SAP EWM firms the ability to control warehouse processes and manage movements in the warehouse, mitigate problems and issues with enhanced warehouse efficiency, and transform operations into an adaptive fulfillment supply chain that can share its resources”. SAP EWM is similar to SAP WM functionality, but with more flexibility in building objects like Warehouse structure, picking, put away, HU (handling unit), RF, and more. Also, Activity Areas, Work Centers, and Resources are elements incorporated into SAP EWM that are new additions since SAP WM. SAP WM was the company’s first foray into a specific Warehouse Management Solution. By 2025 SAP WM will no longer be supported and completely replaced by SAP EWM. Like SAP WM, SAP EWM is a part of SAP Supply Chain Management (SAP SCM) and supports all the processes within the logistics chain. The integrated functions and business processes within this warehouse management solution provide a high level of process and inventory transparency, a precise planning of warehouse steps, as well as efficient distribution and storage. The payback associated with an EWM implementation typically ranges from 12 to 36 months from beneficial use of the system. Achieving a viable return requires leveraging the technology to improve and streamline the operation, not just automate existing, inefficient and archaic processes. Most EWM implementations result in qualitative and quantitative benefits such as fewer product handling steps, increased productivity, reduced errors, tighter inventory control, and improved inventory accuracy and order quality.
SAP Extended Warehouse Management
SAP Extended Warehouse Management (EWM) allows you to manage high-volume warehouse operations efficiently. Integrating complex supply chain logistics with your warehouse and distribution processes, you benefit from better visibility and far greater control.
SAP EWM gives flexible, automated support for managing stock in warehouses and processing the movement of those stocks. By keeping inventory levels accurate, and giving a real-time view of warehouse operations and stock movement, SAP EWM helps warehouses better plan, monitor and optimise work processes. This results in reduced workforce costs, improved customer service, and greater flexibility across all warehouse processes are a significant advantage given the rapid technological change happening in the modern warehouse.
Supporting Warehouse Processes
SAP Extended Warehouse Management supports distribution centres, production warehouses and transit warehouses, with multiple functional capabilities that help drive efficiency.
- Support yard management
- Put-away and stock removal strategies
- Wave and replenishment processing
- Resource management
- Workforce management
- Physical inventory management & processing
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