SAP Simple Logistics - Main Components

In today’s business, it is one of the toughest challenges to meet the inventory requirements as per customer demands. Also, with the development of new technologies, the expectations have increased.

Inventory Management

With the use of S/4 HANA, an improvement in Inventory Management is observed with the creation of one document table (MATDOC).

Inventory Management

In the above image, you can see a simplified inventory management data model that led to the creation of Material document table MATDOC. Following changes are implemented with this approach −

  • No need of saving aggregated tables, on fly aggregation
  • No joining is required with merging header and item level
  • Corrected Material Master Data Table

Material Valuation

In SAP S/4 HANA Enterprise Management, following material valuation methods are supported −

  • Standard Price
  • Moving Avg. Price
  • Actual Costing

You have the clear separation of master data from transactional data. S/4HANA data model includes only 4 tables instead of multiple tables. You observe reduction of memory footprint and data footprint.

Reporting is not only based on material ledger tables and that contains data only related to material. No information is provided related to financial dimensions. The new reporting based on S/4 HANA data model includes both financial and material data.

Data Model

Material Requirements Planning Run and Analysis

Using SAP S/4 HANA, material requirement planning shows an overview of the innovations with performance improvement in MRP run. All the material flow is analyzed in real time and quickly identifies any disruptions in material flow and the impact of these issues in Material Requirement Planning Analysis.

Following benefits can be achieved using the new support model −

  • Scenario dependent and 10 times faster.

  • Support for in-house production and delivery schedules.

  • Classic mode for capacity planning and discontinuation.

  • MRP run on any personal device.

  • Adoptable and personalization.

  • With SAP S/4 HANA Enterprise Management, you can use an exception-based working mode to detect issues earlier and this approach helps to improve customer satisfaction by using the Sales Order Fulfillment cockpit.