Your complete guide to connecting your 3PL vendors with SAP S/4HANA!

Integrating Third-Party Logistics with SAP S/4HANA







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455 pages, , Print edition hardcover
ISBN 978-1-4932-2446-3
455 pages,
E-book formats: EPUB, PDF, online
ISBN 978-1-4932-2447-0
455 pages, , Print edition hardcover
E-book formats: EPUB, PDF, online
ISBN 978-1-4932-2448-7
Working with external partners for logistics operations? Set up seamless communication between your systems using this all-in-one handbook! Start with an overview of third-party logistics and learn how to design the best landscape for your business model. Then follow click-by-click instructions for connecting SAP S/4HANA with your 3PL vendors. Configure settings for goods movement, inventory management, shipping, delivery, and batch management. Learn how to set up relevant master data, map warehousing in your system, exchange data through middleware, and more!
  • Connect your SAP S/4HANA system to your 3PL vendors
  • Configure key settings around packaging and traceability, shipping and delivery, and inventory and reconciliation
  • Send data via EDI and IDocs, direct connectivity and middleware, and application programming interfaces
About the Book About the E-book 455 pages, hardcover, 1.13 in. Reference book format 7 x 10 in. Printed black and white on 50# offset paper from sustainable sources. Casebound for durability. Reader-friendly serif font (TheAntiquaB 9.5 Pt.). One-column layout. E-book in full color. PDF (46 MB), EPUB file (23 MB) for download, DRM-free with personalized digital watermark. Copy and paste, bookmarks, and print-out permitted. Table of contents, in-text references, and index fully linked. Including online book edition in dedicated reader application.

In this book, you'll learn about:

  1. System Design

    Begin by designing the optimal 3PL implementation for your business needs and KPIs. Learn how to assess your 3PL requirements for order fulfillment, storage and warehousing, distribution and transportation, and value-added services.

  2. Settings and Controls

    Get familiar with the master data and organizational elements that power logistics-relevant transactions in SAP S/4HANA. Walk through the system settings you need to configure for packaging, traceability, shipping, delivery, inventory management, and reconciliations.

  3. Managing Data

    Send and receive data seamlessly between all of your vendors. Use electronic data interchange (EDI) to exchange key documents with your business partners. Customize your business rules with APIs designed to integrate with SAP S/4HANA applications.

Highlights include:

  • Master data
  • Packaging and traceability
  • Shipping and delivery
  • Inventory management
  • Warehousing
  • Transportation
  • Application link enabling (ALE)
  • IDocs
  • Business Rules Framework plus (BRFplus)
  • Data monitoring
  • Direct connectivity and middleware

Gautam Bhattacharya is a senior managing consultant at IBM, where he focuses on strategic sourcing and procurement, intercompany supply chain management and accounting, and 3PL integration.

Mehfuze Ali Molla is a senior consultant at IBM. He has more than 15 years of SAP-related experience with ABAP and Basis, covering all project stages including requirements determination, gap analysis, business process reengineering, issue resolution, configuration, custom code specifications, testing, training, go-live assistance, and post implementation support.

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