Difference SAP WM and SAP EWM
Complex warehouses often contain a multi-step inbound or outbound process. From the starting location, a product goes through various steps and stockpoints to conclusively arrive at the final location in the warehouse, and onward transport will start. In other words, the product is not immediately transferred to its final destination. In SAP EWM it is possible to define these steps per product or per product type. For this you use the Process-oriented storage control. While SAP WM does not have this standard functionality, through customization it can be realized in all likelyhood. If you want to use this solution, you will need customization.
Standard or customized?
What is the advantage of using standard SAP solutions over customization? First of all, a standard solution reduces the risk of problems. Then, you will run into bottlenecks less quickly. And, you also spend less time to identify the source of a bottleneck. If a consultant leaves the project in your company, his successor will be more easily up-and-running, if he has the relevant SAP EWM knowledge. But finally, customization still entails a risk. When new updates become available, customization often causes problems and needs to be updated as well
Switching to SAP EWM?
The Aiden Warehousing team has knowledge of both SAP WM and SAP EWM. All team members are EWM certified and have extensive practical experience. SAP WM remains an excellent solution if the inventory processes in your warehouse are not too complex. But if the complexity increases, and you still would like to meet customer’s requirements, it may the right moment to switch to SAP EWM. Are you considering this switch? Or would you like more text and an explanation of the added value for your warehouse?
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