Join this free online course to learn about changes and new topics in the logistics area in SAP S/4HANA. The course is targeted at functional experts in the logistics area and includes hands-on exercises to help you prepare for your next SAP S/4HANA project.

October 27, 2021 - December 2, 2021
Language: English

Course information

Course Summary

In our previous courses, “Key Technical Topics in a System Conversion to SAP S/4HANA” and “Key Functional Topics in a System Conversion to SAP S/4HANA” we focused on the technical and functional aspects you need to manage during a system conversion. With “Guide Your SAP S/4HANA Project to Success” in 2020 we answered some of the most commonly asked questions from customers who are planning to transition to SAP S/4HANA.

The feedback we received was that many of you are looking for the opportunity to practice what you learned with hands-on exercises and a course that focuses on the changes in the logistics area. With this new course, we want to address your specific requests.

This course is targeted at functional experts in the logistics area. The focus is on new features and functions in SAP S/4HANA. This means the course is relevant for consultants in both greenfield and brownfield SAP S/4HANA projects.

The course begins with new features and functions in the Order to Cash area, and you’ll get some insights into Settlement Management and preliminary billing documents. You’ll then be introduced to some of the changes in the Plan to Product area, with process examples around production planning and the embedded Extended Warehouse Management and SAP S/4HANA Transport Management. The course concludes with a look at new functionality in Procure to Pay. And while we focus on procurement, it’s important to understand that the same technical platform is used in other processes too, so you can use what you’ve learned here in other areas as well.

The course does not cover the key changes you need to make in the logistics space before a system conversion – these topics were addressed in previous courses.

Course Characteristics

  • Starting from: October 27, 2021, 09:00 UTC. (What does this mean?)
  • Duration: The course is open for 5 weeks
  • Effort: 7 - 9 hours in total
  • Course assignment: You can take the course assignment at any time whilst the course is open.
  • Course closure: December 02, 2021, 9:00 UTC
  • Course language: English
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Course Content

Unit 1: Introduction to the course and our SAP Cloud Appliance Library solutions
Unit 2: Sales rebates through Settlement Management
Unit 3: Preliminary billing documents
Unit 4: Production planning with demand simulation and finite scheduling
Unit 5: Managing production and quality operations with transparency
Unit 6: Leveraging the outbound process using Extended Warehouse Management
Unit 7: Simple carrier selection with SAP Transportation Management
Unit 8: Flexible workflow – configuration options
Unit 9: Flexible workflow – demo

Target Audience

  • Project teams
  • Customers
  • SAP partners and SAP employees, especially consultants focusing on logistics

Course Requirements

Hands-On Exercises and Systems Access

The course focuses on demonstrating new innovations and changes compared to SAP ERP.
You don´t need system access to take part in the course. However, you can experience the processes and configurations in SAP S/4HANA in a dedicated SAP CAL solution instance. We’ll provide details on how to access the system image and the costs at the beginning of the course.

About Further Content Experts

Tom Arne Altmüller

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Tom Arne Altmüller is a business processes principal consultant and solution architect in SAP S/4HANA business solutions for plan-to-product, and has been in consulting with SAP for more than 20 years.

Tom has worked as an SAP S/4HANA product expert for the SAP S/4HANA Regional Implementation Group EMEA since 2017. With a strong business process and development background, he has supported numerous successful SAP S/4HANA customer projects as a development angel or consultant.

Tom’s focus is on Manufacturing topics, especially Extended Production Planning and Scheduling.

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Certificate Requirements

  • Gain a Record of Achievement by earning at least 50% of the maximum number of points from all graded assignments.
  • Gain a Confirmation of Participation by completing at least 50% of the course material.

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This course is offered by

Alexander Shipilov

Alexander Shipilov is a principal business enterprise architect with consulting experience for various SAP solutions. He joined the Regional Implementation Group (RIG EMEA) as a product expert in July 2020.  Alexander has been in consulting for more than 18 years. His main focus areas are sales, procurement, logistics, customer experience, and architecture & integration across systems landscapes. 

Currently, Alexander supports customers on their way to SAP S/4HANA as a development angel. He has published several blog posts and provides regular knowledge sharing sessions.

Diogo Iran

Diogo Iran is a senior business consultant and expert inthe Extended Warehouse Management solution for SAP S/4HANA. He has worked as a business architect for customers in Brazil and Latin America for 18 years.

Diogo joined the SAP S/4HANA Regional Implementation Group (RIG) in January 2019. As an SAP S/4HANA product expert in the RIG, he supports SAP S/4HANA implementation projects in Latin America, accelerating SAP S/4HANA adoption through enablement for customers and partners.

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Hendrik Luetjohann

Hendrik Luetjohann is a principal business consultant and part of SAP’s Business Transformation Services, based in Australia. He is part of the SAP S/4HANA Regional Implementation Group (RIG) in APJ and the product expert for SAP S/4HANA Cloud. He has been working for SAP for more than 20 years and leads the procurement team within the RIG.

Hendrik has supported numerous successful SAP S/4HANA (on-premise and cloud) customer projects in the APJ region and provides enablement activities for customers, partners, and other stakeholders.

Karin Ruffenacht

Karin Ruffenacht is a principal consultant for SCM and joined the Regional Implementation Group (RIG EMEA) as a product expert in May 2018.

Karin has been in consulting and training with SAP for more than 20 years. Her main focus has always been on production, variant configuration, PP/DS and the integration of logistics processes.

Currently, Karin supports customers on their way to SAP S/4HANA as a development angel or consultant. She likes to provide knowledge transfer and has published the cookbook for embedded PP/DS on SAP S/4HANA.

Kusiel Camargo

Kusiel Camargo is a senior business consultant and expert in the Production and Quality modules for SAP S/4HANA. He has worked as a consultant and business architect on SAP projects in Brazil and abroad for more than 16 years.

Kusiel joined the SAP S/4HANA Regional Implementation Group (RIG LATAM) in January 2016. As an SAP S/4HANA product expert and Plan-to-Product team lead, he supports SAP S/4HANA implementation projects in Latin America and accelerates SAP S/4HANA adoption through enablement and content creation.

Martina Reichert-Fischer

Martina Reichert-Fischer is a principal consultant for SD/Order-to-Cash based in Germany. She has been part of the SAP S/4HANA Regional Implementation Group (RIG EMEA) since August 2020.

Martina has worked for SAP as a consultant for more than 22 years and leads the Order-to-Cash/Request-to-Service team within the RIG. Currently, she supports customers on their way to SAP S/4HANA as a development angel or consultant.

Philipp Bergthaler

Philipp Bergthaler is a business consultant for SAP S/4HANA Supply Chain for transportation management and joined the Regional Implementation Group for EMEA as a product expert in March 2019. 

Philipp has a background in logistics and development, and 4 years of consulting experience with Transportation Management. His main focus is transportation planning, integration of logistics processes, and the migration of the transportation management capability from SAP Business Suite to SAP S/4HANA.

Currently, Philipp supports customers on their way to SAP S/4HANA as a development angel or as a consultant.

Kim Van Riet

Kim Van Riet is a senior business consultant and joined the Regional Implementation Group (RIG EMEA) as a product expert in April 2019. She is based in Belgium.

Kim has been in consulting with SAP for 5 years. Her main focus has always been on sourcing, procurement, and integration of logistics processes.

Kim has supported several SAP S/4HANA on-premise customer projects in the EMEA region as a development angel or consultant, and likes to provide enablement activities for partners, customers, and other stakeholders.