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Confused between SAP SD and MM

Former Member
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Dear Experts, i am a PGDM holder in Transportation & Logistics. Worked as an Warehouse executive for 10 months where i Carried out operation with Oracle ERP Esoleil system, i.e. reporting of :

  • Order processing
  • Delivery(Local and Inter-state)
  • Preparation of Bills
  • Delivery report with time and date
  • Stock counting
  • Stock Transfer
  • Carriage inward
  • Restocking recyclable parts

After that, worked as a supervisor in a Printing house where i look after all the functions of the business for procurement to delivery. But there were no EP system in the business.


Now i am confused whether i should select SD or MM. As i need a career in SAP and Job in SAP which module i should select? Which module has a better job opportunity for a ASP fresher?? Pls need your valuable advice.


Regards

Sayak

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Former Member
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Sayak,

I would say that your experience falls under MM.  To look at the structure, go to SAP's Help website: help.sap.com.  Pick SAP Business Suite from the Help Portal section at the top.  From the links on the side, pick SAP ERP.  From the expanded links, pick SAP ERP 6.0.  From the Application Help section, pick your preferred language (I'll assume English) for SAP ERP Central Component.  From the links at the side under SAP ERP, pick SAP ERP Central Component.  From the links on the left side, open up Logistics.  From the areas under Logistics, I think that you'll find your experience fits in Materials Management (MM) and Logistics Execution (LE).

MM includes Inventory Management and Physical Inventory (and other things).  LE includes Warehouse Management, Shipping, and Transportation (and other things).  The only part of your skill set that's in SD would be Order Processing (and you can check out SD in Help as well, also under Logistics).

As for which has more jobs, I have no idea.  I'd suggest logging on your favorite job board and comparing the results when you search for SAP + Sales and Distribution, and SAP + Materials Management.

In my opinion, the best way to learn is to get a job with a consulting firm based on your industry experience, and have them train you.  Getting training on your own is no substitute for being able to develop your skills on a team.

Good luck,

- Jeff

Former Member
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Thank u Jeff, but does LE falls under SD or MM??

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Sayak,

As SAP's menu structure for help shows (and the menu structure within SAP), MM, SD, and LE are all separate components of Logistics, so it's neither SD or MM.

- Jeff

vijay_padmaraja
Explorer
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Hi,

Your confusion is normal. You should choose SAP-SD since it has most of the LE components, moreover LE requires a good understanding of MM, my suggestion would be to do SD and then learn MM while working (you will be forced to learn anyway since MM has lots of integration with SD) or if you have lots of money to play with, go for an MM certification as well (but consider doing the certification after 3 years in SAP SD)

All the best

Regards

Vijay

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Dear Vijay,

Thanks for the opinion, but Why i should do SAP MM certification now and SAP SD certification afterwards??

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Hi,

Sorry but I am actually recommending you to do SD first and MM later. Many would agree with me cuz pricing is one important concept in SD which is equally useful in MM. To have a better understanding of the same (Pricing procedure determination) SD is recommended. Moreover a MM consultant will rarely use SD transactions by himself but a SD consultant will be using many MM transactions so it will be an easy task to learn MM with only a SD certification.

Cheers

Vijay

Former Member
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Hi Sayak,

Jeff and Vijay had already explained on your query but choosing right module based on your PGDM.... you can choose SAP Transport Management or based on Oracle ERP experience SAP Warehouse Management can fit for you.

Check these two first before checking SAP SD, LE or MM.

Regards

GGOPII