© 2012

Logistic Core Operations with SAP

Inventory Management, Warehousing, Transportation, and Compliance


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Jens Kappauf, Bernd Lauterbach, Matthias Koch
    Pages 1-9
  3. Jens Kappauf, Bernd Lauterbach, Matthias Koch
    Pages 11-98
  4. Jens Kappauf, Bernd Lauterbach, Matthias Koch
    Pages 99-213
  5. Jens Kappauf, Bernd Lauterbach, Matthias Koch
    Pages 215-237
  6. Jens Kappauf, Bernd Lauterbach, Matthias Koch
    Pages 239-276
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 277-293

About this book


“Logistic Core Operations with SAP” not only provides an overview of core logistics processes and functionality—it also shows how SAP’s Business Suite covers logistic core operations, what features are supported, and which systems can be used to implement end-to-end processes in the following logistic core disciplines: Procurement, Distribution, Transportation, Warehouse Logistics and Inventory Management, and Compliance and Reporting. In this context the authors not only explain their integration, the organizational set-up, and master data, but also which solution fits best for a particular business need.


This book serves as a solid foundation for understanding SAP software. No matter whether you are a student or a manager involved in an SAP implementation, the authors go far beyond traditional function and feature descriptions, helping you ask the right questions, providing answers, and making recommendations. The book assists you in understanding SAP terminology, concepts and technological components as well as their closed-loop integration. Written in a clear, straight-forward style and using practical examples, it contains valuable tips, illustrative screenshots and flowcharts, as well as best practices—showing how business requirements are mapped into software functionality.


Inventory Management Logistic Core Operations with SAP SAP Business Suite Sales and Distribution Transportation Management Warehouse Operations and Supply Chain Management Warehousing

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.SchriesheimGermany
  2. 2.WalldorfGermany
  3. 3.BrettenGermany

About the authors

Jens Kappauf is Senior Business Solution Architect for the SAP AG Industry Business Unit “Transportation and Logistic Services.” In this role he is responsible for the strategic direction of SAP’s third party and contract logistics solutions, while also focusing on technical integration, deployment and implementation. With over 12 years of industry and consulting experience, he brings with him a strong track record of success and is a hands-on executer with international project experience and a special focus on Customer Service and Spare Parts Logistics in the area of Aftermarket Sales and Service Operations, but also Warehousing, Execution and Supply Chain Management. Jens holds a degree in Business Administration and lives with his family near Heidelberg, Germany.

Dr. Bernd Lauterbach studied Electrical Engineering and has worked at the SAP headquarters in Walldorf, Germany, since 1995. From 2000-2007 he was the architect and project/development manager who headed up the development of SAP Event Management, the Auto ID Infrastructure and Transportation Management. A second focus of his work is support of transportation projects with strategic SAP customers. Since 2008, he has worked as Senior Business Solution Architect in SAP’s Transportation & Logistics IBU.

Matthias Koch holds a degree in Business Administration and worked several years as a logistics consultant at SAP. During this time he gained extensive experience in different industries. His core areas are Sales and Distribution, Materials Management and Procurement, Project System, Logistics Information System, Transportation Management and System Integration. After his career in consulting Matthias gained experience in sales before taking over the area Freight & Logistics in the Travel & Logistics Services IBU. He is now Product Manager for Transportation and responsible for Transportation Management in the logistics industry.

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