SAP EWM is a streamlined and cost-effective warehouse management system for manual and automated inventory management solutions with material flow functionality and direct PLC-level control connection.
SAP EWM can be used as a decentralized system or as an embedded module within the SAP ERP S/4 HANA environment. The high-tech functions in the warehouse work to improve operational processes and transparency.
The high level of standardization reduces the chance of error and failure in day-to-day operations, resulting in excellent employee satisfaction and maximum throughput. The extensive mobile warehouse features (RF for mobile devices), Value Added Services, cross-docking operations, and the connected Material Flow System, which come standard with SAP EWM, are compelling reasons to invest in SAP EWM. Of course, SAP EWM includes a full Warehouse Management Monitor with choices for a Warehouse Cockpit.
SAP EWM's strong integration in today's SAP environment, as well as its ability to leverage current SAP expertise and accompanying tools such as SAP Business Warehouse (SAP BW) to analyze enormous volumes of data in order to gain relevant information for informed decisions, is one of its primary advantages.
Using an embedded EWM system, you get a simplified IT landscape and a reduced cost of ownership. User engagement and productivity are also improved with a single manageable solution and a common user experience across all aspects of ERP and warehouse management.
The advantages of using a single system include the ability to quickly connect all processes, such as planning and execution, product development, warehouse, quality, and transportation, to enable end-to-end operations management possible.
SAP Best Practices is a complete offering of preconfigured procedures, sample structures, and automated workflows that can be deployed "out-of-the-box" after years of engagement with enterprises engaged at every stage of the supply chain. Both the system implementation and the return on investment are being accelerated.
The functionality of S/4 HANA's built-in analytics engine may be utilized to provide extensive analysis and reporting of not just live transaction data, but also to provide real-time monitoring of warehouse operations with EWM embedded in the platform.