Thought Leadership

Stock Management Methods in SAP: Some distinctive differences between IM, WM, and EWM

by John Gardner

The purpose of this presentation is to communicate several options available to manage a company’s stock using SAP. This presentation will review available functionality within each solution, outline a few distinctive differences between each solution, and provide key guidelines that will help in determining which solution is right for your business.pdfDownload PDF - 1.2mb

Customer Compliance and Workload Reduction through EDI 846

by Jay Westberg

Annin and Company was looking for a way to comply with Target.com inventory supply requirements as well as reduce daily work effort for their SAP users. ANSI X12 846 provides this capability through EDI. On version 4.6C, SAP does not have a standard mechanism to supply this information to their partners. Coming up with a simple custom solution, Annin was able to accomplish both goals. pdfDownload PDF - 2.4mb

SAP Pricing at Hu-Friedy

by Gina Cowart

This presentation highlights Hu-Friedy’s previous pricing procedure and its reporting limitations, for which SAP Pricing 101 set the stage. The Pricing 101 slides will show at a high level how SAP pricing procedure operates as well as some basic functions of pricing conditions.pdfDownload PDF - 2.4mb

SAP Tips and Tricks

by Gina Cowart

SAP short cuts, tips, and sources of information for users and functional team members. This presentation will reveal short cuts across various modules that save time, improve user acceptance, and provide much needed information.pdfDownload PDF - 1.8mb

U.S. Navy: Budget-Constrained Inventory Planning

by Richard Heimburger

As part of the SMART Project, a procurement prioritization model was put in place that enabled the Item Managers to focus their attention on purchasing materials that were in high demand. In addition, a budget approval tool was developed to help the purchasing supervisors monitor their budget and approve only those requisitions they could afford. This consumable material replenishment design allowed one of the sites implemented to cut annual consumable stock procurement from $48 million to $26 million for 2004, while increasing their supply effectiveness (a common military inventory management metric).pdfDownload PDF - 235kb

U.S. Navy: Interchangeability & Substitutability

by Richard Heimburger

Interchangeability & Substitutability Parts grouped together in families are critical for availability planning and replenishment for the U.S. Navy. Though SAP provides two objects to represent interchangeable parts, the Form, Fit, and Function Class (FFFC) and the Supersession Chain (SSC), neither could accommodate the particular requirements of the Navy completely. This presentation looks at the advantages and disadvantages of each method.pdfDownload PDF - 290kb