AWF-Working Group "Warehouse Management with SAP"

First working session of the AWF working group "Warehouse Management with SAP" at Heidelberger Druck

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LogiPlus CEO Thilo Matheis leads the successful first working session of the AWF working group "Warehouse Management with SAP" at Heidelberger Druck

Ludwigshafen, 06.11.2023 – The first AWF working session of the “Warehouse Management with SAP” working group took place at Heidelberger Druck on 18 and 19 September 2023 to impart practical knowledge and exchange experiences on warehouse management solutions with SAP technologies. The workshop participants benefited from the extensive experience of SAP Extended Warehouse Management (EWM) expert Thilo Matheis, the technical head of the working group.

 “The first working session was a complete success. As an introduction to the working group, we first looked at the different SAP EWM solutions to find the perfect approach for each company. The joint development of solution approaches, but above all the exchange of experiences, offers the participants an incredible amount of input with which the introduction of SAP EWM can take place successfully and smoothly. We aim to help AWF members to map their company-specific business requirements and at the same time to utilise all the benefits of a future-oriented and efficient SAP warehouse solution,” says Thilo Matheis, summarising the first two days of the workshop.

“However, to successfully introduce SAP EWM, it is essential to actively involve your employees in the warehouse along the way. That’s why the topics of change management and user acceptance also played an important role in this first workshop,” adds Matheis.

The termination of the SAP WM and SAP EWM on SCM solutions and the resulting need to migrate to SAP EWM S/4HANA is of particular concern to many companies. More and more SAP user companies are facing the challenge of mapping and optimising their warehouse management and logistics processes in SAP EWM. Challenges and questions arise regarding the right SAP solution, the appropriate approach and how the changeover can ultimately succeed smoothly. These decisions need to be weighed up in terms of benefit orientation, functionality, costs, available resources, corporate strategy and the respective company situation in intralogistics.

The working group aims to promote and jointly develop innovative solutions and best practices in workshops to master the individual challenges of the participating companies.

The upcoming regular working sessions always take place at the participating companies’ premises. The next workshop will take place on 4th and 5th December at Hansgrohe in Schiltach in the Black Forest. The working group still has three places available – if you are interested, companies can find out more and register on the AWF website (