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Revolutionizing Logistics: A Comprehensive Solution for Logistics Operations

In today's competitive landscape, logistics has become more critical than ever.  Companies need to ensure that their logistics processes are optimized, streamlined and capable of adapting to constant changes.

By focusing on a converged approach to logistics, businesses can ensure logistics processes are not sub-optimized.  This shift towards a convergent supply chain execution enables the optimization of both transportation and warehouse activities, resulting in more efficient, executable logistics plans.

Traditional logistics approaches often fall short in meeting these needs. Too often warehouse operations have little to no visibility to transportation plans or transportation planners are not aware of the current status of warehouse activities.  In modern logistics, the volume or velocity of activities require a more intelligent, integrated approach to managing logistics.

This is where the cutting-edge RISE with SAP advanced logistics package come into play, revolutionizing how businesses manage their logistics operations. There are two deployment options for the logistics package: embedded or standalone (aka extra stack).  The latter option is for when you want to deploy the logistics package in another private cloud environment separate from your RISE core ERP deployment for customers who operate many warehouses with very high volumes and highly complex operations.

Introducing the Comprehensive Platform

The newly released RISE with SAP advanced logistics package offering is a game-changer for both transportation managers and warehouse operators alike. This platform enables companies to manage their logistics operations from a single, integrated platform.  The platform harnesses the power of advanced technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), machine learning, Internet of Things (IoT) and analytics to change how logistics are run.

The package includes a set of entitlements for SAP Extended Warehouse Management (SAP EWM) and SAP Transportation Management (SAP TM). Common extensions to these solutions are SAP Business Network Freight Collaboration and SAP Business Network Global Track and Trace.  The former supports collaboration activities between shippers and their transportation partners (e.g. securing capacity, appointment scheduling and managing invoices).  The latter supports visibility at the shipment and order level.

It allows companies to leverage the Advanced Shipping & Receiving (AS&R) as the means to integrate SAP TM and SAP EWM.  AS&R simplifies the integration between SAP TM and SAP EWM and enables multiple scenarios from truck arrival and goods receipt to outbound shipping including how freight is staged, all while improving operational efficiency. 


Warehouse Operations Optimization (Extended Warehouse Management)

A key part of this package is the ability to manage various types of warehouse operations, whether they are simple or complex.  With SAP EWM you can orchestrate inbound and outbound processing as well as the storage and retrieval operations in between.  The application helps you automate goods movement and manage inventory, addressing key requirements of complex processes and high-volume warehouses.  You can consistently organize, and monitor goods movement triggered by processes for procurement, shipping, production supply and receipt, and integrate them with quality management, transportation, and foreign trade compliance.


Delivering Excellence (Transportation Management)

In today’s market a critical requirement is the need for resiliency in your supply chain. SAP TM meets that requirement by allowing you to create efficient and responsive transportation operations and standardize processes that allow you to reduce transportation costs and improve customer satisfaction.  SAP TM helps with order consolidation, maximizing return on spend by fine-tuning your transportation planning, execution, freight cost settlement and data analysis processes. It also allows you to define processes to mitigate risk and avoid disruptions while helping meet sustainability goals.  SAP TM not only helps lower freight spend, it also helps decrease expediting while enhancing customer satisfaction and loyalty via improved service effectiveness and improved OTD.


Key Features and Benefits

  • Closed loop processes: Connect every process from customer service to transportation, warehousing, execution all the way through freight settlement.
  • Integrated Platform: A unified platform for warehousing and transportation, eliminating silos and improving collaboration across departments.
  • Advanced technologies: Advanced technologies like AI, machine learning and IoT provide actionable insights and enable data-driven decision-making and continuous improvement.
  • Predictive Analytics: Identify trends in real-time based on live production data, enabling proactive interventions and minimizing disruptions to operations.
  • Scalability and Flexibility: Modular architecture allows for scalability and customization to meet the unique needs of different industries and organizations of all sizes.


In conclusion, the comprehensive package offering for advanced logistics represents a paradigm shift in how businesses manage their logistics operations. By harnessing the power of advanced technologies, organizations can maximize asset performance, reduce maintenance costs, and deliver service excellence like never before. Whether you're managing warehouse operations and want to improve labor planning or a transportation manager trying to minimize freight costs while maintaining service levels, investing in the SAP advanced logistics package is the key to staying ahead in today's competitive marketplace. Embrace the future of logistics—transform your operations, drive efficiency, and unlock new opportunities for growth and success. Get started today with the RISE with SAP advanced logistics package.

To learn more about Warehouse Operations Optimization go to: SAP Extended Warehouse Management

To learn more about Delivering Excellence go to: SAP Transportation Management