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Tips, tools & key success factors behind the successful implementation of SAP Extended Warehouse Management (SAP EWM) for a leading UK card retailer.

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Rocket Consulting Ltd, a leading UK SAP Supply Chain and Warehouse Management (WM) specialist presents an informative insight into some of the important elements behind implementing the SAP Extended …

Rocket Consulting Ltd, a leading UK SAP Supply Chain and Warehouse Management (WM) specialist presents an informative insight into some of the important elements behind implementing the SAP Extended Warehouse Management (EWM) platform. This includes experience and key success factors from the 2011 implementation for a leading card retailer in the UK.

In this presentation we will cover:
- How and why did Hallmark select SAP EWM
- Key Success Factor – Warehouse Definition
- Key Success Factor – EWM Flexibility
- Key Success Factor – Managing EWM Flexibility
- Project Benefits Overview

This presentation also demonstrates the benefits of 3D Visualization and Business Intelligence in the definition and validation of warehouse layout and processes using the SAP EWM project accelerator tool from Rocket Consulting call SAP EWM Virtual Warehouse Monitor (VWM).

For further information contact Rocket Consulting:
www.rocket-consulting.com
launch@rocket-consulting.com
+44 8448 040 660

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  • 1. Rocket Consulting Ltd Company Powerpoint Slide MASTER (PLEASE DO NOT EDIT) Tips, tools and key success factors behind the successful implementation of SAP Extended Warehouse Management for a leading UK card retailer Presenter: Lewis Marston, MD Rocket Consulting Ltd Copyright © Rocket Consulting Limited 2014. All Trademarks are hereby acknowledged. This document contains information that is proprietary to Rocket Consulting and must not be disclosed in whole or in part to any third party. #rocket_sap
  • 2. SAP SCM EWM Project Scope Distribution center based on EWM with integration to 4 non-SAP ERP systems EWM solution providing single warehouse system for 4 different businesses in the Group in a Logistics Service Provider style operation Project & Go Live Facts Go live: June 2011 Inbound put-awaysper day: 1000 Outbound daily delivery lines: 10000 Replenishments per day: 650 Picking warehouse tasks per day: 5500 Number of warehouse users: 100+ Number of bins: 60000 Staging lanes: 32 2 shift operation 60 RF operators in a single shift (3 shifts at peak) MHE: Cherry picker, Man-up, FLT, Side reach, PPT QUICK FACTS Industry: Retail Distribution Location: Bradford, UK A leading greeting card retail business. Distribution Centre for greeting cards, gift wrappings and other personal expression products. Rocket Consulting Ltd lanuch@rocket-consulting.com www.rocket-consulting.com In Partnership With Figures based on peak operation SCM EWM @ UK Card Retailer Copyright © Rocket Consulting Limited 2014.
  • 3. Rocket Consulting Ltd Company Powerpoint Slide MASTER (PLEASE DO NOT EDIT) Introduction Rocket Consulting is a specialist SAP consultancy dedicated to helping our customers meet the demands of today’s supply chain execution and management. How and why was SAP EWM selected Key Success Factor –Warehouse Definition Key Success Factor –EWM Flexibility Key Success Factor –Managing EWM Flexibility Project Benefits Overview Wrap up and Questions #rocket_sap Connect, Mobilise, Optimise, Benefit Practical innovative supply chain execution Copyright © Rocket Consulting Limited 2014.
  • 4. Rocket Consulting Ltd Company Powerpoint Slide MASTER (PLEASE DO NOT EDIT) ERP-WM ERP-EWM SCM-EWM How & why was SAP EWM selected WMS Selection Business Requirements Integration Costs Functionality & Usability Strategy Connect, Mobilise, Optimise, Benefit Practical innovative supply chain execution #rocket_sap Copyright © Rocket Consulting Limited 2014.
  • 5. Rocket Consulting Ltd Company Powerpoint Slide MASTER (PLEASE DO NOT EDIT) ERP-WM ERP-EWM SCM-EWM How & why was SAP EWM selected WMS Selection Business Requirements Integration Costs Functionality & Usability Strategy Connect, Mobilise, Optimise, Benefit Practical innovative supply chain execution #rocket_sap Copyright © Rocket Consulting Limited 2014.
  • 6. Rocket Consulting Ltd Company Powerpoint Slide MASTER (PLEASE DO NOT EDIT) ERP WM ERP EWM SCMEWM Client SAProadmap Multiple businesses & owners of stock Business/customer specific process Value added services Multiple-ERP process integration Labour management Operational reporting Native RF transactions Yard management SAP’s WMS strategy Flexibilityto enhance How & why was SAP EWM selected Benefit from our experience for free! Ask about our WMS selection tool. Connect, Mobilise, Optimise, Benefit Practical innovative supply chain execution Copyright © Rocket Consulting Limited 2014.
  • 7. Rocket Consulting Ltd Company Powerpoint Slide MASTER (PLEASE DO NOT EDIT) Key Success Factor –Warehouse Definition Accurate, optimised behaviour & reporting Process Configuration Resource Characteristics Warehouse Layout Solid foundations or compromise warehouse behaviour, resource utilisation & reporting!!! Connect, Mobilise, Optimise, Benefit Practical innovative supply chain execution Copyright © Rocket Consulting Limited 2014.
  • 8. Rocket Consulting Ltd Company Powerpoint Slide MASTER (PLEASE DO NOT EDIT) A decimal point could compromise warehouse behaviour, resource utilisation & reporting!!! Key Success Factor –Warehouse Layout Over 600,000warehouse layout data elements Bins Fields Layout elements Layout Data Connect, Mobilise, Optimise, Benefit Practical innovative supply chain execution Copyright © Rocket Consulting Limited 2014.
  • 9. Rocket Consulting Ltd Company Powerpoint Slide MASTER (PLEASE DO NOT EDIT) Key Success Factor –Warehouse Definition 60,000 Bins. All in the correct position? Find out about the Virtual Warehouse Monitor Connect, Mobilise, Optimise, Benefit Practical innovative supply chain execution Copyright © Rocket Consulting Limited 2014.
  • 10. Rocket Consulting Ltd Company Powerpoint Slide MASTER (PLEASE DO NOT EDIT) Key Success Factor –EWM Flexibility Without the flexibility offered by EWM the solution would have been practically impossible! •Multiple stock owners •Configurable reporting •End-to–end business process automation •Extending strategies •Enhanced replenishment •UoMby business •P&D optimisation •Verification rules •Multi-ERP integration •Extending interfaces •Tailoring warehouse RF experience •Process variation by business •Process variation by customer •Process variation by storage area Process Flexibility Technical Flexibility Implementation Flexibility Enhancement Flexibility Connect, Mobilise, Optimise, Benefit Practical innovative supply chain execution #rocket_sap Copyright © Rocket Consulting Limited 2014.
  • 11. Rocket Consulting Ltd Company Powerpoint Slide MASTER (PLEASE DO NOT EDIT) Key Success Factor –EWM Flexibility •Reduced need for bespoke development •SAP Add-ons ‘Rocket Packs’ further reduced development time, cost and risk Bespoke Development •Flexible process enhancements through Business Add-Ins •Enhancement while retaining standard core process with minimal development and low TCO impact •80% of BADI’s used had less than 5 lines of code! Enhance SAP Process (BADI) •Significantly improved process configuration options •Very flexible warehouse processes •Improved standard reporting Configure SAP Process Consider SAP Add-ons for EWM to cut development time, cost & risk. Connect, Mobilise, Optimise, Benefit Practical innovative supply chain execution Copyright © Rocket Consulting Limited 2014.
  • 12. Rocket Consulting Ltd Company Powerpoint Slide MASTER (PLEASE DO NOT EDIT) Key Success Factor –Managing EWM Flexibility With great flexibility comes great responsibility Blueprint Increased Blueprint design effort. Ensure tightly defined practical design. Realisation In-built quality. Embrace opportunity but keep design on track throughout. Client knowledge acquisition throughout. Keep documentation up to date as you go! Testing Testing is more complex, more scenarios. Planning and management even more critical. In-situ/Day-In-Life testing was a huge benefit. Training Training even more critical. Greater system functionality requires greater understanding. More information for Super-Users. Ensure support organisation readiness. Go-Live & Support Huge benefit of Day In the Life Of (DILO) and knowledge acquisition. Only 3 weeks of on-site support before transition to 3rdline support. Process Steps Customer Specific Handling Business Specific Handling Storage Specific Rules Possible Process Variations Connect, Mobilise, Optimise, Benefit Practical innovative supply chain execution #rocket_sap Copyright © Rocket Consulting Limited 2014.
  • 13. Rocket Consulting Ltd Company Powerpoint Slide MASTER (PLEASE DO NOT EDIT) Innovating EWM implementations with VWM Helping to delivery high quality, robust and well understood EWM solutions. Warehouse layout validation and accuracy •3D layout visualisation •Fast and accurate layout data validation •Accelerate data correction Building in quality •Bring virtual warehouse processes into the testing •Improved testing through process visualisation •Helps test processes not transactions Process understanding •Bring virtual warehouse processes into the classroom •Train on processes not transactions •Accelerate and increase solution understanding Optimisation and continuous improvement •Contextualised view of warehouse activity •Understand warehouse behaviour quickly •Accelerate optimisation phase •Facilitate continuous improvement Ask about our EWM QA service backed with the innovative power of VWM. Connect, Mobilise, Optimise, Benefit Practical innovative supply chain execution Copyright © Rocket Consulting Limited 2014.
  • 14. SAP SCM EWM Project Scope Distribution center based on EWM with integration to 4 non-SAP ERP systems EWM solution providing single warehouse system for 4 different businesses in the Group in a Logistics Service Provider style operation Project & Go Live Facts Go live: June 2011 Inbound put-awaysper day: 1000 Outbound daily delivery lines: 10000 Replenishments per day: 650 Picking warehouse tasks per day: 5500 Number of warehouse users: 100+ Number of bins: 60000 Staging lanes: 32 2 shift operation 60 RF operators in a single shift (3 shifts at peak) MHE: Cherry picker, Man-up, FLT, Side reach, PPT QUICK FACTS Industry: Retail Distribution Location: Bradford, UK A leading greeting card retail business. Distribution Centre for greeting cards, gift wrappings and other personal expression products. Rocket Consulting Ltd lanuch@rocket-consulting.com www.rocket-consulting.com In Partnership With Benefits Highlights Visibility of information Informed and empowered workforce Better management information Integrated warehouse Improved technical landscape Flexible warehouse Utilisation of resources Improved usability Reduction in process complexity Future Potential Performance improvements Process improvements Voice enablement Labour management Extended reporting Add more business e.g. online retail Integration into SAP landscape SCM EWM @ UK Card Retailer Come and ask us about fully integrated EWM voice solutions & the typical <12 month ROI. Copyright © Rocket Consulting Limited 2014.
  • 15. Rocket Consulting Ltd Company Powerpoint Slide MASTER (PLEASE DO NOT EDIT) 5 Takeaway tips to help your EWM project Understand your software selectionbusiness case and make a confident appropriate informed choice Recognise the significance of accuracyin ALL elements of warehouse definition: Process, Resources & Layout Embrace EWM’s flexibilitybut ensure to balance with appropriate effort into project activities & understanding Keep controlof the design, build qualityin throughout all project phases & aspects System, Technology, Operation, People Come & talk to us at our stand, we are a friendly bunch and would be happy to help you! Connect, Mobilise, Optimise, Benefit Practical innovative supply chain execution #rocket_sap Copyright © Rocket Consulting Limited 2014.
  • 16. Rocket Consulting Ltd Company Powerpoint Slide MASTER (PLEASE DO NOT EDIT) Questions & Further Information Questions please? www.rocket-consulting.com Supply Chain Innovation Team •Q&A forums •Webinars •Roundtable discussions •Thought leadership •Technology Rocket Consulting Online •www.rocket-consulting.com •Case studies •News & Events •SAP Add-ons and accelerators •Twitter: @rocket_sap •LinkedIn showcase pages Connect, Mobilise, Optimise, Benefit Practical innovative supply chain execution
  • 17. Rocket Consulting Ltd Company Powerpoint Slide MASTER (PLEASE DO NOT EDIT) Specialists in SAP Supply Chain Execution www.rocket-consulting.com Copyright © Rocket Consulting Limited 2014. All Trademarks are hereby acknowledged. This document contains information that is proprietary to Rocket Consulting and must not be disclosed in whole or in part to any third party Connect, Mobilise, Optimise, Benefit Practical innovative supply chain execution