SAP Logistics Learning Journey
Logistics involves the entire product lifecycle, from creating products to purchasing raw materials to make them, the manufacturing process itself, and moving items from one point to another, i.e. from warehouse to store or store to customer. Use these resources from SAP PRESS (books, blog posts, and videos) to develop your own career and take the next (or first!) steps into the world of SAP logistics.
What Is SAP Logistics?
Currently, SAP maintains two enterprise planning solutions that help customers perform logistics processes. The first, SAP ERP, has several modules including SAP Transportation Management, SAP Warehouse Management, and SAP Materials Management. The second, SAP S/4HANA, includes four lines of business that relate to the world of logistics: SAP S/4HANA Sourcing and Procurement, SAP S/4HANA Manufacturing, SAP S/4HANA Supply Chain, and SAP S/4HANA Asset Management.
Getting Started with SAP Logistics
An Overview on TM and WM with SAP
The two key components of logistics execution in SAP S/4HANA are transportation management and warehouse management. In this blog post, you'll become familiar with both TM and WM in an SAP system.
Two Versions of Production Planning
As mentioned above, there are currently two main solutions through which businesses can handle logistics with SAP: the SAP ERP solution and SAP S/4HANA. In this post, learn how production planning compares between the two.
Strategic Budgeting and Planning with SAP
MM is a core functionality in SAP S/4HANA that drives logistics and SCM operations. Its purpose is to manage processes such as purchasing, goods receiving, material storage, consumption-based planning, and inventory. Learn more in this post.
Logistics with SAP S/4HANA: An Introduction
Discover how SAP S/4HANA transforms your supply chain! Explore functionalities for sourcing and procurement, production execution, plant maintenance, sales order management, transportation management, warehouse management, and more. See how intelligent technologies elevate your logistics operations with SAP Business Technology Platform and learn about complementary cloud solutions like SAP Ariba and SAP IBP. This is your starting point for logistics with SAP S/4HANA!
Sourcing and Procurement with SAP
Custom Scheduling Agreements
You can use the SAP Best Practices activation approach for customizing scheduling agreements in SAP S/4HANA, but there's a traditional way of doing things too. In this post, learn about this traditional way.
Faster Procurement with SAP Ariba
SAP Ariba is a cloud-based procurement solution that allows you to take advantage of a comprehensive array of tools and solutions to cover core procurement activities and challenges. In this post, learn about the solution.
Configure Contracts in SAP S/4HANA
To realize the features and functionalities of contract management, the system needs to be configured. This post explores the first step: how to configure contracts in SAP S/4HANA Sourcing and Procurement.
Sourcing and Procurement with SAP S/4HANA
Your comprehensive guide to SAP S/4HANA sourcing and procurement is here! Get step-by-step instructions to configure sourcing, invoicing, supplier management and evaluation, and centralized procurement. Learn how to integrate SAP S/4HANA with SAP Ariba, SAP Fieldglass, and more. Then, expertly run your system after go-live with predictive analysis and machine learning. See the future of sourcing and procurement!
Manufacturing with SAP
Introducing the PP-DS Strategy with SAP
If your manufacturing and procurement processes require sophisticated features to optimize the plan, then production planning and detailed scheduling (PP-DS) brings in a lot of features covering requirements across industries and processes. Learn about it in this post.
Manufacturing with SAP S/4HANA Cloud
The manufacturing function within SAP S/4HANA Cloud can be divided into the following key areas: manufacturing engineering and process planning, production planning, and manufacturing for the discrete industry. Learn about each area in this post.
How to Evaluate MRP Results with SAP
The main aim of material requirements planning is to guarantee material availability. In this post, you will go into detail about some of the important MRP transactions and SAP Fiori apps that can be used for evaluating MRP results in an SAP S/4HANA system.
Production Planning with SAP S/4HANA
Streamline your production planning process with SAP S/4HANA! Get step-by-step instructions for configuring and using SAP S/4HANA for discrete, process, and repetitive manufacturing. Then dive into production tools and functionalities like batch management, S&OP, predictive MRP, DDMRP, and the Early Warning System. This foundational guide is full of industry examples to help you maximize your production planning!
Supply Chain with SAP
An Introduction to the SAP IBP Solution
SAP IBP focuses on bringing inventory, sales, financial, and supply planning processes into a single, consistent, and seamless plan. It is a cloud-based solution that helps businesses manage their operational and strategic goals. Learn more in this blog post.
Selecting the Right Goods Carrier
The objective of carrier selection is to assign the most suitable carrier to a freight order, which usually means assigning the cheapest one. However, there may be criteria other than cost involved. In this blog post, learn about the automated optimization procedure.
Three EWM Options with SAP S/4HANA
The embedded and decentralized versions of SAP Extended Warehouse Management might be confusing, and there's also a third option for EWM: stock room management. In this post, get details on what each offers so your company can make the best decision.
SAP Integrated Business Planning: Functionality and Implementation
Take your supply chain to the cloud! Walk through the SAP Integrated Business Planning applications—S&OP, demand, response and supply, demand-driven MRP, and inventory. Then learn to monitor and control these processes. See how to set up and use your SAP IBP system, from planning areas to key figures. With coverage of intelligent visibility, SAP IBP for demand-driven replenishment, and more, you can be sure you’re getting the latest information on supply chain planning with SAP!
Asset Management with SAP
Asset Management for Utility Companies
In the world of SAP, the SAP for Utilities and SAP S/4HANA Utilities solutions are industry-specific offerings for companies providing services such as water, electricity, heat, waste removal, etc. In this post, learn more about asset management for utilities.
Subcontracting Configuration in SAP
The subcontracting business process in SAP S/4HANA, also known as subcontracting for maintenance, repair, and overhaul, describes the process associated with having a piece of equipment repaired by a service provider. Learn more in this blog post.
Plant Maintenance Perspectives
The plant is the most important organizational unit for PM. It fulfills several maintenance functions as both a maintenance planning plant and as a maintenance plant. Look at both of these functions in this blog post, as well as plant-specific maintenance.
Plant Maintenance with SAP S/4HANA: Business User Guide
Your company is now on SAP S/4HANA—so how do you run your plant maintenance operations on this new system? Between these pages, you’ll find the detailed, step-by-step instructions you need for your routine (and non-routine) functions. Ample screenshots walk you through scheduling repairs, planning maintenance cycles, completing inspections, and all the tasks you perform to keep your assets in shape. With information on new UIs and mobile apps, this guide is the only one you need!
Thinking About a Career in SAP Logistics?
Let consultant Jawad Akhtar fill you in:
"Let’s first gain a basic understanding of logistics and supply chain management (SCM).
- Logistics itself entails moving goods from one point to another via inbound and outbound movement of goods, and hence is a subset of SCM.
- Engineering and SCM knowledge and education is important, as well as having a good understanding of logistics and SCM domains.
- It also demands that SAP logistics consultants have a good knowledge and understanding of end-to-end integrated business processes."
In this video, become familiar with how SAP PRESS books can help you on your logistics journey, whether you're using SAP ERP or SAP S/4HANA!
Explore ways to make your supply chain management operations run smoothly with tools like SAP IBP; master all the managements, such as transportation, materials, warehouse, and inventory; and see how to prepare for SAP logistics certification with exam prep guides filled with practice questions and answers.
These books are the perfect resource to consult; they're all available as printed books as well as e-books for easier reading on the go!
Show Off Your Knowledge with SAP Logistics Certifications
Determine Safety Stock in SAP IBP
To calculate safety stock with SAP IBP for inventory, some operations must be executed in sequence. First and foremost, the forecast error in SAP IBP is calculated, which will act as an input in the process. Learn about the whole process in this blog post.
Material Master Overview
The material master record is the central source for material-specific data. It is used in all areas of logistics. In this blog post, learn about the structure of the material master data, the maintenance of material master records, and important fields.
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