As part of its "SUPPLY CHAIN EXECUTION INITIATIVE", SAP will offer full integration of storage and transportation processes in the future. In particular, the tried-and-tested SAP Extended Warehouse Management (SAP EWM) and SAP Transportation Management (SAP TM) modules will form an integrated unit in the next 9.0 release.

During this era of internationalisation and the globalisation of transportation routes, and taking into consideration the ever-increasing costs of global shipping, an intelligent task management system using SAP can contribute to significant cost savings. There is also a need to keep an eye on cutting CO² emissions and maintaining an ecological balance by avoiding routes that are unnecessary.

With the SAP TM (SAP Transport Management) software suite and its tight integration with SAP EWM (SAP Extended Warehouse Management), you can boost profitability while simultaneously extending coverage to meet the increasing demand for specialised transportation processes:

  • Proper planning of transportation resources and routes
  • Optimal freight distribution via road, rail, sea and air
  • Efficient use of container capacities
  • Use of freight forwarder tendering
  • Fine-tuned freight fee management
  • etc.

Tight integration of warehousing and transport logistics is a multiplier that strengthens the constant process flow from the raw materials to the end customer's finished product. From an IT perspective, this needs to be achieved while keeping subsystems to a minimum.

For retailing and production companies alike, IGZ has observed an increasing need for the "fusion" of these transportation process chains with warehousing processes, and many customers are now warmly welcoming the opportunities offered by interfacing SAP EWM (SAP Extended Warehouse Management) with SAP TM (SAP Transport Management).

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