Warehouse Management.

S/4HANA – next generation warehousing.

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 S/4 investment 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 S/4HANA EWM?

To enable supply chain networks to respond to changes and provide the required flexibility, warehouse execution needs to 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. S/4HANA EWM helps you meet these objectives.
EWM at a glance. Operational excellence.
Warehouse Management with Westernacher Consulting
Features
  • Reverse logistics
  • Asset utilization
  • Visibility & transparency
  • Stock transfers
  • Production supply
  • Warehouse automation
  • X-Docking
  • Yard management
  • Contract logistics
  • Shuttles & conveyors
  • Integration with Transport Management and Yard Logistics
  • Labor management
  • Mobile devices

Westernacher Consulting – the warehouse experts.

1. SAP EWM worldwide as a partner of SAP
1. S/4 EWM decentral worldwide
1. SAP EWM in China
1. SAP EWM on HANA
1. EWM-MFS in Asia
1. EWM with mobile robots worldwide

Customer references

SAP EWM Highlights.

SAGW accelerates path to innovation with SAP EWM.

SAP S/4HANA Decentralized EWM at PPG – a world first.

Next generation retail for a new normal at Elkjøp.

White paper

Innovation meets inspiration.

A day in an Industry 4.0 Warehouse.

How to benefit from a connected supply chain with SAP TM and SAP EWM.

End-to-end supply chain inventory visibility in retail.

We help you on your warehouse journey.

Many customers see EWM as their first starting point with S/4HANA.

As a leading consulting company with a rich experience and dedicated expertise in implementing SAP software, we know both the requirements and implications of changing and optimizing business processes and the technology perspective. Therefore, we teamed up and developed an approach that helps companies save time, empower users and become proactive instead of reactive. When guiding companies and organizations on their transformation process to S/4HANA EWM we have a clear roadmap and a set of customized packages.

1
Inspiration day
A unique opportunity for your company to gather all relevant leaders and specialists for an inspirational, interactive and hands-on workshop.
2
Warehouse health check
Westernacher Consulting’s “Warehouse Health Check” is a diagnostic assessment of your current warehouse solution and business processes.
  • A review of your current issues, system restrictions, warehouse metrics, and KPIs
  • An onsite analysis of your warehouse operations
  • Suggestions for areas for optimization
  • An overview of targeted areas for cost reduction
  • Identification of necessary measures and preconditions for an optimal EWM implementation
  • An outline of potential ROI to aid the business case
3
Proof of concept
Together with your business and IT, we fully support your successful S/4HANA EWM project from planning to preparatory steps in EWM, custom code conversion, the introduction of new processes and transactions and highlighting of the key areas for increased efficiency and productivity.

Establish quick wins with Westernacher.

Time-to-Value Solutions for your warehouse.

Fast Solution
“Distribution Center”
The Westernacher EWM Fast Solution “Distribution Center” is implemented in 12 weeks from initial project kick-off until successful go-live and hypercare. Besides SAP standard functionalities for inbound, outbound and internal processes, the solution highlights customer returns, ABC classification, case picking and picking waves, and packing and shipping processes.
Fast Solution
“Manufacturing Warehouse”
The Westernacher EWM Fast Solution “Manufacturing Warehouse” is implemented in 12 weeks from initial project kick-off until successful go-live and hypercare. Besides SAP standard functionalities for inbound, outbound and internal processes, the solution highlights single and cross-order staging, consumption, production returns and loading.

Instant Innovation Tools

SAP solutions such as S/4HANA, TM or EWM offer extensive functionalities for a wide range of business processes. If you need something special that SAP does not provide in the standard, our Instant Innovation Tools are exactly the right choice.

UI5 add-On. Adding value and bridging gaps.

Innovation is more than just work here at Westernacher Consulting—we deliver. With our extensive experience of SAP EWM, we have developed a number of assets and innovative solutions to benefit our customers. Our UI5 application leverages all of the RF functionality provided by SAP with a UI5 look and feel.

Westernacher RF UI5 Addon solution for warehouse management

PI Drone – Fully integrated EWM solution.

Want to save time and money with your inventory? Take a look at our fully integrated PI Drone.

Streamline and simplify your warehouse operations.

EWM Insights based on SAP Analytics Cloud allows you to easily monitor your warehouse operations. With our dashboard, you can see in real-time how your warehouse is performing through over 40 KPIs that are critical to your operation.

Gain better insights into your warehouse operations.

Manage your business across regions and warehouses around the world – with EWM Insights based on SAP Data Warehouse Cloud. Through integration with SAP EWM, SAP WM and other warehouse management systems, Westernacher's EWM Insights offers significant value and benefits when the goal is global inventory and warehouse operations visibility.

Bring your warehouse to the next level with Connected Forklift.

Here we achieve transparency of forklift truck movements, utilization and efficiency. In addition, we offer a higher degree of automation based on geofencing, through which we automate postings based on geofences. E.g. Once we transport a pallet to the loading area, that posting will be done automatically when the forklift enters the zone (indoor position vs. zone matching), eliminating the need for a manual scan of that pallet to the loading zone.

Connecting your transportation partners with eXpress.

Before sending packages or pallets from SAP EWM, ERP or TM, you first need an agreement with the respective CEP (courier, express and parcel) service provider. Each of these carriers will then have the data for the package, e.g. sender, recipient, size, weight, etc. to determine the label that should be applied. Since interfaces to the carriers are not standardized, we need software that handles communication with the carriers and prints the labels. Additional services such as cancelation of parcels and Track & Trace of shipments should also be implemented. Westernacher has developed a solution called eXpress that makes the complete handling of shipping possible from within your SAP system. Seamlessly and smoothly because our solution is completely integrated in SAP.

S/4 EWM deployment options.

EWM and warehouse functionalities in S/4HANA are constantly evolving and we will work with you to ensure you implement the best deployment option for your business.
S/4 Stock Room Management
S/4 Embedded EWM
S/4 Decentralized EWM on-premise
S/4 Decentralized EWM cloud
S/4 Cloud Warehouse Management
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S/4HANA on-premise:
embedded EWM
2
S/4HANA or ECC on-premise:
Decentral S/4 EWM
3
S/4HANA cloud:
Decentral S/4 EWM
4
S/4HANA cloud:
Warehouse Management

We don’t just stop with projects.

We see our customers as long-term partners. Once your S/4HANA EWM system is up and running, then our support team will take over.

Already running S/4 EWM but not seeing the benefits? Significantly increase your Warehouse Business Value with the Westernacher Continuous Improvements Service.

Continuous improvement.

One-stop shop for your warehouse modernization.

Do you want to ensure your warehouse always fits customer and market requirements? As a general contractor and partnering with Miebach, we offer everything, including hardware, you need to retrofit your warehouse so as to make your legacy warehouse future-proof and protect your investments.

Would you like to know more about this offering? Read more and contact us today.

SAP EWM Insights.

Let's work together.

Warehouse Management – Time-to-Value Solutions

Fast Solution "Distribution Center".

  • Organizational structure (ERP): 1 plant, 2 storage locations
  • Organizational structure (EWM): inbound / outbound staging, 4 storage areas – general, rack, bulk and pick face
  • Out of scope: no integration to automation
  • Based on 1 warehouse

Detailed scope:

  • Direct putaway flow
  • Automatic packing flow
  • Manual packing flow
  • Customer returns
  • ABC classification (Fiori app)
  • Ad-hoc moves
  • Scrapping
  • Physical inventory
  • Planned replenishment
  • Automatic replenishment
  • Full pallet picking
  • Case picking (pick by cart – Fiori app)
  • Loading
  • Wave management
  • Dock appointment scheduling
  • Shipping cockpit
  • Outbound packing – Fiori app
  • Vendor returns
  • Opportunistic cross docking
  • Reduced menu based on UI5 – standard RF transactions
  • Westernacher UI5 add-on included
Warehouse Management – Time-to-Value Solutions

Fast Solution "Manufacturing Warehouse ".

  • Organizational structure (ERP): 1 plant, 3 storage locations
  • Organizational structure (EWM): inbound, outbound & production staging, 4 storage areas – general, rack, bulk and production supply area
  • Out of scope: no integration to automation
  • Based on 1 warehouse

Detailed scope:

  • Direct putaway flow
  • Automatic packing flow
  • Manual packing flow
  • Inbound with quality
  • GR from production
  • Ad-hoc moves
  • Scrapping
  • Physical inventory
  • Planned replenishment
  • Automatic replenishment
  • Single order staging
  • Cross order staging
  • Consumption
  • Production returns
  • Full pallet picking
  • Loading
  • Vendor returns
  • Reduced menu based on UI5 – standard RF transactions
  • Westernacher UI5 add-on included
Analytics

Broaden your insights into your warehouse operations.

By integrating with SAP EWM, SAP WM and any other warehouse management system, EWM Insights on SAP Data Warehouse Cloud from Westernacher Consulting delivers a jump start for customers to steer warehouse operations across multiple regions and warehouses. It adds significant value and benefits to customers looking for global inventory and warehouse operations visibility.
EWM Insights on Data Warehouse Cloud is now available on the SAP App Center with a set of predefined warehouse KPIs integrating with SAP EWM and legacy upload. Logic and thresholds for the offered KPIs are configurable. The package allows for monitoring of execution timeliness and completion of warehouse operations.
What the package has to offer.
  • Predefined warehouse KPI content and dashboard for SAP Data Warehouse Cloud which monitors the timeliness and progress of warehouse operations.
  • Integrated content for S/4HANA with embedded EWM and EWM decentralized.
  • Visibility across multiple EWM systems including legacy data upload.
  • Configurable logic and thresholds.
Steer your business in the right direction. The key benefits.
  • Jump start SAP Data Warehouse Cloud with prebuilt content from Westernacher.
  • KPIs to steer your business across multiple regions and warehouses at a glance.
  • With a first set of your data you can immediately create business value out of the box.
  • This package gives you a starting point to set up metrics for your business.
  • You can use this package to develop an approach and a roadmap for implementation.
Warehouse Management

Take your warehouse to the next level – Connected Forklift.

The Connected Forklift solution on SAP connects all moving assets within a warehouse (such as forklifts or trolleys) to provide a holistic overview of live and historic operations through an integration of SAP IoT and SAP EWM. The essence of the solution is in leveraging indoor position data within the business context from the WMS system to increase process stability, transparency and automation.

Download our “Connected Forklift on SAP” pdf here.

Westernacher One pager: Streamline your supply chain with Connected Forklift on SAP

Main business benefits

Increased efficiency
Automatically monitor and confirm task completion through geofencing and immediately respond to errors.
Higher process stability
Increase transparency and be able to continuously identify and tackle errors and inefficiencies.
Increased process quality
Booking or handling errors will immediately be detected based on real-time tracking of forklifts and goods, leading to a reduced error rate.

Main features

Real-time position monitoring and geofencing
Indoor and outdoor position tracking of forklifts and its process integration with geofencing.
Real-time visibility and
compliance
Management and operational dashboards oversee all related processes and incidents as well as ensuring compliance at all times.
Tight integration into SAP (Extended) Warehouse Management
Integration into the end-to-end process by e.g. triggering postings in EWM when entering a specific geofence, alerting when warehouse tasks are violated, etc.

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SAP S/4HANA ERP & Finance

Basic workshop.

Reinvent yourself. See what is possible with S/4HANA.
This workshop is designed for decision-makers from business and IT who want to get a first basic overview of fundamental innovations, functions and technology of SAP S/4HANA.
SAP S/4HANA is currently intensely under discussion, there are lots of sometimes confusing information about S/4HANA. It is difficult to find out what S/4HANA really means for current and future SAP customers. Find the right answer for your company in our individual expert discussions and get the information you need to define your companies IT-strategy.

Goals. Expectations. Lessons.

Your individual workshop program.
  • What is S/4HANA?
  • What does it mean for your company?
  • What innovations does S/4HANA really have, what significance do they have for your company, processes and IT?
  • What is the best way to implement S/4HANA
  • On Premise or Cloud – which model fits your strategy?
  • How are S/4HANA projects planned and implemented successfully?

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