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Optimize your Warehouse Processes using SAP Extended Warehouse Management (SAP EWM)

*** The following was written in collaboration with Charla Pachucki – SAP Education Platinum Instructor in North America ***


SAP Extended Warehouse Management is an integral part of our SAP Supply Chain Management (SAP SCM) application. It is not only a key component in managing logistics and fulfillment, it can also help you gain more control over your warehousing processes and provide you with the tools needed to improve your warehouse efficiency, transform your operations, and increase your competitiveness.


With SAP EWM, you can optimize these processes:


  • Inbound processes – Establish support for yard management, put-away and stock removal strategies, expected goods receipt, cross-docking, pick from goods receipt and push deployment, transportation cross-docking, value-added services, and quality management.
  • Outbound processes – Perform wave processing and replenishment processing.
  • Storage-bin management and optimization – Manage handling units, use slotting functions, and take physical inventory.
  • Distribution center processes – Enable planning and monitoring, radio frequency support, serial number support, resource management, labor management, and automation and support for material flow systems.


SAP Education offers the following training options for Extended Warehouse Management (SAP EWM):


EWM100 – Extended Warehouse Management Processes provides an introduction to the EWM business processes and warehouse structure. In addition to Goods Receipt and Goods Issue processing, it also focuses on additional warehouse processes such as slotting, yard management, and labor management.  The course also defines the organizational structures and master data used in EWM.


Why should you invest in this course?  To learn how to:


  • Efficiently and effectively manage the movements in your warehouse from point of goods receipt to goods issue.
  • Achieve higher process and stock visibility by utilizing the warehouse monitor.
  • Define storage bins based upon your own requirements.
  • Optimize the planning of inbound deliveries through the use of expected goods receipt functionality for both purchase orders and production orders.
  • Manage and measure employee performance against engineered labor standards or other performance metrics using labor management. 
  • Optimize your warehouse processes by using RFID technology.
  • Manage handling units.


Please note: EWM100 is a must have prerequisite for EWM110


EWM110 – Extended Warehouse Management Customizing focuses on configuring  EWM organizational elements such as warehouses, storage types, storage sections and activity areas, defining layout control for both goods receipts and goods issues, conducting a physical inventory, and creating the required settings for slotting and rearrangement.


What is the benefit of taking this course? To learn how to:


  • Improve your distribution and storage processes to enable a more efficient warehouse using slotting and rearrangement.
  • Control work processes inside and outside of your warehouse such as waves, kitting, labeling, and yard management.
  • Optimize storage-bin management with slotting and rearrangement functionalities that ensure that products are assigned to the correct storage bin.
  • Manage physical inventory and cycle counting within your warehouse.
  • Configure labor management to efficiently plan, simulate, and measure your workforce.
  • Maximize warehouse capacity by configuring stock putaway rules and strategies.
  • Configure stock removal strategies to ensure that the optimal picking bin is found.


View the entire EWM curriculum path here.


Are you planning to become EWM certified?   Try the P_LEWM_64 professional certification exam.

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