Streamline your warehouse processes

SAP® Extended Warehouse Management Application
Optimized by IBM DB2 and IBM POWER7
• Gain inventory visibility and product traceability to adapt easily to customer demands • Modernize and optimize the heart of your supply chain—your warehouse • Reduce storage and fulfillment costs With supply chains being adversely affected by market uncertainties, companies face greater challenges in managing their logistics environments. How can you optimize asset utilization, balance automation and labor, and maintain high throughput? The SAP® Extended Warehouse Management (SAP EWM) application, optimized by the IBM® DB2® database environment and IBM POWER7® servers, can help you streamline your processes to keep your supply chain running smoothly. IBM and SAP can help you optimize your warehouse management system with a cost-effective deployment model. With deployment by IBM as a natural footprint expansion for SAP customers, SAP EWM addresses the technology obsolescence challenge IT departments face in the area of warehouse management. It also addresses the business-side challenges faced by supply chain professionals, extending supply chain operation capabilities beyond company boundaries and enabling collaboration. And IBM has been implementing warehouse management systems for over a decade, so we are familiar with most of the products companies are running and can analyze your current system. SAP EWM can help you meet this challenge so you can better manage risk, make inventory more visible, contain costs and adapt to customer expectations.

Update your logistics environment
Are you at the technology end-of-life for your current warehouse management solution? Businesses that have an existing warehouse management solution may find it capable of meeting the historical needs of the business, but unable to adapt to current and future requirements.

Solution brief

radio frequency identification (RFID). training materials. stock and process transparency. software licenses. greater flexibility With SAP EWM. testing materials and preconfigured warehouse processes that can be expanded to meet your specific situation. IBM is a leading implementer of SAP EWM and the sole developer of a SAP EWM accelerator template that includes configuration. integrated solution: Take advantage of DB2 and POWER7 servers with support from IBM Services and IBM Global Financing. from point-of-goods receipt to goods issue. from the time a trailer checks in until a product is packed and shipped. like transportation management. databases and consulting. scalable. lot or serial number visibility to manage recalls and product diversions. • Use a proven. best-inclass warehouse management application that supports high warehouse productivity and efficiency. SAP EWM can address common requests not supported by older warehouse management systems such as labor management. • Integrate automation: Efficiently balance automation and labor to maintain high throughput. 2 . slotting to reduce breakage and accelerate picking. The solution includes hardware. storage planning and process optimization. and value-added services such as special labeling and packaging.Gain greater efficiencies SAP EWM is a state-of-the-art. suppliers and partners share knowledge and resources. and in the yard. including hardware. • Improve labor management and benefit from advanced slotting functionality: Increase efficiency to dramatically reduce your storage and fulfillment costs. software. and execution. And IBM has the ability to combine other elements into a single “appliance” purchase. global trade management. A quality management engine SAP EWM provides flexible deployment options and seamless integration into the SAP Business Suite applications using standard SAP integration technology. • Improve warehouse efficiency: Mitigate problems and major issues with high inventory accuracy. The solution also provides an integrated quality management engine to confirm that products adhere to specifications. testing and training. including radio frequency (RF). automation and Pick-byVoice. • Increase competitiveness and bottom-line revenue: Respond faster to changes in supply and demand. your business can increase warehouse productivity and efficiency from inventory to labor management to customer service. It is highly configurable with standard SAP enhancement functionalities. In addition. SAP EWM can help you: • Control warehouse processes: Manage movements in the warehouse. available-topromise checks and event management. • Gain real-time visibility and control of warehouse operations: Transform operations into an adaptive fulfillment supply chain in which your customers. More functionality. Risk management is provided through traceability with complete batch. It provides greater visibility for real-time product availability checking and credit approval prior to pickup. You can integrate the warehouse management process with other key logistics and fulfillment processes.

optimized by DB2 and POWER7. the ability to respond faster to changes in supply and demand can increase your overall competitiveness and bottom line. to industry-specific solutions co-developed with SAP. In addition. experience and expertise needed to make the most of your SAP investment. A significant indicator of DB2 leadership is the fact that SAP relies on it for its daily operations. IBM has the close relationship. as well as provide rock-solid security. depth and quality. This synchronization of both IBM and SAP releases helps keep DB2 “invisible” to the • sap. please contact your IBM or SAP representative. improved warehouse efficiencies. and reduced storage and fulfillment costs. and it is the preferred platform for development in both organizations. SAP awarded to IBM an SAP Pinnacle Award for customer satisfaction and Global Technology Partner of the Year. The Power Systems platform is designed for simple management and high availability so you can concentrate on running your business rather than managing your IT environment.Better warehouse management is better business From the warehouse and in the yard. and people. near realtime visibility into operations. This helps to ensure deep integration with SAP applications. IBM offerings span the entire SAP requirements spectrum. yielding less risk and more cost savings. SAP runs DB2 for its own business production environment. The Power Systems family is designed to free businesses from IT complexity and improve the responsiveness of both systems To learn more about the SAP Extended Warehouse Management application. IBM POWER7 IBM and SAP have worked together closely to provide tested. In 2010. or visit the following websites: • ibm-sap. suppliers and partners share knowledge and resources. IBM stands out with its truly end-to-end. to comprehensive services. It can help businesses install applications faster and manage them more easily. offering unparalleled capabilities for clients to help reduce risk and more easily respond to business change. IBM and SAP With a partnership that dates back to the founding of SAP nearly 40 years ago. superior performance. POWER7 servers build on this 3 . performance and availability are critical to all SAP systems and the applications that depend on those SAP systems. you can benefit from controlled warehouse processes with managed movements. optimized applications for the IBM Power Systems™ platform. For more information POWER7 servers offer an ideal combination of open standards and integration. enabling freedom of application choice on a wide variety of operating systems. holistic set of offerings and capabilities that is unmatched in breadth. IBM DB2 Extreme reliability. extreme scalability and low total cost of ownership. SAP and IBM bring together a best-inclass warehouse management solution to help you transform operations into an adaptive fulfillment supply chain in which your customers. from leading technology. virus-resistance and legendary system uptime. DB2 is optimized and tested jointly by IBM and SAP experts before any new versions of DB2 or SAP solutions are released.

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