Event Management Offers a Real-Time Window on Your Supply Chain

  • by Eric Thys, SCM Consultant, SAP America
  • January 1, 2004
SAP recently introduced its Event Management application, which allows users to monitor the supply chain and react to problems when they arise. This overview of Event Management explains the features of the functionality and provides ideas for how you might use it at your site.

SAP’s newly launched event management system is designed to allow end users to efficiently monitor their supply chain and make allowances for problems as they arise. The system enables companies to keep a close eye on the various pieces of their extended supply chain network by tracking diverse business processes. This allows users to react immediately when due dates are missed or interruptions are reported.

Built on the same client/server technology as SAP R/3, SAP Event Management can be integrated with SAP R/3 as well as legacy systems. It is delivered with a number of standard visibility scenarios that serve as templates for developing and configuring customer-specific tracking scenarios and enable companies to accelerate the implementation of SAP Event Management. Previously released with limited availability as SCEM (Supply Chain Event Manager), SAP Event Management is now available for the first time as part of the SAP Supply Chain Management 4.0 solution, which also includes SAP Advanced Planning and Optimization (SAP APO) technology and the SAP Inventory Collaboration Hub (SAP ICH).

Eric Thys

Erik Thys is an SCM consultant with SAP America specializing in APO and Event Management. Prior to joining SAP America this year, he was a consultant with SAP Belgium, implementing SAP R/3 for numerous companies. His areas of interests involve logistics, advanced planning, and enterprise application integration (EAI).

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