At a time when customers expect goods faster than ever, periods of disruption can become an obstacle to achieving world-class service levels. SAP’s Warehouse Management (WM) solutions offer tremendous hidden potential to streamline processes if utilized effectively. The possibilities only multiply with Extended Warehouse Management (EWM), SAP’s advanced warehouse management system.
With the mandatory migration to S4/HANA, and hence EWM drawing near, the time is now to carve the path forward. You need to know which functionalities are moving, understand what new capabilities are coming down the pipeline, and start preparing. By doing so you will be positioning your organization to manage the process and achieve improvements in agility, service, cost, and inventory performance.
Making the move to SAP EWM and S/4HANA is a big task, but there are many things you can do now to ease the transition when it comes. Take advantage of all the resources at your disposal to understand your options in detail, carefully weigh the cost and potential business value of the different deployment options and use the time you have now to achieve a high level of data and process integrity. Do these well, and you can expect a much smoother migration, shorter learning curves for your team, and ultimately the key to unlocking the business value of these powerful new solutions much more rapidly.