The Logistics Execution (LE) module encompasses the functionality for planning and managing the execution of physical stock movements; supporting inbound, outbound, internal, and reverse logistics processes within the enterprise system; and business process for:
- Delivery Processing
- Parcel Shipping and Manifesting
- Value added services (VAS) such as packing and labelling
The Logistic Execution module is a core component within the SAP Enterprise software (ERP/ECC) and therefore is fully integrated into the business scenarios in the following areas:
- Materials and Inventory Management
- Warehouse Management
- Transportation Planning
- Handling Unit Management
- Project Systems
- Foreign Trade
- EH&S Dangerous Good Management
The Logistics Execution platform can also be run as an independent instance to form the basis of a decentralised implementation, which communicates back to the ERP system through near real time messages (IDOCs). This approach is frequently used for warehouse and logistics solutions where high performance for mobile devices and/or automation and high availability for 24x7 operations is necessary.
Mobilising Logistics Execution
Mobilisation of logistics processes, in particular warehouse processes, can bring significant benefits to a business in terms of throughput, accuracy and efficiency. SAP provides native support for warehouse and yard Radio Frequency (RF) devices for mobile data entry and barcode scanning as well as voice directed operations. This is achieved through standard elements of the SAP landscape:
Text based devices
For graphical, touch screen and voice devices
- ITS Mobile
The replacement for SAPConsole and WebSAPConsole in later releases of SAP Enterprise Core Component (ECC)
In addition Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) enablement of logistics processes is possible directly from SAP with the Auto-ID toolsets.
Logistics execution activities can also be mobilised to occasionally connected devices, for example devices connecting over a mobile 3G/GPRS network, using the SAP NetWeaver Mobile Infrastructure. Find out more about our Mobile Solutions.
Demonstrate, Evaluate, Implement
Rocket offer the facility of a comprehensive research and demonstration landscape and can help you rapidly evaluate or prototype your business requirements and support you throughout every aspect of implementing the Logistics Execution supported business processes.
Rocket provides a full range of consulting services in SAP's Logistics Execution module and sub modules backed by extensive experience and successful implementations of SAP logistics solutions across a wide range of industries.
Rocket also offers turnkey mobile solutions, including all SAP elements as well as the selection, supply and integration of technology/hardware and specially designed SAP logistics execution add-ons called Rocket Packs.