Modules of SAP Digital Supply Chain Management,
Edition for SAP S/4HANA

The edition of SAP Digital Supply Chain Management for SAP S/4HANA includes several modular solutions that tightly integrate and work with other SAP products to support scenarios that span the plan-to-fulfill cycle. The following sections describe these modular solutions in detail.
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SAP Digital Supply Chain Management
*Planned as an update to the current release as noted on SAP’s road map
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MANUFACTURING PLANNING AND SCHEDULING

The edition of SAP Digital Supply Chain Management for SAP S/4HANA provides advanced production planning and detailed scheduling capabilities. This solution goes far beyond classic manufacturing resource planning (MRP II) functionality by allowing you to plan production resources finitely. You can consider multiple production capacities and material-availability constraints in your planning model and integrate manufacturing master data to define the basis for production planning data structures. The solution also facilitates comprehensive and synchronized planning and manufacturing processes of different industries and supports tightly integrated planning and execution processes.
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The solution’s production planning capabilities match overall supply to demand. With access to global supply and demand data, you can use multiple planning tools to resolve typical plant-level conflicts and arrive at an optimized, executable plan for detailed scheduling.
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Detailed scheduling capabilities use the executable production plan to derive the optimal sequence of activities required to meet specific production commitments that can be released to the shop floor for execution.
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TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT

Another module of the edition of SAP Digital Supply Chain Management  is the SAP Transportation Management (SAP TM) application. SAP TM helps you improve operational efficiency, reduce costs, and maximize the return on transportation spend. It forecasts demand and shipment volumes accurately, consolidates orders, fine-tunes transportation planning, and enhances freight, fleet, and logistics management. As a result, you can achieve freight spend savings and real-time visibility into global transportation and domestic shipping across transportation modes and industries.
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With the strategic freight management capabilities of SAP TM, you can optimize freight procurement with advanced analysis, forecasting, and simulation. You can evaluate and prepare bids with predictive, insight-driven quotation rounds and exchange information efficiently with logistics service providers.
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Order management functionality enables you to generate optimal routing proposals dynamically for rules-based orders. You can manage changes in transportation demand with real-time order-to-cash and procure-to-pay processes and integrate order and delivery data in SAP ERP.
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With transportation-planning capabilities, you can use manual, map-based, and automated planning and dynamic replanning functions. You can build pallets with flexible, rules-based optimization, track and manage driver resources with default assignments in an interactive cockpit or Gantt chart, and visualize the planning of vehicle space and loading.
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Transportation-execution capabilities let you take advantage of direct real-time integration into warehouse processes and streamline logistics. You can execute and monitor shipments in real time with proactive alerting and notification supported by flexible network-based collaboration with business partners. You can also improve customer service levels while handling delays and disruptions.
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With comprehensive freight cost management functionality, you can streamline freight contract management. You can accurately manage transportation charges and cost settlement with carriers and customers to optimize freight costs. Also, you can and gain greater insights through freight-cost  reporting.
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EXTENDED WAREHOUSE MANAGEMENT

The SAP EWM application is another module of the edition of SAP Digital Supply Chain Management for SAP S/4HANA. With SAP EWM, you can manage simple to high-volume warehouse operations by leveraging state-of-the-art automation technologies and optimization techniques. It allows you to optimize inventory tracking, cross-docking, distribution operations, labor management, multichannel fulfillment, and more – all in real time.
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SAP EWM also enables dedicated performance for warehouse operations and EWM servers close to the warehouse.
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You can orchestrate inbound and outbound processing, as well as storage and retrieval operations in between. You can consistently organize and  monitor goods movement triggered by processes for procurement, shipping, production supply, and receipt.
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SAP EWM provides you with visibility into inventory and logistics, along with advanced capabilities such as value-added services, kitting, labor  planning and management, yard management, and comprehensive analytics. It also includes functions for cross-docking, import and export, quality management, picking from goods receipts, and push deployment.
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You can readily integrate SAP EWM with the latest  technologies for pick by voice, augmented reality, radio-frequency identification (RFID), material handling equipment, autonomous vehicles, and warehouse robots.
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SAP EWM helps you accelerate fulfillment while optimizing resources and mitigating problems efficiently. You gain real-time insight into operations with stock, resource, and process transparency. As a result, you can reduce warehouse costs,  improve customer service, heighten productivity, increase transparency and enhance accuracy..

YARD LOGIST

Run more efficient logistics and accelerate digitalization by using the SAP Yard Logistics application. It enables you to streamline the planning, execution, and settlement of yard processes with back-end integration and maximize visibility into yard processes with a range of visualization and reporting tools.
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With the application’s order and appointment planning and check-in capabilities, you can improve resource use to reduce idle time and avoid intermediate storage and wasteful movement.
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Yard execution and processing capabilities enable you to deliver products and services faster and improve customer service with visibility and control. You can also manage processes and employees efficiently with a mobile work environment, (IoT) integration, and extensive planning capabilities.
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In addition, comprehensive graphical monitoring tools enable you to identify, avoid, and solve potential issues with insight. You can manage yard logistics processes more effectively, accelerate turnaround, and reduce manual efforts in yard operations.
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PRODUCTION ENGINEERING AND OPERATIONS


SAP plans to make the SAP S/4HANA Manufacturing solution for production engineering and operations available in a future release of SAP Digital Supply Chain Management, edition for SAP S/4HANA, as noted on SAP’s road map.
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The solution bridges process gaps between product design, manufacturing engineering, supply chain management, and production operations with enriched bill of materials management, production process planning, change management, and shop-floor execution features.
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These production engineering and operations capabilities allow you to effectively manage your engineering-to-manufacturing collaboration and handover. This is crucial when producing highly engineered products that are subject to continuous design changes.
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Furthermore, you can model the production process with a high level of detail, including in-depth work instructions for your production. You can even perform production planning in parallel to production engineering with the help of planning BOMs and planning routings.
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These production capabilities also give you the flexibility to incorporate engineering changes, even if the production process has already started. You can perform comprehensive change-impact analysis to minimize production disruptions.
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The solution’s shop-floor user interface integrates the information that operators need to perform their work and deal with issues quickly.  With enhanced capabilities to record data for serialized parts and batches, it provides traceability over your products and a detailed production action log to support root-cause analysis and accurate production decision-making.
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EXTENDED SERVICE PARTS PLANNING

SAP S/4HANA Supply Chain solution for extended service parts planning is also part of SAP Digital Supply Chain Management. This module supports planning functions and provides transparency throughout the supply chain. Planning for your service parts takes place in hierarchical distribution structures, which contain any number of your locations.
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Extended service parts planning enables you to reduce your ordering and stockholding costs, improve service levels, and shorten your delivery times. It also offers high-quality analytic applications to monitor, evaluate, and optimize your planning.
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With extended service parts planning, you can capture and manage demand for your location products to generate a demand history. The stocking and destocking service determines the locations at which it would be sensible to increase or decrease stock, based on past demand.
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The solution’s forecasting capability covers the product lifecycle from phase-in planning for new products with various types of product interchangeability through phase-out planning for discontinued products. You can react flexibly to changing demands and determine the optimal forecast model for a location product.
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The distribution requirements planning capability organizes replenishment planning. It allows you to efficiently check the planning results and supports a multilevel approval process as required.
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The deployment functionality controls the distribution of incoming goods within the network on the basis of current demand. It uses priority tiers, sequence rules, and fair share distribution to distribute the goods optimally.
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The inventory balancing capability balances excess and shortage at the individual locations.
 

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