This podcast is about SAP Transportation Management.
Introducing the TM Podcast Blackbelt Edition
In this episode of the classic TM Podcast we are talking about exactly the new podcast: TM Podcast - Black Belt Edition.
What is this Podcast all about, how is it different from the good old TMP and who is the perfect audience for it, those are the things we talk about in this episode.
The TMP Blackbelt Edition can be found together with the other SAP podcasts at the SAP podcast directory at open.sap.com/podcasts or directly at https://podcast.opensap.info/tmp-black-belt-edition/
Error Handling in Order Management
To address the problem that a tiny typo in a message can send the complete message into Forward Error Handling, even if a business user could solve it, we introduced the Error Handling concept in Order Management. This episodes describes the ideas and concepts of the error handling.
Working in TM - from home
Since we talked about working in TM development a couple of episodes back a lot has changed. Currently all of TM development (and half of the world) is practicing social distancing and working from home. We wanted to share our experiences in terms of technology, meetings structures, keeping the coffee corner awake and other aspects on working under those special circumstances.
In this episode we introduce the Scenario Builder and talk about the key features of this powerful tool. Whether it is about large scenario tests, demos or proof of concepts we discuss how the tool can support the creation and replication of test scenarios in the TM System. After a brief overview we are focusing more on details, like the supported data objects and the actual process of how to get test data into the TM Systems. Additionally, the reuse of scenarios for multiple testers and across different systems is discussed.
The Scenario Builder Documentation can be found here:
Planning Overview and Planning Freight Units in the Transportation Cockpit
Planning a Freight Unit in TM and what is planning in general is an interesting topic when working with the TM. In this episode a brief overview of planning is given, and topics related to Freight Unit planning are discussed. The important decisions, which have to be made in the context of Freight Unit planning are one part of the talk. Some basic parts of the Transportation Cockpit and Profile and Layout sets are covered as well. In this episode we focus on using the Transportation Cockpit for manually assigning Freight Units to Freight Orders or Resources with or without the mouse.
In case you want to dive a bit deeper, you may also look into the book Jens co-authored, which can be found here: https://www.sap-press.com/transportation-management-with-sap_4768/
We talk about sizing, the process to find out the hardware requirements for your TM system. Starting with a high level overview we come to relevant input factors, the process to get the actual numbers, good and bad practices in filling in the forms and many related topics like optimizer sizing, expert sizing etc.
And we talk about and nearly sing the number of THE note for TM sizing: 1801063.