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Warehouse and Production Management

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Warehouse Production Management

Warehouse and Production Management

Every small business needs a systematic approach to managing the procurement process, from requesting vendor quotes, to creating purchase requests and paying vendors. SAP Business One helps manage the complete order-to-pay cycle, including receipts, invoices, returns, and payments. Integrated reporting tools let you easily compare suppliers and prices to negotiate better deals and identify opportunities for cost savings.

SAP Business One provides comprehensive support for inventory tracking and valuation. It supports multiple unit types, so you can purchase and sell your inventory in different units – such as buying in cases and selling in individual bottles. You can set up warehouses in zones, managing inventory by its bin location in each warehouse. The application lets you create an unlimited number of price lists, integrate multiple currencies, preassign prices to specific customers, and define discount rules that are automatically applied to transactions with vendors and customers. Special pricing tools allow you to manage discounts based on volume, cash, or customer accounts.

  • Procurement – create purchase requests, POs, and goods receipts; link purchasing documents and view document trails for audit purposes; and manage returns, additional expenses, and multiple currencies.

  • Master data management – manage detailed data in a user-friendly interface, view account balance and purchase analyses, and maintain detailed item purchasing information with price lists and tax information.

  • Warehouse and accounting integration – achieve real- time synchronization of goods receipts and inventory warehouse levels.

  • Process accounts payable –  invoices, cancellations, and credit memos with a PO reference; plan your material needs; and schedule your purchases accordingly.

  • Easier, up-to-date reporting – generate reports with real-time data and display them in various report formats or dashboards.

Warehouse and Production Management Overview


Real-time inventory and production management

Inventory represents one of the largest expenses for many small and midsize businesses. Balancing accurate inventory management with cost-effective production is crucial for delivering on promise and keeping customer satisfaction high. The SAP Business One application offers best-practice functionality to help you meet your inventory and production management requirements.

In order to improve on-time delivery and reduce shortages without maintaining surplus inventory, businesses need an integrated  application to manage inventory accurately across multiple warehouses and locations. The application should provide a number of inventory valuation models and support consignment and drop shipping. It should facilitate core production planning, including material requirements planning and production orders management, and provide multiple types of bills of materials (BOMs).

It should give you real-time access to accurate information on inventory and production orders from your desktop or mobile device, whether you are in the office, at the warehouse, or at a remote location.  SAP Business One provides exactly this kind of support, and powered by the SAP HANA platform, it provides the latest in in-memory computing technology at a price you can afford. Available in the cloud or on premise – the choice is yours.

Optimized inventory and production processes

The SAP Business One application helps streamline your inventory and production management processes. It can help manage detailed warehouse data, optimize stock locations, track and record stock movements, and execute production orders. The software’s warehouse and inventory management features provide reliable information about inbound and outbound shipments as well as current inventory levels so you can cost-effectively manage your supply chain and increase customer satisfaction. You can keep track of product inventory, quantity at each warehouse, movement history, and stocking status from your desktop or mobile device.

An integrated application, SAP Business One reliably synchronizes your inventory, order, and financial accounting data. The software automatically values each goods movement and cost and price change, eliminating any need for manual interaction and reducing associated errors and their costs.  Using the application’s integrated production functionality, you can manage various types of BOMs and link your warehouses with your order processing and production operations. Additionally, you can plan material and resource requirements for multilevel production processes and maintain an optimum level of inventory.

Benefits of an integrated solution

SAP Business One helps you streamline your inventory and production management processes to optimize operational efficiency and productivity. With the software that can be deployed on-premise or in the cloud, you can manage detailed warehouse data, track and record stock movements, and execute production orders accurately and efficiently. With the visibility SAP Business One provides across key functions of your business, you can reduce shortages without needing to carry surplus inventory, thus reducing inventory costs while improving customer service.  Because it’s an integrated application, it reliably synchronizes your warehouse management, production, sales, and financial accounting data. It automatically values every goods movement and cost and price change, eliminating the need for manual interaction with its associated errors and costs.

The software’s MRP feature helps you plan material requirements for complex, multi-level production processes and maintain an optimum inventory level. Incorporation of resource data into BOM data provides insight into production requirements, improves production costing and accounting, and can help identify bottlenecks. Data is updated in real time, so the reporting functions yield accurate insights, enabling you to meet customer demand and expectations.

Optimized inventory and production processes

Sophisticated inventory tracking and costing

Comprehensive available-to-promise functionality

Efficient management of stock movements BOMs and production orders

Material requirements planning

Production and warehouse reports

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