Warehouse Management.

The future is not as far away as some might think. The warehouses of the near future may not look like scenes from science fiction movies, but there will be fundamental developments to meet increased customer expectations. 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.

S/4HANA – next generation warehousing.

Whether your warehouse is manual or automated, large or small. 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
  • Transportation integration
  • Labor management
  • Mobile devices

1st EWM partner to implement:

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

Westernacher – the warehouse experts.

With more than 30 years of expertise in warehousing, we combine industry business and process knowledge with SAP expertise to drive the best business results. We will help you find the best fit for your needs and guide you to operational excellence through innovation. We are the right partner to deliver your global solutions with local consultants.

Being first in S/4.

We are the S/4 EWM pioneer, implementing the first ever S/4HANA EWM decentralized solution globally as confirmed by SAP.

S/4 EWM deployment options.

EWM is constantly evolving and we will work with you to ensure you use 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
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S/4HANA or ECC on-premise:
Decentral S/4 EWM
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S/4HANA cloud:
Decentral S/4 EWM
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S/4HANA cloud:
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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 packages.
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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’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
  • Suggested areas for optimization
  • Targeted areas for cost reduction
  • Identification of necessary measures and preconditions for an optimal EWM implementation
  • 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 highlight the key area’s for increased efficiency and productivity.
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Continuous
improvement
Already running S/4 EWM but not seeing the benefits? Significantly increase your Warehouse Business Value with the Westernacher Continuous Improvements Service.
5
EWM
enrichment
Our team of experts have put together a number of S/4 packages to help you better understand what you can achieve.
6
WM to S/4 HANA or SCM EWM to S/4 HANA Conversions
Converting from WM or SCM EWM to S/4 EWM offers multiple opportunities to propose a leaner implementation process with reduced scope, time, and cost. Work with our experts to help accelerate your S/4 journey.
Huge global acting team. 270+ warehousing projects.

UI5 add-on. Adding value and bridging gaps.

Innovation is more than a work here at Westernacher, 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 in a UI5 look and feel.

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 KPI’s which are critical to your operation.

Streamline and simplify your warehouse operations.

PI Drone. Fully integrated EWM solution.

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

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Bring your warehouse to the next level with Connected Forklift.

Here we achieve transparency of forklift truck movements, utilisation and efficency and a higher degree of automation based on geofencing where we automate postings based on geofences. E.g. once we transport a pallet to the loading area, that posting will be done automatically when forklift enters zone (indoor position vs. zone matching) and eliminates the manual scan of that pallet to the loading zone.

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 takes over.

Follow-the-sun delivery model.

On-site. With local consultants in
Europe: Poland and Bulgaria
Americas: Mexico
Asia & Middle East: China and India

Let's work together.

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?

Your workshop details.

Get more information about your workshop and register now for free.

Date

We will contact you directly to find the most suitable date for your workshop day.

Place

We are happy to conduct the workshop on your premises or in our training rooms.

Time

Please contact us for your individual workshop offer.
Warehouse Management

PI Drone. Fully integrated EWM solution.

In today’s world, warehouses across the globe are operating 24/7, thus counting physical inventory becomes a quintessential element for on-time deliveries and audit compliance. Regardless of the methods used or which obligations must be fulfilled, inventory counting will always be expensive and time-consuming when it comes to common high-rack warehouses.

Westernacher’s PI Drone will cut these costs dramatically.

One might pose the question how a drone can perform an inventory count? In your EWM System, bins to be counted are selected. All the necessary data is then sent to the drone via Radio Frequency, automatically directing the drone to the first bin. Using its high definition camera, the drone scans all the required information (bin code, HU code, etc.). Through an image processing engine, the important information is extracted and updated in your EWM system.

Benefits of Westernacher’s PI Drone:

Cost advantage:
The drone drastically decreases both time and cost by reducing manual labor and material-handling equipment (MHE).
Quick and efficient:
The process from triggering the audit to updating the information back in the system can be completed in < 1min.
Autonomous:
With its intelligent sensors, the drone can navigate itself quickly and safely through the warehouse.
Independent:
There is no need to stop everyday warehouse processes anymore.
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Bring your warehouse to the next level with a Connected Forklift solution.

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 Leonardo 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 “Coonected 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
By increasing transparency and thus being able to continuously identify and tackle errors and inefficiencies.
Increased process quality
where wrong booking or handling 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 & compliance
Management and operational dashboards overseeing 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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