SAP Launches Latest Version of mySAP Supply Chain Management

Monday 19 April 2004 09:56 CET | News

SAP has launched its latest version of mySAP Supply Chain Management (mySAP SCM). With its latest SCM solution, SAP introduces a new responsive replenishment scenario and RFID-enabled (radio frequency identification) supply chain execution processes, which will help enterprises gain better visibility into real-time customer demand and enable them to build more adaptive supply chains.

The new responsive replenishment process will enable companies to respond to real-time customer demand, including promotion-driven demand, coupled with the ability for retailers and consumer goods companies to support a fully automated replenishment process on a daily or sub-daily level. This functionality will allow companies to manage their replenishment processes much more efficiently, resulting in reduced inventory levels, shortened order cycle times and improved customer satisfaction. This will also enable them to meet the increasing replenishment requirements created by a growing global market and help them build customer and demand-driven supply networks that can span both SAP and non-SAP IT environments. Leveraging the SAP Auto-ID Infrastructure (SAP AII), a component of the SAP NetWeaver application and integration platform, SAPs newest SCM solution will support RFID-enabled execution scenarios within warehouse and logistics processes. These scenarios will allow companies to meet RFID mandates from government agencies as well as major retailers such as Wal-Mart, METRO and Target. The latest release of mySAP SCM will also offer enhancements to SAP Advanced Planning & Optimization (SAP APO) for cross-industry implementation as well as new and enhanced industry-specific functionality. Benefits will include a fully automatic approach for adaptive forecasting and life-cycle planning within the demand-planning functionality. Customers will also be able to use adaptive forecasting to select optimal methods and parameters for each planning object. In the area of supply network planning, planning of subcontracting relationships has been enhanced to support business requirements for increased outsourcing of production capabilities. SAP APO will also offer companies enhanced transportation planning, vehicle scheduling and production planning and detailed scheduling functionality to support requirements for increased adaptive network planning. The latest version of mySAP SCM, available at the end of June 2004, builds on the solution breadth, SAP NetWeaver technology and integrated solution capabilities of the previous release of mySAP SCM. The new release will feature enhanced processes within SAP APO, SAP ICH and SAP Event Management (SAP EM) as well as a tighter integration with supply chain and manufacturing execution applications residing within mySAP ERP.

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