Extended Warehouse Management

Extended Warehouse Management

We begin by describing the SAP EWM Module, how we can define the SAP EWM Module, which is positioned as an Extended Warehouse Management Application within the SAP product family, the functions it offers about the warehouse management, the opportunities it provides, and the contributions it will offer.

What is SAP EWM Module?

In order to define the Extended Warehouse Management Module, it is necessary to mention SAP Warehouse Management Module in SAP ECC. SAP WM Module is a Warehouse Management System which is designed for planning and executing the stock movements and stock movements of warehouses in warehouses with shelf management.

For many years, Warehouse Management System needs have been satisfied (and still, satisfied with this module) in SAP environment, but with the emergence of new developing logistics operations approaches, significant improvement efforts have been implemented on SAP application projects.

Extended Warehouse Management Application, SAP EWM Module can be defined by using the concept of Warehouse Management System Module, where the functions of the new logistics approaches and adaptive supply chain management demands of the SAP module are expanded, the functions of the predecessor module are expanded, and new functions are reshaped with the addition of new functions.

When we compare the SAP EWM module and its predecessor, SAP WM module with its functions, the physical storage environment comes to the forefront with monitoring, resource and task management. It should also be noted that functions such as cross docking, value-added service, and labor management also vary greatly. 

Extended Warehouse Management Application - SAP EWM

We begin by describing the SAP EWM Module, how we can define the SAP EWM Module, which is positioned as an Extended Warehouse Management Application within the SAP product family, the functions it offers about the warehouse management, the opportunities it provides, and the contributions it will offer.

WHY SAP EWM

In order to meet the changing logistic activity demands in Adaptive Supply Chain Management, 3PL, 4PL and other emerging new logistics management approaches such as e-commerce and retail sectors, Warehouse Management Systems offer solutions and functions beyond the platforms where physical stock movements are required. 

Logistics activities are now positioned on technological infrastructures. SAP EWM enables system-guided management of every detail within the warehouse complex, and allows for instant display of warehouse management parameters. Thus, storage capacities, workforce activities, and different resources within the field (driver/driverless truck, self-rooted robot, etc.) can provide instant reporting of the performance/KPI indicators.

The fact that SAP EWM does not have any additional effort to integrate the SAP EWM with other SAP modules along with the functions it offers for voice command directional warehouse management, automated, robotic storage and integration environments is an important advantage over non-SAP WMS applications.

Within the SAP product family, the story of the SAP EWM Module began in the SCM modules. As with all SCM modules, SAP ECC modules were installed and implemented in a separate environment from SAP ECC. 

At this point, SAP EWM can be embedded into S/4 HANA environments with more limited functionality. If a company that currently uses SAP is planning an S/4 Hana transformation or new S/4 Hana SAP EWM can be run in the same environment in the embedded version. Finally, considering SAP's support for SAP WM will be removed in the near future, for the companies planning S/4 Hana Transformation or new S/4 Hana Application, it seems to be the right choice to plan SAP EWM transition in order to re-handle and model warehouse management.

ADVANTAGES

  • Monitor, Monitoring

Providing an instantaneous opportunity to monitor which source is working on which task via task creation and assignments and monitoring task taking, beginning and completion times.

  • System Guided Assignment

Performing direct or semi-system-guided task assignments to the resources in the field with established rule sets and assignments, providing the resources that complete the task to start the new task starting from the closest point.

  • Workforce Management

Ability to schedule performance and workforce demand, supporting functions such as outsourcing. Management of tasks assigned directly to site resources or with secondary assignment (cleaning, maintenance, etc.). Workforce reporting. Providing the task and performance monitoring of the transportation vehicles used in the warehouse complex.

  • Integration with other SAP Modules / Non-SAP Products

Having subsistent integration with SAP ECC modules, SAP TM, SAP SPM, SAP EM. Running with SAP EWM standalone version and any other ERP system.

Indicators Following the Transition of SAP EWM

  • Increase in Stock Turnover Rate

An increase in the inventory turnover rate is achieved by increasing the optimization and demand coverage percentages in the Goods Receipt, Supply and Goods Issue processes.

  • Workforce Optimization and Decrease in Workforce Costs

As a result of the fact that the physical operations of the field resources on the workforce management with resource, task management can be fully reflected in the system, there is an improvement in the manpower management in terms of optimization and costs.

  • Rapid Adaptation to Changing Working Conditions

Changing and updating the processes in accordance with changing demands can be achieved rapidly thanks to the flexibility of the infrastructure. There will be a decrease in adaptation period in process changes.

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