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  1. 1. Yard Management Andy Iska, Principal Consultant ] Assen Dinkov, Warehouse Systems Lead Old Dominion Freight Line [ ED HUDAK [ STEVE RUGGIERO ASUG INSTALLATION MEMBER ASUG INSTALLATION MEMBER MEMBER SINCE: 1998 MEMBER SINCE: 2000 [ SHERRYANNE MEYER ASUG INSTALLATION MEMBER MEMBER SINCE: 1999
  2. 2. [ Agenda  Introduction  Learning Points  Why Yard Management?  SAP's Functionality  Understanding Yard Management  A System Walkabout  Keys to a Successful Implementation  Recap  Q&A Real Experience. Real Advantage. 2
  3. 3. [ Old Dominion Freight Line Warehousing Services Old Dominion Freight Line is a 1.5 Billion Dollar LTL motor carrier providing multi-regional service among six regions in the United States. ODFL offers a broad range of expedited, logistical and warehousing services for both the domestic and global markets. ODFL Now Offers Warehousing! Locations: Thomasville, NC. Commerce, CA. Worcester, MA. Partner Locations: San Francisco, CA. Dallas,TX. Chicago, IL. ODFL offers a full range of warehousing from short term to contract warehousing coast to coast. ODFL value-added services include Pick and Pack,Ticketing, Labeling, Re-packing, Musical Assortments as well as display building. ODFL state of the art SAP warehouse management system offers Web-Based Visibility and is able to handle all EDI requirements Teaming up with the ODFL Global Department as well as the Best in Class LTL carrier in the Country our customers will always keep their Promises to their Customers www.odfl.com/warehousing Real Experience. Real Advantage. 3
  4. 4. [ Learning Points  Yard Management  Warehouse Door Management  Container and Transportation Equipment Management Real Experience. Real Advantage. 4
  5. 5. [ Why Use Yard Management  Get product in and out of the warehouse on time.  Enterprise wide visibility of what is in the yard.  Eliminate idle trailers and reposition assets based on need.  Able to plan and sequence docking, loading and unloading.  Reduce idle dock time and prepare for peak times.  Complete and detailed history of activities in the Yard. Real Experience. Real Advantage. 5
  6. 6. [ Features of SAP’s Yard Management  Management of Yard Processes  Yard Monitor  Yard Alerts  Scheduling Chart  Mobile Device Ready  Seamless integration with SAP’s warehouse, shipping etc. Real Experience. Real Advantage. 6
  7. 7. [ Yard Management and SAP System Landscape  Yard Management is part of EWM functionality.  Yard Management can be implemented in ECC or SCM.  Yard Management functionality is integrated with other SAP functionality.  Yard Management can be implemented on the core ECC server or on a decentralized and distributed system. Real Experience. Real Advantage. 7
  8. 8. [ Basic Data Entity of Yard Management  A vehicle needs to exist prior to tracking yard activities. A vehicle can be created as standalone or with reference to a shipping or delivery document. A vehicle can be created as a means of transport(tractor) or transport equipment(trailer).  YM utilizes the handling unit(HU) to represent a vehicle in the yard. HU 346 Type: Standard Container Category: Transport Equipment HU 345 Type: 20 Ton Truck Category: Means of Transport Real Experience. Real Advantage. 8
  9. 9. [ Activities that can recorded on a Vehicle/TU  Check-In/Check-out  Block/Unblock 1. Check-In  Loading/Unloading 5. Check-out 2. Schedule TU to Door  Movement  Scheduling 4. Load End 3. Move TU to door 2. Load Start  Sealing/Un-Sealing  Weighing Real Experience. Real Advantage. 9
  10. 10. [ Yard Activities Accomplishes the following and more  Arrival and Departure of Transport Unit (TU) / Vehicle  Visibility of Empty Transport Units in Yard  Reserve Empty Transport Units for Loading  Yard Location Assignment  Warehouse Door Assignment Real Experience. Real Advantage. 10
  11. 11. [ A System Walkabout with Inbound Deliveries Vehicle Many process variations possible. Here the Check-In activity •Creates a vehicle •Creates a check-in activity •Assigns the inbound delivery to the Vehicle. Other information such as Forwarding Agent, Standard Alpha Carrier Code(SCAC), Container ID can be associated with the Vehicle or Transportation Unit(TU) Real Experience. Real Advantage. 11
  12. 12. [ A System Walkabout with Inbound Deliveries contd The Vehicle is represented, internally, by a HU. The Container ID can be printed for tracking and scanning. Mobile Device Support: Standard RF transactions or Customized RF transactions can be used for recording Yard Activity Real Experience. Real Advantage. 12
  13. 13. [ A System Walkabout with Inbound Deliveries contd Staging Areas or “Bins” corresponding to the Doors/Docks can be used for tracking Inbound and Outbound material staging. Material Stock is received into the Staging Area that corresponds to the Door, the Door at which the Vehicle was moved to and unloaded. Real Experience. Real Advantage. 13
  14. 14. [ A System Walkabout with Outbound Shipments •Integration of Yard Management with SAP’s Shipping/Transportation functionality. •The screens show the automatic synchronization of shipping statuses and field values in the shipment document with the yard activity “Check-In”. Real Experience. Real Advantage. 14
  15. 15. [ A System Walkabout with Outbound Shipments contd •Recording of Yard Activity with an RF Scanner/Mobile Device. •Yard Check-Out can set the shipment status, execute a Goods Issue, send an ASN etc. Real Experience. Real Advantage. 15
  16. 16. [ A General System Walkabout Graphical Scheduling Chart for Doors/Vehicles. •Drag and Drop functionality is included. •The Blue Bar indicates the Vehicle is at the door. •The Gray Bar indicates that the Vehicle is scheduled for the door. Real Experience. Real Advantage. 16
  17. 17. [ Guiding Principles for a Successful Implementation  Clear Goals  Start Simple  Fast Executive Decisions  Industry Expertise  SAP Expertise  Control Scope Real Experience. Real Advantage. 17
  18. 18. [ Key Learnings  SAP can be used for Yard and Warehouse Dock Management.  Able to plan and sequence docking, loading and unloading.  Seamless integration with warehouse, shipping etc.  Complete and detailed history of activities in the Yard. Real Experience. Real Advantage. 18
  19. 19. [ Q&A Questions? Real Experience. Real Advantage. 19
  20. 20. [  Thank you for participating. Please remember to complete and return your evaluation form following this session. For ongoing education on this area of focus, visit the Year-Round Community page at www.asug.com/yrc ] [ SESSION CODE: 1409 How to contact the speaker? Andy Iska, Ankunft LLC aiska@ankunft.biz Real Experience. Real Advantage. 20