Ever since S/4 HANA was announced there was mention of Simple Finance and Simple Logistics. At the same time from a business standpoint, Finance and Logistics go hand in hand and surely consultants /partners/customers are waiting to understand how Logistics will be “Simplified”. Drawing a parallel from Simple Finance, the expectation was to have key data model simplification and some key functional improvements in the Logistics area.
In continuation of learning and riding ahead in the S/4 HANA journey, I have been exploring SAP Simple Logistics for the past couple of months. Even though my background is in Supply Chain Planning (APO in particular) in recent times there has been some concern about what will happen to SAP APO and how it fits in future S/4 HANA journey. The exploration and analysis are based altogether on recent openSAP MOOC on S/4 HANA Deep Dive, SAP product roadmaps recently updated/added in Service Market Place and digging into Simple Finance connected documentation to know essentially however the “simplification” is being architected. For the sake of simplicity, my focus is on S/4 HANA On-Premise although I understand that the same codeine is being used for Public Cloud and Managed Cloud offering.
SAP simple logistics is also known as SAP S/4 HANA Enterprise Management. It consists of all the key modules below SAP ERP Business Suite - Material Management, Supply Chain, Demand Planning, Sourcing and Procurement, Contract Management, and Manufacturing.
S/4 HANA simple logistics comprises MM, PP, SD modules and a lot of submodules. By reducing and indexing the tables simplified method to enhance the potency of logistics, for example, material requirement design.
In SAP S/4HANA easy logistics system transactions are accustomed to convert purchase order to urge requisitions that ultimately can increase the speed and deficiency of open supply assignments.
SAP S/4HANA simple logistics helps one to seem at dealings data even by taking a look of master data, also it helps one to remove unnecessary tables lined up to the situation which may be useful for scaling up the business graphs the initial Nast output system has been changed to the most recent BRF and systems that modify and escalate business progress with its consumer and customer-friendly information.
Also, you may find this SAP Simple Logistics training helpful.
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