Item Management

SAP Best Practices for Retail

Purpose, Benefits, and Key Process Steps

Purpose
 Within the scenario Item Management, Article creation of single, Generic and structured articles will be displayed in the process for article maintenance. This scenario also addresses the principal features of maintaining articles, creating listing conditions using integrated article maintenance and also at reference handling in the article master.

Benefits
 Manage all business related master data  Efficient, consistent master data handling incl. mass data handling and high integration  Efficient discontinuation of item data

Key Process Steps
     Create and process a single article Create and process a generic article Create and process a prepack Create and process a sales set Create and process a display

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0 Company Roles      Retail Master Data Manager Retail Assortment Planner Retail Pricing Manager Retail Non – Seasonal Purchaser Retail Warehouse Specialist © 2011 SAP AG. All rights reserved. 3 .Required SAP Applications and Company Roles Required SAP Applications  SAP SAP enhancement package 5 for SAP ERP 6.

4 .Process Flow Diagram Item Management Maintain Logistics Data for All DCs / Stores Extension of a maintenance group by a template Mass Maintenance using Reference Sites Create Single Article (Manually) Implement Listing Create a maintenance group Create Core Master Article with Template Check the Article Creation Check the Article Creation for the Copied Article Article copy to create a new Article Mass Maintenance using the Article Monitor Alternative Data Maintenance (Alternative Organizational Levels) Mass Maintenance Using Mass Maintenance Tools Retail Master Data Specialist Article Discontinuatio n Create Article List Follow up and Replacement Articles Store Characteristic Values Characteristic Value Grouping Reference Handling for Generic Article Variants Process the Generic Article Create a Generic Article with Variants Assign the Characteristic Profile to a Merchandise Category Create a Characteristic Profile with the new Characteristic s Price Matrix for Variants of Generic Articles Matrix Handling for Master Data Fields for the Generic Article Create Prepack Process Prepack Retail Assortment ECC Planner Display a Generated Assortment Module Display the Profile Module for Store M001 using Assortment Menu © 2011 SAP AG. All rights reserved.

continued Retail Pricing Manager/Specialist Determine valuation prices for prepack components Goods receipt without references Retail Masterdata Specialist Create a Sales Set Create display Department Store/Shop Concept Create supply relationship Process a Sales Set Process display Price level groups Retail Warehouse Specialist Goods Receipt without references Set up structured article Goods Receipt without references Direct store delivery Create Purchase order © 2011 SAP AG.Process Flow Diagram Item Management . All rights reserved. 5 .

Article Creation © 2011 SAP AG. All rights reserved. 6 .

Article Maintenance/ Listing: Types of Article The relevant types of articles for Retail are: Single article Case set Shoe-Prepack Sockes = Sales set = Prepack Amount arrangement of the variants of an article = Display article combined with an particular packing Generic article Groups of articles with special sales price © 2011 SAP AG. All rights reserved. 7 .

colour. which are only different in particular characteristics (e.g. value )  Variants of the articles are combined under a generic article  Own master record for every inventory-managed variant Generic article Variants © 2011 SAP AG.Generic Article/Variants  Variants .Article. 8 . All rights reserved.

category generic article to merch. All rights reserved./profile char. of the material group Qualifier of the char.Creation of a Generic Article in SAP Retail Definition merchandize category Assignment of char. cat Selection of the relevant variants in matrix © 2011 SAP AG. 9 . as variants-forming Creation of an article with art.

90 169.90 + Case. black-brown Set: Case and travelling bag threepart case-set 59. 69/46/24 cm. 63/32/29 cm. blackbrown 39.90 + Travelling bag. ca. 10 . ca. 77/54/25 cm. ca.90 Constitution of the sales sets with articles of different material groups is possible standard sales price only in the store Component = independent article © 2011 SAP AG. black-brown 89.Sales-Set Vendor DC Store Consumer Case. All rights reserved.

11 .Display Vendor DC Store consumer Display consists of a header article and the components Components = independent article © 2011 SAP AG. All rights reserved.

12 . All rights reserved.Prepack Vendor DC Store Consume r 5 Pieces 5 Pieces 10 Pieces 10 Pieces 10 Pieces 5 Pieces 5 Pieces x size 36 x size 37 x size 38 x size 39 x size 40 x size 41 x size 42  All Components of the prepack are variants of a generic article -> same material group  Vendor allows information about components  Point of the cancellation (referring to the stock) of the prepack adjustable © 2011 SAP AG.

13 .Generic Article Structured material in logistic procedure Objekt Lieferant DC Site Prepack Display Price-/ SalesSet Generic article -> variants Inventory Management Alternative Inventory Management © 2011 SAP AG. All rights reserved.Inventory Management: Structured .

14 . All rights reserved.Reference Handling © 2011 SAP AG.

All rights reserved. 15 .Reference Article Merchandize category generic article Explicit reference article gives reference data for Refsite Article New Article Creation © 2011 SAP AG.

16 .Generic Article Merchandize category reference article Explicit reference article gives reference data for Article Generic article Changes Article Variants copy © 2011 SAP AG. All rights reserved.

Listing data Listing data distribution channel Sales-data POS Data Copy of changes © 2011 SAP AG.Reference Data Reference article (merchandize category. data Refsite Log. Reference data only by generation 17 . data other site Customizing / Constants General. All rights reserved. explicit reference article) Regular Vendor Season Purchasingdata Master Data Log. reference article.

Listing © 2011 SAP AG. All rights reserved. 18 .

delivered and sold. © 2011 SAP AG.Listing Procedure Process to assign an article to a general assortment of a store or a distribution center via assortment module By the listing you define whether and when the article can be ordered. 19 . All rights reserved.

Assortment Objects Assortmentmodule Article Assortmentmodule Assortment DC South-West DC South-West Assortment StoreLondon Store London Assortmentmodule Assortmentmodule Assortment module General assortment 1 General assortment 2 Customer © 2011 SAP AG. 20 . All rights reserved.

Assortment Description Store DC Customer (General) Assortment Article Listing conditions Listing process IDoc Promotion Assignment table Manual Modules Assortment function © 2011 SAP AG. 21 . All rights reserved.

Assortment Level Rules Store London Assortment-level Deluxe-Assortment Store Manchester Store Nottingham Store Bath Special-Assortment Advanced Assortment Base-Assortment House type / Customer type © 2011 SAP AG. 22 . All rights reserved.

Process of the Classification Rule Check Material group blouses Site attribute: Style "*" (all) modish classic Store London Store Manchester Store Bath Article attribute: Style fashionable classic © 2011 SAP AG. 23 . All rights reserved.

Listing Procedure: Process of the Layout Check Store Manchester Layout modules Store London Cooling bar Drinks ... Article © 2011 SAP AG. All rights reserved... 24 .

25 .Direct Store Delivery (DSD) © 2011 SAP AG. All rights reserved.

Direct Store Delivery: Supply Network © 2011 SAP AG. All rights reserved. 26 .

All rights reserved. user-friendly decision cockpit for the category manager to review related master data (e.and drop functionality to create/change supply relationships between vendorstore-article  Allow multiple vendors per article and store  Selection function for main vendor relationships  Change of main vendor per article via an additional maintenance screen  Termination of supply relationships within the workbench  Automatic update of info records (article-vendor)  Mass maintenance User Interface (UI) for the category manager to create and change the supply relationships  Sales price calculation with list display on a vendor-store level (also mass-update functionality) © 2011 SAP AG.Direct Store Delivery (DSD) features  One application with single point of entry to collect some existing master data maintenance transactions  An intuitive. store specific purchasing. sales and promotion prices)  Drag. prices) for category optimization  Using a data model to store the supply relationship related master data (distributorstore-item relationships. 27 .g.

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