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SAP S/4HANA Release 1610 Innovations: Extended Warehouse Management and Quality Management
Yannick Peterschmitt

Warehouse management.

Here it is all about inventory accuracy, inventory location, utilization of the space, and optimization of the picking.

SAP offers two warehouse management systems (WMS) to support this: the first one, SAP WM application, was first introduced as a submodule of the Materials Management application within SAP R/3. The second is SAP EWM, developed as a component of SAP Supply Chain Management. SAP EWM is similar to SAP WM functionality, but with more flexibility in building objects like warehouse structure, picking, put away, and more.

With SAP S/4HANA 1610, we are introducing Extended Warehouse Management integrated into the S/4HANA core. This is one more deployment option, and not a replacement of the decentralized EWM, that definitely is and will be a valid option.

Check this video we have prepared for you to learn more about it:

Youtube video EWM


Quality management.

As manufacturers need to shift from mass production into mass personalization, this brings many challenges from a quality perspective as well. With SAP S/4HANA 1610, QM is coming integrated in the core of the application, supporting all processes in quality engineering and quality improvement.

Throughout SAP S/4HANA, quality management data and processes have been streamlined and integrated. And of course, we have end-users like quality manager or quality inspector in mind when we built new applications. Those apps increase the usability for the end users, and the efficiency of the overall processes.