SAP S/4 HANA EWM – SUPPLY CHAIN UNIT

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WHAT IS A SUPPLY CHAIN UNIT IN SAP EWM?

A Supply Chain Unit in SAP EWM represents a physical or organizational unit used in one or more business functions within the logistical processes. For instance, it can represent a warehouse, a goods receipt office, a shipping office, … 

The same Supply Chain Unit can be used for performing several of these functions. But at least, it must be used for perform one of them.

Supply Chain Units were introduced with APO, and they don’t exist as such in the core ERP. Although in some cases there is a one-to-one relationship to other objects in the rest of the modules. For instance, when we talk about warehouses or plants.

The Supply Chain Unit code must be unique in the system.

WHAT IS THE STRUCTURE OF A SUPPLY CHAIN UNIT?

Even being an important master data to maintain, its structure is not complex. It contains the following information:

  1. General Data
    • It allows maintaining the specific geographical location of the Supply Chain Unit. What is useful for optimizing routes when planning logistics.
    • It is also possible to assign it to a Business Partner.
  2. Address Data
    • The address of the Supply Chain Unit.
  3. Business Character
    • Where we assign the different business functions that this Supply Chain Unit can perform or used for.

Definition and structure of a Supply Chain Unit in SAP EWM

SAP Screenshot of a Supply Chain Unit in SAP EWM

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