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…
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.
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
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).
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):