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The Road to EWM Improvement

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The company went live with its first EWM warehouse hub in 2020 on SAP S/4HANA. The site functions as a storage facility for spare parts which service both fixed plant and vehicle assets. It operates with an array of equipment and technology including Materials Handling Equipment (MHE), Radio Frequency (RF) Devices, and a Hänel vertical lift solution.

Although the EWM solution was live and stable, the anticipated improvements in operational efficiency after the go-live were limited. Recognising that the business benefits of EWM could be maximised, the customer engaged us to conduct a solution assessment for the warehouse to evaluate its current EWM usage and identify potential improvements.

The outcome of our assessment identified several key areas, which required development, relating to receiving, despatch and reporting activities, including:

  • Improvements to the identification and flow of goods after transport arrival on site
  • Improved identification and execution of cross docking opportunities during receipt
  • Greater alignment of transport schedules and prioritisation within outbound warehousing activities
  • Improved confidence in system guided execution processes, and take full advantage of task interleaving
  • Utilised SAP’s embedded analytics framework for real-time KPI visibility

Following our review, our specialist EWM consultants will support the customer to translate the key areas for improvement into actions, helping the business achieve tangible and noticeable improvements in warehouse activities.

Furthermore, we will be leading a series of in-depth workshops for each improvement area to outline the roadmap for the range of solutions, including system and configuration changes, as well as business process and role changes. As part of the solution implementation, we will be providing full documentation and knowledge transfer.

Commenting on our latest win, Head of Sales Paul Fraser said: “We are very excited to be embarking on one of our first major projects in Australia, working with a new customer to help optimise its EWM system usage.”

“Thanks to our expansion into Australia, we now have dedicated support for consulting and implementations in the region. This allows us to provide our SAP supply chain expertise, and our range of innovative solutions including PreBilt, CodingControl and IDoc Management Console to even more customers across the world, adding significant value to their SAP systems”

For more information on our SAP EWM or S/4HANA expertise, or any of our SAP supply chain solutions, please get in touch.

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The Config Team are an innovative team of SAP experts specialising in all aspects of SAP supply chain. We design and implement solutions that will increase your operational efficiency and delight your customers through consulting, support, and state-of-the-art products. Our knowledge of the SAP supply chain is unmatched, allowing us to deliver solutions to global brands in a wide range of industries for over 25 years, establishing an international reputation as The SAP Supply Chain Specialists.

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