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Solution supports industry specific functionality like warehouse and inventory management. . distributors and wholesalers must fight to create and maintain an advantage over their competition. demand management and finance and controlling. The wholesale distribution solution supports the day-to-day ―order to cash‖ and ―procure to pay‖ processes.• • • In today's competitive marketplace.
The legacy system utilized by the FoxMeyer Corp employs obsolete technology. which limits the expansion of functionality necessary to remain competitive in the wholesale distributor market .Purchasing. The modules that are going to be covered are S&D. The capabilities of the ERP system will support reengineering efforts to increase the order fill rate and attain higher customer satisfaction.Shipping and Demand Management .IWM.
• • • • • • Wholesale Distribution solution reduces enterprise operating costs by: Improved sales order processing Automated rebates and bill back contracts Improved inventory control Reduced days sales outstanding (DSO) cycles Improved labor efficiency Reduced financial closing time cycles .
Inventory Management Purchasing/Procurement Sales and Distribution Warehouse Management .
Referencing and fast-entry functions contribute to efficient purchasing operations. without significant user intervention. . It simplifies the process of source selection and permits the continuous tracking and review of existing supply relationships.All routine tasks– from the entry of requisitions to the generation of purchase orders – are handled automatically. Benefits: ERP’S vendor evaluation feature supports purchasing by optimizing procurement operations. Purchase requisitions already assigned to a source of supply can be converted into purchase orders automatically.
Procurement based on scheduling agreements gives you these important advantages: Reduced processing time and fewer paper transactions Stockless or near-stockless purchasing Shorter vendor lead times for the individual shipments .
These are usually variables that add value to the process through increased service or decreased cost .Optimizing Review Cycle The process begins with the identification of vendors who not only can supply the needed product or service but is a strategic match for the buying firm.
to expediting. from purchasing.Reduces reactive buying as it leads to additional workloads and costs to an organization. to accounts payable. • High-level analysis of buying needs . to receipting. Provides dynamic Information: • Parameters such as lead times can be determined by actual receipts within a certain tolerance.
. requirements for materials or services are determined within user departments.The Procurement Cycle As Figure shows. or through material requirements planning.
Reduced manual data entry Reduced postage and handling costs Reduced order cycle Increased customer service Reduced lead times Reduced inventory carrying costs .
The SAP Warehouse Management (WM) application provides flexible. automated support to assist in processing all goods movements and in maintaining current stock inventories in a warehousing complex. . The systems also direct and optimize stock put away based on real-time information about the status of bin utilization.
vendor history. lead time. ERP helps in implementing. Drastically improves asset management and also avoids short fall. configure and support cutting edge RFID solutions that will increase warehouse productivity and improve materials handling. . Inventory Transfers Know exactly where all inventory is located—when when it is in transit to another location. and committed items all at one glance.• • • • See demand levels.
Sales & Distribution .Process Flow - .
Customer Order Picking Goods Issue Final Payment Accounts Receivable Billing .
Delivery scheduling Availability check Transfer of requirements to MRP Pricing Credit check Shipping point & route determination Document flow .
. Core of customer order management No impact to G/L Can reference existing documents Copies key information from master data Automated standard functions .. ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ availability check MRP updating pricing credit check delivery scheduling export control shipping & route determination .
such as: ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ Safety stock Stock in transfer Quality inspection stock Blocked stock Restricted use stock . In determining the material availability date the system can include specific stocks if selected.
in assessing future capacity requirements. used to determine sales targets and to help identify territories worthy of an allocation of limited resources . or in making decisions on whether to enter a new market. the system loads order data from the Sales (SD) component of SAP ERP and stock transfer data from the Materials Management (MM) component of SAP ERP into the Business Intelligence system in SAP Supply Chain Management (SAP SCM). • • Benefits: used in making pricing decisions.Sales History Usage: To get the historical data.
Benefits: Used to assign unique Characteristics value based on the selection in planning .Profiles Contains the forecast strategy and model the parameters that the system needs to determine the forecast for each strategy. We assign a forecast profile to each location product for which the system is to carry out a forecast.
Comprehensive functionality to support picking. packing and loading functions Work list and deadline monitoring Functions with backorder processing Tightly coupled to the MM and FI modules Facility for transportation management .
Order Order Order Delivery Delivery Order Order Delivery Delivery Delivery Order Combination Partial Delivery Complete Delivery .
incompleteness ◦ confirms availability ◦ confirms export/foreign trade requirements ◦ determines total weight & volume . Delivery creation activities ◦ checks order and materials to determine if a delivery is possible — delivery block.
Returns Deliveries & Stock Transfer . Packing & Inventory management ◦ Generate Shipping Documents Transportation Management ◦ Routes ◦ Transportation Scheduling Delivery Scheduling. Main functions ◦ Picking.
product and promotion type thus promoting customer loyalty. Regular Price Optimization helps you to find the best combination of regular prices to meet business and category goals based on customer demand patterns. Based on historical sales data it models customer demand for every store. .
NO. Phase / Activity Plan & Design (Strategy) including BPR Completion date 11/01/2012 – 11/20/2012 Build & Unit Test System & Integration Test User Acceptance Testing & Training Go Live date Post Implementation Support 11/21/2012 – 01/10/2013 01/11/2013 – 01/31/2013 02/01/2013 – 02/21/2013 02/24/2013 02/24/2013 – 03/02/2013 .
Helps implementation teams resist "scope creep" and focus on delivering results. . performance measures and incentives to strategic priorities. Linking key controls systems. Balances systems against business and physical processes. the company: Preventing false declarations of success (the specific criteria are set up in advance). helping the company optimize overall business performance. In this way.
When a new system needs to be implemented in an organization. phased adoption and parallel adoption. there are three different ways to adopt this new system: The big bang adoption. . We would suggest that big bang adoption type is riskier than other adoption types because there are fewer learning opportunities incorporated in the approach. so we would recommend a phased-approach.
Purchasing the ERP in the BPR phase itself. . helps in providing a test simulation to the business so that it sets the expectations right during the preparation phase itself. will help in reducing the resistance and anxiety as BPR has been equated to downsizing always. Getting the users involved during BPR phase and also frequently communicating with them about changes in business processes.
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