Main Features of SAP Extended Warehouse Management

If you're a warehouse manager or supply chain professional, you know that managing a warehouse can be a complex and time-consuming task. From tracking inventory and managing inbound and outbound processes, to optimizing storage and picking, there are many moving parts to keep track of. That's where SAP Extended Warehouse Management (EWM) comes in.

SAP EWM Overview

SAP EWM is a module within the SAP supply chain management (SCM) system that provides advanced warehouse management capabilities. It enables organizations to optimize their warehouse operations, including inbound and outbound processes, inventory management, and storage and picking. With EWM, you can streamline your warehouse operations and improve efficiency, resulting in cost savings and increased customer satisfaction.

One of the key benefits of EWM is its real-time integration with other SAP systems, such as SAP Material Management (MM) and SAP Sales and Distribution (SD). This allows for seamless communication and data exchange between different parts of the supply chain, enabling organizations to make better-informed decisions and respond quickly to changes in demand or supply.

Features of SAP EWM

In addition to its integration capabilities, EWM offers a range of features that can help improve warehouse efficiency, such as:

  • Automated warehouse processes: EWM can automate a wide range of warehouse tasks, including goods receipt, goods issue, and inventory management, to reduce the need for manual labor. This can free up your warehouse staff to focus on more value-added tasks, such as improving processes or developing new strategies.
  • Advanced storage and picking: EWM includes features such as real-time inventory tracking, advanced storage bins, and voice-guided picking, which can help improve the accuracy and efficiency of warehouse operations. This can reduce errors and lost time, leading to cost savings and improved customer satisfaction.
  • Flexible reporting and analytics: EWM provides a range of reporting and analytics tools that can help organizations track and analyze their warehouse performance, identify bottlenecks, and make data-driven improvements. With this information, you can make informed decisions about where to allocate resources and how to optimize your warehouse processes.
  • Mobile device integration: EWM can be accessed and controlled via mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets. This allows warehouse workers to access important information and perform tasks on the go, improving efficiency and flexibility.
  • Automatic replenishment: EWM includes a feature that can automatically generate replenishment orders based on real-time inventory levels and pre-defined rules. This can help prevent stock-outs and improve inventory accuracy, resulting in cost savings and improved customer satisfaction.
  • RFID integration: EWM can be integrated with RFID (radio-frequency identification) technology to track and manage inventory in real time. This can improve the accuracy and speed of warehouse tasks, such as receiving and picking.
  • Labor management: EWM includes tools for tracking and optimizing warehouse labor, including the ability to schedule and track employee tasks, as well as to monitor and analyze employee productivity. With this information, you can identify areas for improvement and implement strategies to increase efficiency.
  • Integrated transportation management: EWM can be integrated with SAP Transportation Management (TM) to optimize the movement of goods within the supply chain. This can help reduce transportation costs and improve delivery times, leading to cost savings and improved customer satisfaction.

Overall, SAP EWM can be a valuable tool for organizations looking to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their warehouse operations.

If you are a SAP EWM user or are considering switching to SAP EWM, you can contact us to get information about our SAP EWM consultancy service.


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