In the future, SAP EWM will be based on S/4HANA, the advanced ERP system based on the centralized SAP HANA real-time database. This creates a standard data basis for all persons involved and reliable decisions can be made quickly. The current system validation by Fraunhofer Institut für Materialfluss und Logistik (IML) (Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics) is an important distinction FIS has again obtained for SAP EWM in 2018.
The SAP EWM system focuses on the system mapping of the following warehouse logistics core processes:
- Goods receipt: inbound delivery and putaway
- Warehouse and inventory management: stockholding
- Goods issue: from picking and packing to outbound delivery
SAP EWM fulfils the highest requirements of warehouse automation with regard to functional scope and controllable complexity. The software enables, for instance, the implementation of complex conveyor systems, stacker control systems or automatic small parts storage areas (SPSA) within intralogistics. Yet, EWM is easy to use due to the user-friendly and role-based SAP Fiori user interface. Simple warehouse structures can also be mapped without any problems using SAP EWM.
Here, you will find a detailed list of the SAP EWM functional scope: