Warehouse Management with SAP Extended Warehouse Management.

The future is not as far away as some might think – robots, drones, connected forklifts, GPS, etc. will take over almost the entire warehousing and order processing functions, based on real-time data and networked systems. We can help you leverage your investment in SAP Extended Warehouse Management (SAP EWM) to the max with innovative solutions that drive productivity, efficiency, and value add in any warehouse environment. With over 30 years’ experience implementing SAP warehouse solutions, you’ve come to the right place.

What is SAP EWM?

SAP EWM (Extended Warehouse Management) enables supply chain networks to respond to changes and provide the required flexibility. Warehouse execution will be seamlessly integrated into the entire supply chain to monitor exceptions and to provide insight into planning and operations.
Keeping a warehouse running smoothly clearly depends on transparent and accurate inventory – and wise and flexible resource management. To maximize productivity, you must automate and optimize traditional warehouse operations – from goods receipt, through storage, to packing and shipping. You also need to make the most of human resources and equipment assets, by implementing techniques such as interleaving tasks and implementing controls for space and equipment usage. SAP EWM on the SAP S/4HANA platform helps you meet these objectives.

SAP EWM at a glance. Operational excellence. 

SAP EWM at a glance. Operational excellence.

What are the 12 features of SAP EWM?

Return processes
Returns are an important part of supply chain management. With SAP Extended Warehouse Management, returns are managed more efficiently through automated processes. A fast workflow improves customer satisfaction. With SAP EWM, return orders are recorded on time and return deliveries are processed correctly.
Maximum asset
Facilities including warehouses, racks and forklift fleets are optimally managed and utilized with SAP EWM, the leading warehouse management system. The capacity of your facilities is used in the best possible way by automating warehouse movements. Potential bottlenecks are identified and thus avoided.
Visibility & transparency
in real time
SAP EWM ensures visibility and transparency in the warehouse through comprehensive monitoring of all processes, from goods receipt to delivery. Real-time data can be used to view current stock levels and warehouse movements at any time. Analysis and reporting tools to identify trends in the warehouse improve transparency.
stock transfers
SAP Extended Warehouse Management provides an automated and integrated solution for managing and monitoring stock transfers. Using barcodes and mobile technologies, this is done quickly and error-free. Useful analysis and reporting tools to monitor and improve stock transfers increase warehouse efficiency.
Efficient production
supply in real time
Material supply for production can be optimally managed with SAP EWM. Automated processes and workflows enable materials to be provided on time and in the right quantities. SAP EWM monitors material movements and stock levels in real time. This avoids bottlenecks.
warehouse automation
SAP EWM provides a comprehensive solution for warehouse automation, including goods receipt, stock transfer and delivery. Using barcodes, RFID and mobile devices, warehouse processes can be performed quickly and accurately. SAP EWM analysis tools help to monitor and improve warehouse automation.
Cross-docking with SAP EWM is an integrated solution where incoming goods are immediately forwarded to outgoing deliveries, without intermediate storage. With SAP EWM, cross-docking processes are executed quickly, error-free and reliably. The Warehouse Management System for cross-docking analyzes and evaluates efficiency with appropriate tools.
yard management
SAP EWM Yard Management monitors truck entries and exits, gate occupancy and availability, and parking space management. The intelligent warehouse management system from SAP optimizes logistics processes in the yard. Bottlenecks are avoided. Modern IoT-based solutions are applied.
contract logistics
Contract logistics as SAP EWM module supports the cooperation with logistics service providers. Stocks are monitored, supplier relationships are integrated. Cooperation with parcel services and freight forwarders is efficiently supported.
Shuttles and
control conveyors
Material flows in shuttles and conveyors are controlled, optimized and monitored with SAP EWM. SAP EWM monitors equipment availability and performance and manages maintenance processes.
Integration with Transportation Management and Yard Logistics
Improving supply chains and making them more resilient is of great importance today. Transport Management and Yard Logistics together with SAP EWM integrates supply chain transactions, warehouse movements and transport process management. Supply chain optimization par excellence.
Labor management
in the warehouse
SAP EWM supports labor management in the warehouse. This includes recording time and attendance data, scheduling labor and specifications, and real-time monitoring of activities. Work assignments are organized and resources are planned. This leads to improved productivity and minimizes costs in the warehouse.

What are the SAP EWM deployment options.

SAP Extended Warehouse Management and the warehouse functionality in SAP S/4HANA are constantly evolving – and we work with you to ensure that you choose the best option for your business.
SAP S/4HANA on-premise: Embedded SAP EWM
SAP EWM is embedded in SAP S/4HANA on-premise, which is hosted on the customer’s own servers. It combines the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) component of SAP S/4HANA with the warehouse management system EWM. The on-premise embedded version offers real-time warehouse management functions, control and monitoring of inventories, picking and packing processes, and shipping planning.
SAP S/4HANA or SAP ECC on-premise: Decentralized SAP EWM
With SAP ERP Central Component (ECC), SAP EWM runs decentrally as a separate system. Data is exchanged to provide a comprehensive view of the warehouse. Together with SAP ECC and SAP EWM, companies can streamline warehouse operations, improve efficiency, and increase growth.
SAP S/4HANA Cloud: Decentralized
The cloud-based ERP system SAP S/4HANA is combined with SAP EWM. In a decentralized setup, EWM runs as a separate system that communicates and exchanges data with SAP S/4HANA. Warehouse operations, including real-time inventory control, picking and packing processes, and shipping planning, are managed on-premise.
SAP S/4HANA Cloud: Warehouse Management
This cloud-based solution provides advanced warehouse management capabilities in real time. It includes inventory control, picking and packing processes, shipment planning, and a range of other functions to streamline and optimize warehouse operations. Warehouse Management is designed to work seamlessly with the rest of SAP S/4HANA Cloud. A unified end-to-end view of the entire supply chain is possible.

Westernacher Consulting – the warehouse experts.

First SAP EWM implementation:
  • as a partner of SAP
  • decentral worldwide
  • in China
  • on HANA
  • in Asia (SAP EWM-MFS)
  • with mobile robots worldwide

What the customer says.

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SAP EWM based mobile robots warehouse.

Westernacher Consulting was the partner of Hasco Vision Co., who implemented the world’s first SAP EWM-based robotic intelligence system at their warehouse. The automotive supplier was confronted with tough competition in the market which required them to transform their approach. With increased warehouse automation, Westernacher enabled Hasco Vision to become leaner across their entire supply chain.

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A day in an Industry 4.0 warehouse. Learn how different roles in an Industry 4.0 warehouse leverage IoT technologies to carry out their duties.

  • How John, the warehouse picker, is able to handle urgent orders on-the-fly without interrupting his pick-path.
  • How Paula, the forklift operator, is able to work safer and more efficiently.
  • How Sarah, the inventory manager, ensures the proper handling of stock in the warehouse.
  • How Jared, the warehouse manager, maintains safe and efficient warehouse operations.
  • How Emily, the CEO, gets a holistic view of the whole company’s operations
SAP EWM with Westernacher. A day in an industry 4.0 warehouse.