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.
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.
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.
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):
The question “Where can I get TM information and documentation?” is something we hear a lot and we try to answer this in this episode.
We try to be complete on the different types of documentation, who is the target audience, how can they be found, what are the available languages etc.
TM-Podcast episode 17 gives an overview of the Transportation Management trainings that are currently offered. We talk about the individual content of each training and the prerequisites that are required to successfully take part in this courses. Besides that we shortly talk about certification and the dependencies between the courses.