SAP SCM: Applications and Modeling for Supply Chain Management (with BW Primer) / Edition 1

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Overview

SAP SCM: Applications and Modeling for Supply Chain Management empowers you to capitalize on the sophistication of SAP APO. This book provides clear advice on the inevitable, critical decisions that can lead to project success or failure and shows you, wherever you are on the supply chain management staff—buyer, planner, ground controller or analyst—to fully exploit the agility SAP APO offers.
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“Wood has put together an excellent resource for users who want to understand more of what they can do with SAP SCM" (Supply Management, Thursday 6th September 2007)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471769910
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 2/2/2007
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 10.00 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

DANIEL C. WOOD is a senior business system analyst for supply chain management at Intel Corporation; he also serves as an adjunct faculty in the Department of Information Systems at Arizona State University's W.P. Carey School of Business.
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Table of Contents

Preface ix

Acknowledgments xiii

Table of Abbreviations xv

Part 1 Cultural Background: The Business and Technical Context for SCM 1

1 How to Use This Book: APO as a Mind Map 3

One Book, Many Curriculums: Custom Recommendations for Reading Order 5

Included and Excluded: Scope of this Text 6

2 SCM Architecture 11

Enterprise Landscape for Planning in SCM 11

SCM Applications and Components 14

Simulating the Supply Chain 20

APO Tools for Users 22

3 Supply Chain Landscape 34

Supply Chain Landscape 34

Planning Supply Chain Disciplines 40

Supply Chain Data Pipelines 47

Integrated, Wall-to-Outside-the-Wall Supply Chain Solution 49

4 Advice to the Executive Considering SAP APO and SCM 50

Six Short Executive Lessons in ERP 51

Profile of an SAP SCM Project with a High Likelihood of Success 59

Part 2 Stocks and Bases: Master Data SCM 61

5 Supply Chain Management Master Data 63

Locations and Calendars 63

Products 70

Resources and Work Centers 84

Production Process Models and Run Time Objects 96

Transportation Lanes 108

External Procurement Relationships 111

Quota Arrangements 116

Models and Planning Versions 119

Transactional Data 124

Master Data Recipes 127

6 Analytical Master Data: BW Primer Part I 131

SCM versus ‘‘Analytical’’ Master Data 131

Star Schema 133

BW, APO, and Analytical Data Objects 135

BW in the SCM Data Mart 138

Setting Up Analytical Master Data 138

7 Core Interface 146

When R/3 Is Not the Transactional Data Management System 147

Using R/3 with APO 147

Basic Integration Model Configuration 148

Part 3 Entrees: APO Planning Modules 161

8 APO User Interfaces and the PP/DS Module 163

General APO User Interfaces 164

PP/DS Context 202

PP/DS Master Data and CIF 205

Using PP/DS 208

Configuring PP/DS 214

Detailed Scheduling and PP/DS User Interfaces 222

9 Demand Planning Module 230

DP Master Data and CIF 231

Using DP 232

Configuring DP 235

Univariate Forecast 240

Demand Planning Configuration Recipe 250

10 Supply Network Planning 251

SNP Master Data and CIF 253

Using SNP 254

Configuring SNP 257

SNP Configuration Recipe 271

Part 4 Beyond Planning: Analytics, Collaboration, and Keys for Success 273

11 BW Primer Part II 275

Not Just a Data Warehouse: Reengineering ERP 275

Using BEx 278

BW Enterprise and BW Data Mart 281

Profile of a Full-Powered APO Deployment 282

12 Inventory Collaboration Hub and APO Collaboration 285

B2B Context of ICH and Collaboration 285

ICH Master Data 289

Using ICH and APO Collaboration 290

ICH Data Pipelines 294

13 The Lucky Chapter: Of Boats and Software—Four Keys to Unlocking SCM 296

‘‘Keys’’: To Neuter a Cliche 297

It’s Only a Key If You Know It’s a Key 298

The Keys 299

What Would You Pay For Wal-Mart’s or UPS’s Supply Chain? 310

Index 313

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