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by Patrick Imhen, Business Analyst and Senior SAP MM/SD/PM Functional Consultant, ZOCODE Limited | February 17, 2017
SCM – 
Based on his experience with a client, Patrick Imhen explains how to use the SAP system’s automatic Vendor Evaluation functionalities to gain proper visibility into vendors’ supply operations, discover and remove hidden cost drivers, and optimally manage delivery time and material quality in the supply chain process. He illustrates an effective methodology applied to vendor evaluation leveraging Vendor Evaluation to get a successful result that can increase the performance of the supply chain process.

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by Sasa Mitrovic, Founder and Principal Consultant, Summit Global Associates, Ltd. | February 8, 2017
SCM – 
Sasa Mitrovic discusses best practices when implementing a manufacturing execution system (MES) solution in an SAP ERP Central Component (ECC) environment and ways to connect two systems through an integration (middleware) solution. He discusses the role of an MES in your enterprise, specific SAP transactions used to view MES data, and common pitfalls during implementation.

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by Caetano Almeida, Senior Support Engineer, SAP | January 17, 2017
SCM – 
Caetano Almeida shows what is new in SAP S/4HANA embedded Production Planning and Detailed Scheduling (PP/DS). He analyzes the changes in the master data and customizing steps necessary to run embedded PP/DS in SAP S/4HANA.

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by Shishir Kumar Dwivedi, Senior Consultant, Deloitte Consulting LLP | January 13, 2017
SCM – 
Shishir Kumar Dwivedi explains how to implement the Event-Driven Quantity Assignment (EDQA) functionality in Global Available-to-Promise ATP (Global ATP). He describes the business scenarios that can benefit from this functionality and discusses configuration steps and key considerations to watch out for.

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by Tanya Duncan, Manager, Deloitte Consulting, LLP | January 9, 2017
Financials/SCM/SAP Professional Journal – 
Tanya Duncan discusses her experiences with designing various legal entity structures in an SAP system, including maquiladora, contract manufacturing, and toll manufacturing.  Legal entity structures vary from company to company but there are common design elements to consider across all types.

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by Alok Jaiswal, Consultant, Infosys Limited | January 5, 2017
SCM/BI – 
Alok Jaiswal explains how historical and forecasting data that resides in a planning area within the SAP Advanced Planning and Optimization (SAP APO) database can be extracted and saved in separate objects (InfoCubes). This feature not only can serve as a data backup but also can be used as a source for various reporting purposes. He also explains how the different steps involved in the extraction can be automated via a single process chain, making the entire process efficient.

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by Kaushik Choudhury, Senior SAP Functional Consultant | December 9, 2016
SCM – 
Kaushik Choudhury explains the salient features of an SAP stability study along with the configuration required to implement it. He uses real-life business requirements to illustrate the way a business can leverage an SAP stability study functionality to document the test results during the R&D phase of the product and meet the regulatory requirements in certain industries such as pharmaceuticals and the food and beverage sector.