To understand TM-EWM integration we need to understand WMS (Warehouse Management System) and TMS (Transportation Management System)
What is WMS?
We need to understand first what is WMS?
A warehouse management system (WMS) is a software solution that offers visibility into a business' entire inventory and manages supply chain fulfillment operations from the distribution center to the store shelf.
SAP ERP WM for Warehouse Management Solution
SAP Extended Warehouse Management (EWM) with advanced functionality
A Warehouse is Place where we store products
That may be Raw, Material, Finished goods, Temperature Controlled, or Cross Dock Warehouse
Activities with in Warehouse
What is TMS?
A transportation management system (TMS) is a logistics platform that uses technology to help businesses plan, execute, and optimize the physical movement of goods, both incoming and outgoing, and making sure the shipment is compliant, proper documentation is available.
TM EWM Integration
Today’s digital supply chain is advanced central process driving all the industry operations. Improvement in the efficiency of a supply chain is one of the major aims for most customers. SAP TM helps in the reduction of freight costs with optimization of capacity of Transportation resources (for example; Trucks, Trailers) and SAP EWM assists in the improvement of warehouse efficiencies.
Now the SAP TM-EWM Embedded in S/4HANA, SAP also offers direct integration between SAP TM and EWM.
Packages Building functionality for Transportation management provides the option to build overall pallets/HU’s with the most appropriate packaging materials to optimize the capacity of the truck. Direct integration between TM & EWM can now transfer the packaging material in TM to EWM so that the warehouse manger arranges to also pack the deliveries of materials with the same packaging materials, complete picking, loading and dispatch goods to customer.
S/4HANA core business document (Sales Order/Delivery/Purchase Order) triggers the creation of Transportation Request as Freight Unit in SAP TM, Transport planners complies the planning using Transportation Cockpit, resulting into creation of Freight Order/Freight Booking. Planner then sets the status of FO/FB to “Load plan finalized” or sends loading instructions to SAP EWM. EWM receives the trigger from TM with required details and creates Transportation Unit for picking, loading and goods issue to customer.
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