Business ExampleWith the introduction of Extended Warehouse Management (EWM) as a second WM application, it is important to understand the background and key characteristics of
EWM so that you can differentiate EWM from the SAP ERP Warehouse Management application.
WM vs. EWM
The SAP ERP warehouse management system remains a viable alternative for many warehouses. The introduction of the SAP Extended Warehouse Management System does not mean that it replaces the SAP WM system. It just means that there is now an additional alternative for those warehouses that require the functionality provided by EWM.
Difference One of the main differences between the SAP WM system and the SAP EWM system is that functionally, the WM system in more .inward. focused. In general, there is very little functionality that provides a link to external processes such as transportation cross-docking, contract packaging and transportation.
Value added services
Serial number support
Multiple wave strategies
Advanced cycle counting
Basic labor management
Counting triggered by various criteria
Consolidation/deconsolidation of materials
Flexible warehouse modeling
Other EWM functions
Labor management `
Goods receipt optimization
Manual creation of outbound deliveries in EWM
Catch weight support
Material Flow System (MFS)
Support for the IS-Retail article master
EWM System Environment and Deployment Options EWM 2005
An application in the SCM system environment
A fully decentralized WM system 2007
An application includes other applications in SCM 2007
Advanced system and optimization
If due to performance considerations, EWM can be run in its own server environmentB
SAP recommends that EWM not run in the same server as a planning application such as the APO Demand planning and Production Planning/Detail Scheduling.
EWM does require integration with an ERP system for master and transaction data