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Inventory Management and Optimization in SAP ERP

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Inventory Management and Optimization in SAP ERP

written by Elke Roettig
Oversee your stock with this guide to inventory management and optimization with SAP ERP! Manage the inventory you have through replenishment, goods issue, goods receipt, and internal transfers; then optimize future stock by avoiding bottlenecks, setting lead times, using simulations, and more. Finally, evaluate your operations using standard reports, the MRP Monitor, and KPIs. Keep your stock levels just right!
  • Master daily inventory processes using SAP ERP
  • Create a sustainable inventory strategy to optimize stock levels
  • Monitor inventory performance and measure results

In this book, you’ll learn about:

  1. Key Inventory Processes

    Understand essential business processes like good receipt, goods issue, internal stock transfer, reservations, and using materials documents. Then map these processes to their specific master data settings like service levels and lot size.

  2. Planning and Optimization

    Learn how the entire supply chain influences inventory planning, and jump into methods and tools for inventory optimization including SAP ERP Add-On tools for simulations and inventory cockpits.

  3. Monitoring, Reporting, and Analysis

    Employ Logistics Information Systems methods to control and monitor inventory, use the MRP Monitor for inventory analysis, and calculate key indicators to measure inventory performance.


  • Inventory management
  • Inventory optimization
  • Supply chain management
  • Goods receipt/goods issue (GR/GI)
  • Stock transfer
  • SAP ERP Add-Ons
  • Lot size
  • Demand planning
  • Material requirements planning (MRP)
  • MRP Monitor
  • Key performance indicators (KPIs)

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