Extend Supply Chain Visibility Using SAP Event Management

  • by Sanket Kulkarni, Solution Architect, Accenture Services Private Limited
  • February 19, 2014
SCM
See how you can achieve end-to-end supply chain visibility with the SAP Event Management tool. It provides a framework for track and trace, which can be easily adapted to a wide range of visibility requirements.
Learning Objectives

By reading this article, you will learn how to:

  • Use key processes and features within SAP Event Management
  • Adopt visibility processes within SAP Event Management to meet customer requirements
Key Concept

SAP Event Management is a means to achieve end-to-end supply chain visibility for an organization. It also makes accurate, timely, and complete information about supply chain events available within and across organizations.

SAP Event Management is the central application in the SAP SCM suite that provides track-and-trace capability for a wide range of business processes. Since launching SAP Event Management 4.0 in 2004, SAP has added multiple tracking capabilities across a range of processes, including procurement, delivery fulfillment, transportation, and production. SAP Event Management is currently on version 9.0, with added functionalities such as enhanced transportation visibility. It provides integration with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) as well as visual business maps.

As part of the framework of track and trace, SAP Event Management now provides a wide range of functions to monitor process milestones (known as expected events), log unexpected events, and trigger alerts, notifications, and any kind of automated follow-up activities. It is also designed to monitor a given business process across applications, systems, and business organizations, both internal and external.

Sanket Kulkarni

Sanket Kulkarni is a solution architect at Accenture Services Private Limited. He has about 15 years of SCM consulting experience in SAP implementation, rollout, and support projects. He has been associated with SAP Event Management for the last five years. He also has worked across a diverse range of SAP modules in the SCM suite, such as SAP Transportation Management (SAP TM), materials management (MM), SAP Advanced Planning and Optimization (APO), SAP Supply Network Planning (SNP), SAP Production Planning and Detailed Scheduling (PP/DS), Global Available-to-Promise (GATP), and Supply Network Collaboration (SNC) during his earlier assignments.

He has worked with clients in the discrete, consumer packaged goods (CPG), automotive, oil and gas, and semiconductor industries, as well as with transportation and carrier companies.

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