The authors of »Introducing Transportation Management in SAP S/4HANA«

Stefan Sauer

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Stefan Sauer works in product and solution management for SAP as a global business developer and industry solution manager for the transportation industry. He is also a trainer for SAP TM for both functional and technical training courses, and he studied international business information technology at the Cooperative State University in Mannheim, Germany. He joined SAP in 2007, and gained experience as a part of development and consulting teams in Germany and with SAP Research in Australia.

Beginning with the ramp-up of SAP Transportation Management 8.0 in 2010, Stefan accompanied the software product as an SAP TM consultant for 6 years, being involved in implementation projects in retail and ocean freight industries and participating in customer engagements in other industries such as fashion, rail, air freight, and manufacturing. He has supported projects both from a business process perspective by creating blueprints and implementation concepts, and from a technical perspective as the link between project and custom development.

Bernd Lauterbach

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Dr. Bernd Lauterbach is chief solution architect for end-to-end transportation solutions in the SAP industry business unit Travel & Transportation (IBU T&T). His professional objective is support of worldwide and regional logistics service companies (carriers, forwarders, 3/4PLs, and others) in making their business run better and more efficiently by use of innovative SAP software solutions.

Before supporting the logistics industry, Bernd worked in SAP transportation development for 13 years as a development manager for SAP Event Management, SAP Auto-ID Infrastructure, and SAP Transportation Management, before developing parts of SAP ERP LE-TRA, where shippers have been the focus.

Bernd studied and received a PhD in electrical engineering from University of Bremen. His panoramic view and knowledge of logistics processes helps customers to identify synergies, innovations, and opportunities for improvement.


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Current titles

  • Cover of Transportation Management with SAP TM
    Transportation Management with SAP TM

    Bernd Lauterbach, Stefan Sauer, Jens Kappauf, Jens Gottlieb, Dominik Metzger, Christopher Sürie

    970 pages, hardcover

    This book is your ticket to a comprehensive view of SAP TM business processes and use. Learn to plan and document transportation, select carriers, and create forwarding orders. Discover industry-tested best practices and optimize standard functionality to make SAP TM More about the book

    from $69.99


    E-book | Print edition | Bundle
    • Plan and optimize: improve service, maximize use, and reduce costs
    • Manage: process orders, schedule bookings, and tender shipments
    • Integrate: utilize the full potential of SAP ERP, EWM, GTS, and Event Management
  • Cover of Shipping with SAP TM
    Shipping with SAP TM

    Stefan Sauer

    103 pages

    Learn how to optimize SAP Transportation Management functionality and configuration to ship your goods. See how your shipping process aligns with SAP TM, and find out how to configure and use specific shipping scenarios, like outsourcing, international inbound transport, domestic More about the book



    • Learn how SAP TM handles your shipping processes
    • Configure outbound domestic shipping in SAP TM
    • Extend SAP TM for retail and embedded LSPs