment and tendering of shipments to carriers
  • Reduce costs by consolidating orders and optimizing shipments from centralized locations or distributed units
  • Calculate and settle freight and shipments costs with greater accuracy
  • Improve regulation compliance with reliable access to denied-party and embargo lists for international shipping
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SAP Supplier Relationship Management (SAP SRM)

SAP Supplier Relationship Management (SAP SRM) provides you with innovative methods to coordinate your business processes with your key suppliers and make them more effective. SAP SRM enables you to optimize your procurement strategy, to work more effectively with your supplier pool, and thus to gain long-term benefits from all your supplier relationships.
With SAP SRM you can examine and forecast purchasing behavior, shorten procurement cycles, and work with your partners in real time. This allows you to develop long-term relationships with all those suppliers that have proven themselves to be reliable partners.
The efficient processes in SAP SRM enable you to cut down your procurement expenses and to work more intensively with more suppliers than ever before.

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SAP Product Lifecycle Management (SAP PLM)

To survive in an ever-changing global environment, creating and delivering innovative and market differentiating products and services is what distinguishes your company from the competition. The SAP Product Lifecycle Management (SAP PLM) application provides you with a 360-degree-support for all product-related processes – from the first product idea, through manufacturing to product service. With our PLM software, you can:
  • Create and deliver innovative products that fulfill or create market demand
  • Optimize your product developing processes and systems to speed products to market ensuring compliance to industry, quality and regulatory standards
  • Become more agile than your competitors and able to react and take advantage of market and competitive opportunities across your business networks
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SAP Global Trade Services (SAP GTS)

SAP Global Trade Services helps companies better manage global trade operations, ensure ongoing trade compliance, and optimize the cross-border supply chain.
The solution delivers automation and comprehensive functionality to speed trade functions and maximize performance. With direct integration throughout the supply chain, customers can expect reduced costs, fewer trade penalties and fines, and faster customs clearance, both outbound and inbound.
Comprehensive functions include export, import, and customs procedures, free trade agreements, restitution, International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Excise Movement and Control System (EMCS), and sanctioned-party list screening.


Less-Common SAP Supply Chain Management solutions

SAP Transportation Resource Planning

With SAP Transportation Resource Planning your company can gain full visibility of equipment stock, by location, zone and region – as well as perform forecasting and dynamic availability checks based on transactional data. The result is reduced operating and service recovery costs and improved asset utilization.
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SAP Transport Notification and Status

With our delivery status app, SAP Transport Notification and Status, drivers can display freight order details and report the status of deliveries using predefined events on a mobile device.
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SAP Transport Tendering

With our freight quote app, SAP Transport Tendering, you can receive RFQs for freight delivery anywhere, anytime. You can accept RFQs directly, reject them with a specified reason, or accept them with changes.
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SAP Secondary Distribution for Oil & Gas

SAP Secondary Distribution for Oil & Gas supports the business processes in the oil industry for service station, wholesale, and consumer businesses, and integrates the processes from sales, to transport scheduling, through to the automatic feedback of all product movement in accountancy and reporting. 
Trials & Pricing | Technical Release Information

SAP Supply Chain Info Center

The SAP Supply Chain Info Center is a group of analytic applications that use data in SAP HANA to enable you to get a better insight into the planning situation in Demand Planning (DP) and Supply Network Planning (SNP) in SAP Advanced Planning and Optimization (SAP APO). The SAP Supply Chain Info Center comprises analytic applications that you can use in a Web browser. 
Technical Release Information

SAP In-Store Product Lookup

SAP In-Store Product Lookup enables personnel to use smartphones for up-to-the-minute reports on spoilage or stock corrections or to provide customers with immediate answers about prices or product availability.
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SAP Integrated Business Planning (IBP)

This solution comprises SAP Integrated Business Planning for sales and operations, SAP Integrated Business Planning for inventory, SAP Integrated Business Planning for supply and SAP Supply Chain Control Tower. The applications deliver analysis and share alerts of real-time information across the end-to-end supply and demand network, with the speed of the SAP HANA platform and fast adoption through SAP Cloud.
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SAP Inventory Manager

With the SAP Inventory Manager mobile app, warehouse clerks, maintenance engineers, and field service technicians alike can be confident of having the mission-critical parts, tools, and materials they need to get the job done. Speed up cycle counts, transfers, issues, and receipts, and keep a handle on your carrying costs.
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SAP Financial Supply Chain Management (FSCM)

The SAP Financial Supply Chain Management set of applications can help your company more effectively manage the credit-to-cash cycle and ensure a healthy cash flow. The applications are part of the SAP ERP Financials solution and are fully integrated with its general ledger and accounts receivable software, ensuring that everyone involved in receivables and collections has the most up-to-date account information.
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SAP Forecasting and Replenishment for Retail

SAP Forecasting and Replenishment for Retail is a key solution which drives efficient inventories in stores and DC of retailers. It allows planning and executing inventory strategies on a global basis. With its advanced multilevel replenishment capabilities it allows streamlining inventories along the supply chain and lower overall inventory levels and cost while optimizing fulfillment rates.
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SAP Demand Signal Management

Become a truly demand-driven organization with demand signal management software powered by our lightning-quick in-memory platform, SAP HANA. Capture external market and retailer data in real time – and combine it with internal business data and state-of-the-art analytics – to sense, assess, and respond to demand signals faster than ever before.
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SAP Connected Logistics

The SAP Connected Logistics Cloud solution is a business network for logistics that allows hub operators and others to monitor traffic towards and within a hub in real time, and facilitate communication between all involved parties that even don’t necessarily have a direct business relationship.
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SAP Agricultural Contract Management

The SAP Agricultural Contract Management application provides comprehensive support for handling all your contracts throughout their life-cycles using agricultural-specific terms and conditions. The software can help you more effectively control and track all expenses related to individual deals and consolidate complex settlements with your business partners.
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SAP Bulk Fuel Management

SAP Bulk Fuel Management helps you manage bulk fuel stocks by receiving dip reading data from business locations and creating goods movements to reconcile book and physical stock.
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SAP Direct Store Delivery (DSD)

SAP Direct Store Delivery mobile solution simplifies complex DSD processes, and integrates the back office with customer facing activities to empower route reps and their managers to make real-time decisions on-the-spot.
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SAP Enterprise Demand Sensing

SAP Enterprise Demand Sensing software uses predictive analytics to help determine daily demand according to item, location, or customer segment – so you can improve your product availability and reduce expediting costs.
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SAP Enterprise Inventory and Service-Level Optimization

The SAP Enterprise Inventory and Service-Level Optimization application gives you insight into supply and demand, recommending the specific actions needed to balance service with inventory levels and costs. Plan and manage inventory with detailed information that helps you understand demand patterns and supply constraints.
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SAP Supply Chain Solutions integrated within other products

SAP Business ByDesign

Run your entire business on a single, cloud-based software solution, ideally suited for upper mid-size businesses and subsidiaries of large corporations. SAP Business ByDesign is a complete, integrated suite that can run your whole enterprise – financials, human resources, sales, procurement, customer service, and supply chain.
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SAP Business One

SAP Business One is designed to help your small business better manage every aspect of your company – from sales and customer relationships to financials and operations. Available on-premise, on-demand, and powered by our in-memory computing platform (SAP HANA) – the choice is yours.
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