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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TMP021 Load Planning


The focus topic of this episode is Load Planning / Vehicle Space optimization with TM 9.1. As this is a brand new area for us there is a lot to talk about, and so we did :->


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TMP020 Performance


This episode is more on the techi side, so fun ahead! We talk about how to develop in the TM (= BOPF ) context and how not to develop in the same.


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TMP019 TM 9.1 Overview


The new features coming with TM 9.1 are presented her, this time in video format.


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TMP018 TM Documenation


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.


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TMP017 TM Trainings


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.


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TMP016 TM Optimization


This first episode after our summer break talks about the TM optimizer, it´s concepts, techniques, options and everything else what came into our minds.


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