TMP033 TM Quicksearch


This ( also video…) episode is a bit special, it´s the introduction of the TM Quicksearch. The TM Quicksearch is an easy way to find all kind of transactional documents like Forwarding Orders, Freight Bookings, Freight Orders, SFIRS and the like directly from the (installed) NWBC search bar. For all releases out in the wild it needs to be made technically available with a note first: 2260864.

After installing the note the required classes are available. Additionally you need to activate an SICF service for the class and configure an search provider for the NWBC, this is described here.

In the podcasts our students which implemented the search are also explaining the architecture of the search class so that you can use it to either build your own search classes or enhance our classes by inheriting from them.

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TMP032 BOPF Part 2


BOPF, continued…
We talk about association, alternative keys and node-classes.
And we use the BOPF-knowledge to show some coding examples on how to program in BOPF-context, including some dos and don’ts.

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TMP031 BOPF Part 1


It´s all about BOPF (or BOBF :->) and how we use it in TM. This part covers the main elements of BOPF, however there are some missing parts which we will cover in a follow up episode.


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TMP030 Package Builder


This episode is about the new 9.3 functionality, the package builder which can consider packaging rules to find out how many packages/pallets will be most likely used when transporting the materials as defined in the orders.

PS: The packaging information is not considered in the delivery creation…


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TMP029 TM 9.3 Refactoring: UI


As good agile developers we did some refactoring in TM 9.3. This episode is about the UI part of the refactoring. We talk on why, where and how we refactored.
TECH Warning: This one is really technical, if you liked the FBI episode, you will love it, if you don´t know what FBI (in TM context) is, you may skip this episode.

The developer cookbook can be found here: TBI Cookbook.

PS: If you are suprised by the episode picture, it´s a Trabbi, the famous east german car, credits for the picture goes to:

“Trabant 601S profil” by Marseille77 – the-blueprints.com. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons – http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Trabant_601S_profil.svg#/media/File:Trabant_601S_profil.svg


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TMP028 NWBC


This episode of TMP is about the NetWeaver Business client, the cool grandchild of the good old SAP GUI. We look into the settings, installation and the very cool search providers.
You will love it (the NWBC, maybe also the episode).


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TMP027 Strategic Freight Procurement


Strategic Freight Procurement is focused on the target group of shippers as TM customer.

The shipper is sending Freight Agreement RFQ’s to carriers/LSP’s in order to create/renew a Freight Agreement for a certain trade lane, mode of transport , etc . The carriers/LSP’s will respond to the RFQ and the shipper can then decide which offer will get awarded.

As a final step, a new Freight Agreement is created.


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TMP026 Visual Business


Visual Business is SAPs tool to display business data in an natural way. It allows to show objects on a map and/or in 3D and interact with them. This is used in transportation management and so we took the chance to talk about Visual Business as such and how it is used in the TM world.


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TMP025 SAP TM Collaboration Portal


The SAP TM Collaboration Portal is an web based component allowing collaboration between TM and the carriers. It covers freight procurement, tendering, execution and finally invoicing/dispute management. So a lot to talk about.


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TMP024 The Trigger Concept


The trigger concept is used to handle locking situations, allow asynchronous updates and separation of concerns.
This concept and the report to process this triggers are explained in this episode.
The consulting notes mentioned are:
1. For trigger concept mentioned in the podcast is 1747234
2. TM Super Authorization: 1909959
The Application Operations Guide can be found here (for 9.0):
https://websmp109.sap-ag.de/~form/handler?_APP=00200682500000002672&_EVENT=DISPLAY&_SCENARIO=&_HIER_KEY=501100035870000015092&_HIER_KEY=601100035870000179414&_HIER_KEY=601100035870000235568&_HIER_KEY=701100035871000571826&


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TMP023 Nature of Goods in Air Freight


This time it is a very specific topic: “Nature of Goods” (NOG) in Air freight. More precisely it is about “Nature and quantity of goods” and about Nature of goods for manifest.


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TMP022 Execution


This episode is about “Strategy to Action” :->

We talk about the way transportation execution is handled within TM.


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