This tutorial gives you an overview and talks about the fundamentals of SAP EWM.
Extended Warehouse Management (EWM) offers you flexible, automated support for processing various goods movements and for managing stocks in your warehouse complex. EWM gives you the option of mapping your entire warehouse complex in detail in the system, down to storage bin level. Not only does this give you an overview of the total quantity of a product in the warehouse, but you can also always see exactly where a specific product is, at any time, in your warehouse complex. With EWM, you can optimize the use of various storage bins and stock movements, and can store together stocks from several plants in randomly-managed warehouse.
The warehouse management monitor is a central tool for keeping warehouse managers constantly up-to-date as to the current situation in the warehouse, and to enable them to initiate appropriate responses in light of this situation. It also contains alert monitoring capabilities, which highlight to warehouse managers actual and potential problematic situations in the warehouse, and provide exception handling tools.
A handling unit is a physical unit consisting of packaging materials (load carriers/packing material) and the goods contained on/in it. A handling unit is always a combination of products and packaging materials. All the information contained in the product items, for example, about batches, is retained in the handling units and is always available.Handling units can be nested, and you can create a new handling unit from several other handling units.A handling unit has a unique, scannable identification number that you can construct according to industry standards such as EAN 128 or SSCC.
Labor Management provides you with a series of functions that help you to plan labor times and resources in your warehouse more effectively, thereby making your warehouse more productive. You use these functions to measure, plan, simulate, and visualize the activities in your warehouse.You can compare and evaluate the performance of your warehouse employees based on engineered labor standards. After executing planned work, you can compare the planned and actual times, and trigger incentives such as bonus payments using a connected HR system.LM enhances the comprehensive warehouse management offered by Extended Warehouse Management (EWM), and was developed as an addition to EWM. LM is service-oriented and uses measurement services in planning, for example.It supports processes such as analytical functions by providing BI Content for EWM. You can find all the BI objects in InfoArea Extended Warehouse Management (0WM) under Supply Chain Management. You use these for long-term, strategic planning, in addition to the short-term, operational planning that you perform in EWM through planning and simulation.