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Dear Experts/ Newbies,…

This blog will showcase -How a person approach to earn Domain knowledge before entering Field of is quite interesting that we have many books to guide..i am sharing very few but count is endless… 🙂 🙂 🙂  and one another intention it to help newbies to get into SAP. they can go through the books and easy for them to become a consultant. also useful for business users/ core users/managers/ business owners and leads..

I have came across from many persons and from many threads on this Warehouse management space asking for books to study Logistics/Supply chain and especially due to SAP introduced SAP WM – many people interested to know about the warehouse. therefore,
I have decided to share here the books that I consider more relevant on this Warehouse management space.

Thanks to SAP Press for bringing very good books on SAP. very nice..

Starting with the SAP Press “official” books, we can find some intersting topics about Materials management, warehouse management and logistics..

If you are just starting to learn Warehouse management and SCM and you would like to learn a little bit about process before a deep dive into the technical aspects, a good book to start is

Warehouse Management: A Complete Guide to Improving Efficiency and Minimizing Costs in the Modern Warehouse

Excellence in Warehouse Management: How to Minimize Costs and Maximize Value 1st Edition

Warehouses are often seen as a necessary evil: places that stop the flow of goods and thus increase costs without adding value. But the truth is that they have a critical part to play in supply chain management, and warehouse managers should be centrally involved in the strategic aspects of any business. Excellence in Warehouse Management covers everything you need to know to manage warehouse operations as part of a streamlined and holistic system, fine-tuned to serve the customer and drive the bottom-line.

Warehouse Management: Automation and Organisation of Warehouse and Order picking systems- By Michael Hompel, Thorsten Schmidt

this book speaks thousands…

The Warehouse Management Handbook Jerry D. Smith

Completely revised to reflect recent developments ranging from ADA requirements to re-engineering, benchmarking and cycle-time reduction, this book provides advice on planning, equipping and managing every aspect of the warehouse operation/ all-around excellent educational resource for those who are both looking to understand the nature of warehousing activities as well as for potential solutions.

A Supply Chain Logistics Program for Warehouse Management

A well-planned, well-structured warehouse management system (WMS) offers significant advantages to an organization, particularly in its ability to make warehouse operations more efficient, more cost effective, and more responsive.
A Supply Chain Logistics Program for Warehouse Management details the concepts, applications, and practices necessary for the successful management of a WMS program, including the selection and adoption of the right software.Taking a process approach to a generic warehouse and its workings, the authors trace a product’s life cycle from its receipt at a warehouse, through its outbound shipment, and to its eventual return.

This approach illustrates the logistics of a well-run supply chain and how it works in relation to every phase of a warehouse’s operation. The book details each phase and its related process, demonstrating how every component fits into the overall operation. Specific topics include how to reduce product damage, enhance identified product flow and track inventory, increase employee productivity, improve customer service, reduce warehouse operating costs, improve profits, and assure asset protection. The book also presents guidelines, tips and checklists so the reader can view how each component is carried out.

Whether a warehouse operation supports a small, medium, or large business, A Supply Chain Logistics Program for Warehouse Management is an important book to have in order to design a system that reduces operating costs, improves products, and maintains timely delivery to customers.

For those Production planning, Inventory Operation materials/cost, safety stock maintenance etc.. simply Inventory & Warehouse lovers

*** we cannot skip the book Goal– i have considered it as a bible.. we wont get bored while reading.. author has taken the story in such a way to motivate the persons to read furthet.. especially the Alex facing problems in his plant..and how he solved and made success. really superb one..

The Goal- [story approach] explains about the planning, production, safety stock maintenance and inventory and warehouse handling and operation. I am great fan of Mr. Eliyahu M. Goldratt – wow !!! how he explains the concepts..

Actually it speaks mostly on production planning and inventory as mentioned by @caetano Almeida

but in my aspect it will be a general to all logistics persons, users and business owners.. we can learn lot form it..

The main character of the story is Alex Rogo who is a manager of the production plant of UniCo Manufacturing. The plant schedules run behind time and are in extremely low efficiency levels, posing a threat to the sustainability of the company. In the event of such an emergency situation, Bill Peach, a company executive informs Alex that the latter has three months in hand to convert the plant into a profitable and successful one.

Alex’s distant acquaintance Jonah guides him throughout the process of improvising the plant operations. Telephonic calls and short meetings are held wherein Jonah guides them through a series of questions which make Alex and the members of the crew to brainstorm and solve the problem. This is the Socratic method which is explained in the book via seemingly real-life situations.

The Goal also focuses on the importance of bottlenecks in the manufacturing business. These bottlenecks are identified by Alex and his team which help them in making optimum use of the materials by controlling which in turn leads to higher efficiency in the processes. When Alex figures that the guidance of Jonah is positively working for his professional life, he uses the same to solve the problems of his personal life.

The Goal involves explanation of the core concepts of operations and systems management with the help of a fictional story. This book is widely used by students and teachers for the purpose of learning the importance of constraint management as well as strategic capacity planning.

Next comes his one another book….from Mr. Eliyahu M. Goldratt

The Goal-2

How Alex applies the Theory of Constraints to Sales, Marketing, Inventory Control and Business Strategy, to eventually emerge a winner, forms rest of the story.

lot but not least– we have a book in the name of Critical Chain from Mr. Eliyahu M. Goldratt 

Critical Chain, a gripping past-packed business novel, does for Project Management what Eli Goldratt’s other novels have done for Production and Marketing. Dr. Goldratt’s books have transformed the thinking and actions of management throughout the world. If you have read The Goal and Goal II you will want to read Critical Chain because you understand how Eli Goldratt’s books can change how you think about business. If you have not read the Goal and Goal II, this book will introduce you to Dr. Goldratt’s Thinking Processes, and you will understand why Fortune Magazine calls his – A Guru to Industry and Business Week describes him as a genius. The difference between Goldratt and the new age business authors, I guess comes down to one fundamental element. Goldratt is simply amazing and the others are amazingly simplistic, Assembly..

🙂  🙂  after earning good knowledge in logistics, SCM etc.. 🙂 🙂    we now come to our Great SAP to practically deep dive into the real world of automation.. whatever thing once we enter practical way of approach then only we can understand the process..many person will ask what is the process ? yes their search is good – without process nothing is there.. we cannot drive a vehicle without a road….

but we need to get domain knowledge that will helps us to swim in SAP ocean…

Using SAP

SAP Press published many books for Newbies and experts, Guru’s..

Please find the list of books

for Newbies

An Introduction for Beginners and Business Users written by Olaf Schulz

The SAP Project More Than a Survival Guide written by Gerald Sullivan

The SAP Blue Book A Concise Business Guide to the World of SAP – Prepare for and master an SAP implementation!
written by Michael Doane

The SAP Green Book-     A Business Guide for Effectively Managing the SAP Lifecycle written by Michael Doane – Learn how an SAP project changes your company!


Discover SAP – A simple and straightforward SAP overview.  written by Venki Krishnamoorthy, Alexandra Carvalho


Mobilizing Your Enterprise with SAP – Introduce yourself to the mobile landscape at SAP!
written by Sanjeet Mall, Tzanko Stefanov, Stanley Stadelman


Warehouse management with SAP ERP- Functionality and Technical configuration- Martin Murray & Sanil kimmatkar

Warehouse management with S/4HANA- Written by Namita Sachan, Aman Jain

Introducing Extended Warehouse Management with SAP S/4HANA Embedded and Decentralized EWM
written by Mrinal K. Roy


Warehouse Management with SAP EWM written by Balaji Kannapan, Hari Tripathy, Vinay Krishna

Discover Logistics with SAP- SAP ERP and SAP SCM
written by Martin Murray

Materials Management with SAP ERP: Functionality and Technical Configuration written by Martin Murray, Jawad Akhtar

Procurement with SAP MM: Business User Guide written by Matt Chudy, Luis Castedo


Customizing Materials Management Processes in SAP ERP written by Akash Agrawal


Logistics with SAP S/4HANA An Introduction written by Deb Bhattacharjee, Eric Monti, Stephen Perel, Guillermo B. Vazquez

Materials Management in SAP ERP- 100 Things You Should Know About… written by Martin Murray – unlock secrets of MM.

ABAP Development for Materials Management in SAP: User Exits and BAdIs written by Jürgen Schwaninger

Sourcing and Procurement in SAP S/4HANA written by Justin Ashlock

Purchasing with SAP ERP Materials Management written by Matt Chudy, Luis Castedo

Integrating Materials Management with Financial Accounting in SAP written by Faisal Mahboob

I hope it is useful to know the books available in the SAP Press.



  • Please find my below SCN blog for reading SAP WM/ EWM/ S/4HANA EM/ MM … related contents..

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