SAP Materials Management (MM)

Morgan Koh

Managing Director, Singapore Division

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SAP Materials Management helps businesses leverage timely information.

Within any organisation, Procurement and Inventory are typically on the credit side of the balance sheet. However, you can turn this scenario into a competitive advantage over other companies by enabling Procurement and Inventory to contribute value to your company’s performance through cost reduction and ensuring supply availability and quality. 

SAP Materials Management (MM) module, which comprises Procurement and Inventory, is the crossroads for data within the SAP system. With the right information at the right time, you can enhance supplier collaboration and optimise inventory holding.

SAP Material Management Solutions

SAP Material Management is a comprehensive application component within the SAP ERP solution. Material Management handles daily business operations pertaining to end-to-end procurement and inventory activities. It is seamlessly integrated with other SAP modules, including Warehouse Management, (WM), Sales and Distribution (SD), Production Planning 

(PP), Quality Management (QM), Finance (FI) and Controlling (CO), etc., so as to consider internal and external factors. It provides users with visibility and control on logistics movement through processes, including:

Procurement of materials and services

  • Purchase requisition

  • Request for quotation and quotations

  • Purchase order

  • Contracts and other longer term purchase agreement

  • Vendor selection and evaluation

  • Monitoring ordering activities

Inventory Management

  • Stock level and availability

  • Goods receipt

  • Return deliveries

  • Planned and unplanned stock withdrawal

  • Stock transfer

  • Reservation

  • Stock adjustment

Material Resource Planning

  • Consumption based materials requirement planning

  • Form the basis of MRP through integration with the PP and WM modules

Warehouse Management 

  • Simplified lean warehouse management functionalities such as fixed bin location

Invoice Verification

  • Invoice matching

Velocity serves a wide range of industries, including:

  • Chemical

  • Semiconductor

  • Manufacturing (discrete and continuous)

  • Engineering, Procurement, Construction (EPC)

  • Lift and Escalator

  • Shipbuilding & Repair

  • Marine Transportation

  • Oil & Gas

  • Property Development

  • Real Estate Management

Why Velocity SAP Material Management?

In a world where the only constant is change, our expertise creates business continuity. From the conceptualisation stage to daily on-going operations, you can readily partner with the vast and varied pool of our experienced consulting teams to deliver optimum solutions to manage the challenges.

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Can Velocity help my organisation migrate to SAP HANA®?

Yes, whether you are planning to deploy SAP HANA via a virtual environment, Multiple Components on One System (MCOS), Multiple Components on One Database (MCOD), or Multitenant database containers, Velocity can help. A 2-4 week Velocity Project Compass engagement with Velocity will provide a detailed business case, measurable objectives, a resource plan, a quote, and a project plan for leveraging SAP HANA in our environment or yours.

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Yes. Velocity can assist by defining business rules, identifying the data for archiving, performing an impact analysis, ensuring compliance with legal requirements, and installing and configuring the purchased Archiving Software solution. An SAP HANA migration can also provide its own compelling benefits for data archiving.

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