Supply chain management (SCM) software, which is made up of a variety of modules, is essential to running a smooth supply chain. In this guide, you'll find introductions to SCM system modules, including supply chain planning and execution, supply chain visibility, inventory management, demand planning, value chain, transportation and logistics, network design, event management, proof of delivery, forecasting and asset management. SAP SCM - an important part of the group of SAP customized solutions, boasts of the distinction of being one of the most impactful SCM software applications in the market. It is specifically designed to maintain organization relationships with customers and suppliers; streamline the processes of planning, distribution, inventory and transportation; and effectively control and manage the entire supply chain to address customer expectations and perform to the optimum levels.
SAP SCM (Supply Chain Management) plays an important role in enabling an organization coordinate its entire supply chain process in accordance to the dynamism in the environment - thus helping customers, suppliers, manufactures, retailers, business partners and other global connections to stay connected and generate result-oriented solutions.
The components of SAP SCM are:
SC Collaboration - helps in making collaborative forecasts and agreements.
SC Planning - generates tactical and operational plans on the basis of current, relevant data.
SC coordination - coordinates through the exchange of data and information between departments.
SC Execution - ensures that well conceived plans are executed to cater to customer orders in the best possible manner.
SAP SCM primary applications are segregated as:
General areas of SAP
SAP Extended Warehouse
SAP Transportation Management
Advanced Planning and Optimization
Supply chain management
SAP supply network collaboration
Forecasting and Replenishment
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