SAP EWM Implementation Project Requirement Gathering
SAP EWM Implementation Steps
There are 6 steps of SAP implementation
1. Project Preparation
2. Business Blue Print
4. Final Preparation
5. Go live
Phase Project Preparation
In SAP Warehouse Management System Implementation start with phase 1 with Project Preparation which start with requirement gathering.
Steps for Requirements Gathering
1) High level Evaluation
2) Warehouse layout
3) Questionnaire to business
4) Level 1/2 process and cross stream integration
5) Material list
6) Level 3/4/5 processes- final Business Process Master list
7) Warehouse Pictures/ Videos- tag every Pictures/ video with specific L4/L5
1. High Level Evaluation
There is lot of parameters which decides the solution to be choose.
o Shop Floor Area
o Raw Material Area
o Semi-Finished Goods Area
o Finished Goods Area
o Doors incoming or outgoing
High level pictures and videos asked from business stake holders to understand over all layout
High level layout can be plotted to have further discussion about processes and material movements
Sample Warehouse Plan Layout
Questionnaire to Business about Business Processes
? to be asked
Inbound process for example; from supplier, from production, subcontractor, intra/intercompany transfers
Production staging process- which types of materials are staged and how?
Internal movements- bin to bin transfer, replenishments.
Outbound movements- to customer, intra/intercompany transfers
Returns processes- Vendor/Customer returns
Warehouse label/form requirements
Output will be
High level understanding of overall processes, help in preparation of Business Process Master list (BPML)
Draft Process level 1&2
High level processes can be draft
Vendor Return Process
Customer Return Process
Output: High level business processes & preparation of BPML processes.
This will cover cross value stream integration with
Procure to Pay (P2P)
Demand to Supply (D2S)
Order to Cash (O2C)
Intra company/ intercompany transfer
Also from questionnaire determine these flows to get idea about stock transfers between business affiliates.
Cross stream integration
From other stream for example upstream like P2P, D2S, O2C collect information to determine E2E flows.
First steps towards defining
o Storage types
o Storage sections
Material movements need to capture in matrix so that overall idea of warehouse movements will be well understood. This will help to determine different warehouse process types (WPTs).
Configuration Master Data
1) Configuration and EWM master data objects are to be captured in Business Process Master List (BPML). For the scoping purpose.
2) Detailed configuration template documents and data conversion documents need to be prepared separately.
Rough preparation for BPML for next level for processes
Process level- 3/4/5
With this information Business solution architect & stream leads will able to figure out the L3/4/5 processes and process variants, this is illustrated for one of the stream. This will create clear final Business Process Master list (BPML)
What is Business Process Master List?
Business Process Master List (BPML) is a standard chart that helps define an entire project to guide implementation. It defines business scenarios, business processes and transactions in the form of excel chart.
Sample BPML- example Inbound from Supplier (maintain in excel sheet)
Warehouse pictures and Videos
Collect the pictures and videos if possible.
Workshop with business
Present final BPML and scope understood the business stakeholders. In order to start the Business Blue Print (BBP) need to conduct workshop with business stakeholders.
Parallel activity it is optional can be collected from business legacy system for analysis purpose.
Data from Legacy System
1) Plant list
2) Storage location list
3) Stock report
4) Inter/intra plant movements
5) Purchase order list
6) Sales and customer order list
7) Production order list
8) Plant and internal movements
9) Outbound deliveries to customer
10) Inbound deliveries from suppliers
11) Production RM consumption
Data will give fare picture of business scenarios if anything missed during requirement gathering.
SAP WM/EWM Functional Consultant
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