SAP EWM - Labor Management

Labor Management helps you to lower down the cost by making suitable use of resources in managing warehouse activities. Labor management tool can be used to record and measure employee’s productivity and you can also visualize reports in warehouse cockpit based on key figures. Using Labor management, you can also compare productivity of the warehouse employees.

In LM (Labor Management), you have to enter the master data processor which represents the warehouse employee and is defined as a Business Role Processor.

Here are a few important factors in the Master Data Processor −

  • Process Steps
  • Rate
  • Role in a group, etc.

You can check the information related to the Processor in a Warehouse Monitor tab in the EWM system. When you activate Labor Management in EWM, you can find additional nodes in the Monitor Tab → Labor Management.

Labor Management

Labor Utilization

This includes the following features −

  • Executed Workload
  • Indirect Labor Task
  • Planned Workload
Labor Utilization

Labor Time in Labor Management

You can track three types of time in Labor management.

  • Direct Labor − This includes the time to perform warehouse activities like picking, packing, put away, etc.

  • Indirect Labor − This includes extra activities to manage warehouse like Sweeping, cleaning, housekeeping etc.

  • Unproductive Time − Breaks, etc.

Note − Visualization feature in Labor management tool is used for BI reporting.

How to Create a Processor Business Partner?

To create a processor business partner, you can follow the subsequent path.

Navigate to EWM → Master Data → Resource Management → Processor → Create Processor.

Create Processor

Go to Identification tab and enter the Personal data

Enter Personal Data

In the LM attribute tab, enter the warehouse # and supply chain unit. In the Warehouse assignment tab, select warehouse# line and then click on Create external step.

Create external step

Enter the external steps as required. You can click on Insert row to add multiple rows. Click on the save button and note down the processor number.