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Implementing and Configuring SAP Event Management

by: Sandeep Pradhan

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ISBN: 1592293166
ISBN13: 9781592293162

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This book provides comprehensive coverage of the supply chain visibility business processes and technical architecture of SAP Event Management 5.1, including detailed step-by-step, set-up content for five critical supply chain visibility processes: Procure to Pay, Order to Cash, Manufacturing, Transportation and Returnable Items based on the Supply Chain council's SCOR framework.

Visibility Processes
Explore the supply chain visibility business processes supported in SAP Event Management 5.1, including the individual business processes, their steps, and the business benefits.

Setting up a Procure-to-Pay Scenario
Get introduced to the lean procurement concepts associated with SAP Event Management that provide better visibility of inventory management decisions and vendor collaboration.

Architecture in SAP Event Management
Learn about the architectural aspects pertinent to setting up and integrating an SAP Event Management 5.1 system, as well as the various deployment and technical connection options.

Integrating SAP Event Management
Discover the optimal integration of SAP Event Management with other SAP solutions that are beneficial for high-performance supply chain visibility processes.

Monitoring Procedures
Understand the system administration procedures for monitoring, error handling, and escalation management for the SAP Event Management 5.1 system.
Highlights

Supply Chain Event Management
Type of Events
Process & Product Visibility
Performance Visibility
Supply Chain Operation Reference Model
Deployment Options
Event Handler
Event Message
Event Posting Techniques
Status Web Dynpro Portal
Supply Chain Analytics
Archiving
The Author

Sandeep Pradhan is an SAP solution architect in the field of supply chain management with more than 15 years of professional experience. He specializes in supply chain application advisory services and has achieved results by helping clients to understand, architect, select and implement the right SAP SCM solutions required to run their business.
Table of Contents

1 ... Preface ... 15
1 ... Introduction ... 17
1.1 ... Who Is This Book For ... 18
1.2 ... How Is This Book Structured ... 19
1.3 ... Summary ... 21

2 ... Supply Chain Event Management ... 23
2.1 ... Understanding Supply Chain Event Management ... 23
2.2 ... Implementing Supply Chain Event Management ... 29
2.3 ... Integrating SCOR within Supply Chain Event Management ... 32
2.3.1 ... The Process Modeling Pillar ... 33
2.3.2 ... The Performance Measurement Pillar ... 35
2.3.3 ... The Best Practices Pillar ... 35
2.4 ... Supply Chain Event Management - Future Outlook ... 37
2.5 ... Summary ... 39

3 ... SAP Event Management ... 41
3.1 ... SAP Event Management Overview ... 41
3.2 ... Using SAP Event Management to Achieve Supply Chain Visibility ... 42
3.2.1 ... Process Visibility ... 42
3.2.2 ... Product Visibility ... 42
3.2.3 ... Performance Visibility ... 43
3.3 ... SAP Event Management Components ... 44
3.4 ... Types of Events in SAP Event Management ... 45
3.5 ... SAP Event Management Definitions ... 47
3.5.1 ... Application Object Type (Application System) ... 47
3.5.2 ... Event Handler (SAP Event Management) ... 47
3.5.3 ... Event Message ... 48
3.6 ... SAP Event Management Capabilities ... 50
3.6.1 ... Visibility ... 50
3.6.2 ... Notification ... 52
3.6.3 ... Response ... 53
3.6.4 ... Collaboration ... 53
3.6.5 ... Analysis ... 55
3.7 ... SAP Event Management in Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) ... 55
3.8 ... SAP Event Management Example ... 60
3.9 ... Summary ... 62

4 ... Visibility Processes Supported in SAP Event Management 5.1 ... 63
4.1 ... Business Process Modeling Notation ... 63
4.2 ... Procurement (SCOR - SOURCE) ... 64
4.2.1 ... Process Overview ... 65
4.2.2 ... Business Benefits ... 68
4.3 ... Production Malfunction (SCOR - MAKE) ... 69
4.3.1 ... Process Overview ... 69
4.3.2 ... Business Benefits ... 71
4.4 ... Order Fulfillment (SCOR - DELIVER) ... 72
4.4.1 ... Process Overview ... 73
4.4.2 ... Business Benefits ... 75
4.5 ... Transportation (SCOR - DELIVER) ... 76
4.5.1 ... Process Overview ... 77
4.5.2 ... Business Benefits ... 81
4.6 ... Outbound and Inbound Delivery (SCOR - DELIVER) ... 82
4.6.1 ... Process Overview ... 82
4.6.2 ... Business Benefits ... 84
4.7 ... RFID - Returnable Transport Item (SCOR - RETURN) ... 85
4.7.1 ... Process Overview ... 85
4.7.2 ... Business Benefits ... 87
4.8 ... Seasonal Procurement (SCOR - SOURCE) ... 87
4.8.1 ... Process Overview ... 87
4.8.2 ... Business Benefits ... 90
4.9 ... Railcar Management (SCOR - DELIVER) ... 90
4.9.1 ... Process Overview ... 91
4.9.2 ... Business Benefits ... 91
4.10 ... Summary ... 92

5 ... Architecture in SAP Event Management 5.1 ... 95
5.1 ... System Architecture and Integration ... 95
5.2 ... SAP Event Management Deployment Options ... 98
5.2.1 ... SAP Event Management as an Add-On for SAP ERP ... 98
5.2.2 ... SAP Event Management as Part of SAP SCM ... 99
5.2.3 ... SAP Event Management as an Optional Add-On ... 99
5.2.4 ... Application Component Matrix ... 101
5.3 ... Setting Up the SAP Event Management System ... 103
5.3.1 ... Setting up Communication with SAP Event Management from SAP ECC ... 103
5.3.2 ... Setting up Communication with SAP ECC from SAP Event Management ... 106
5.3.3 ... Setting up Communication Between SAP Event Management and SAP NetWeaver BW ... 107
5.4 ... SAP Event Management Technical ... 109
5.4.1 ... Connection of SAP Systems ... 109
5.4.2 ... SAP Exchange Infrastructure Integration ... 114
5.5 ... Summary ... 115

6 ... Setting Up a Procure-to-Pay Scenario ... 117
6.1 ... Business Scenario ... 117
6.2 ... SAP ECC Configuration ... 121
6.2.1 ... Business Process Type ... 121
6.2.2 ... Application Object Type ... 123
6.2.3 ... Event Types ... 130
6.3 ... Event Posting Techniques ... 136
6.3.1 ... Input Parameters ... 137
6.3.2 ... Output tables ... 138
6.3.3 ... BAPI Processing ... 140
6.3.4 ... BAPI Posting Example - Purchase Order Release ... 144
6.4 ... SAP SCM Configuration ... 148
6.4.1 ... Event Handler ... 148
6.4.2 ... Event Notification ... 161
6.4.3 ... Reaction to Event ... 164
6.4.4 ... Web Communication ... 169
6.4.5 ... Analytics ... 172
6.5 ... Scenario Monitoring in SAP Event Management 5.1 ... 175
6.5.1 ... Event Handler ... 176
6.5.2 ... Web Dynpro Reporting ... 178
6.5.3 ... Overdue List ... 178
6.5.4 ... Alert Inbox ... 179
6.6 ... Summary ... 180

7 ... Setting Up a Manufacturing Scenario ... 183
7.1 ... Business Scenario ... 183
7.2 ... SAP ECC Configuration ... 186
7.2.1 ... Business Process Type ... 186
7.2.2 ... Application Object Type ... 189
7.2.3 ... Event Types ... 194
7.3 ... SAP SCM Configuration ... 198
7.3.1 ... Event Handler ... 198
7.3.2 ... Reaction to Event ... 205
7.3.3 ... Web Communication Layer (WCL) with Authorization Model ... 208
7.3.4 ... Analytics ... 211
7.4 ... Scenario Monitoring in SAP Event Management 5.1 ... 212
7.5 ... Summary ... 215

8 ... Setting Up an Order-to-Cash Scenario ... 217
8.1 ... Business Scenario ... 218
8.2 ... SAP ECC Configuration ... 220
8.2.1 ... Business Process Type ... 220
8.2.2 ... Application Object Type ... 223
8.2.3 ... Event Types ... 244
8.3 ... Event Posting Techniques ... 258
8.4 ... SAP SCM Configuration ... 262
8.4.1 ... Event Handler ... 262
8.4.2 ... Reaction to Event ... 267
8.4.3 ... Web Communication ... 268
8.4.4 ... Analytics ... 269
8.5 ... Scenario Monitoring in SAP Event Management 5.1 ... 270
8.6 ... Summary ... 273

9 ... Setting Up a Transportation Scenario ... 275
9.1 ... Transportation Business Processes ... 275
9.1.1 ... Transportation Planning ... 276
9.1.2 ... Transportation Execution ... 277
9.1.3 ... Transportation Monitoring and Controlling ... 278
9.1.4 ... Transportation Tendering ... 279
9.1.5 ... Transportation Scenarios ... 280
9.2 ... Visibility Export Scenario I - Road and Sea Shipments ... 282
9.2.1 ... Scenario Monitoring ... 282
9.2.2 ... Configuration Steps ... 285
9.3 ... Visibility Scenario II - Transportation Management ... 289
9.3.1 ... Tracking of Shipment Requests and Shipments ... 290
9.3.2 ... Tracking of Tours ... 293
9.3.3 ... Tracking of Transportation Unit and Vehicle Resources ... 294
9.3.4 ... Tracking of Supplier Shipment and Freight Quotes ... 295
9.3.5 ... Configuration Steps ... 295
9.4 ... Visibility Scenario III - SAP APO TP/VS Shipments and Tendering ... 301
9.4.1 ... Configuration Steps ... 303
9.5 ... Transportation Analytics ... 307
9.6 ... Summary ... 308

10 ... Setting Up a Returnable Transportable Scenario ... 309
10.1 ... Business Scenario ... 309
10.1.1 ... Commission RTI Tag ... 313
10.1.2 ... Process RTI ... 314
10.1.3 ... Decommission RTI Tag ... 315
10.2 ... SAP ECC Configuration ... 316
10.2.1 ... Business Process Type ... 316
10.2.2 ... Application Object Type ... 317
10.2.3 ... Event Types ... 320
10.3 ... SAP SCM Configuration ... 324
10.3.1 ... Event Handler ... 324
10.3.2 ... Reaction to Event ... 327
10.3.3 ... Setting Up the Web Interface ... 328
10.3.4 ... BAdI Activation for SAP AII ... 331
10.4 ... Scenario Monitoring in SAP Event Management 5.1 ... 331
10.4.1 ... Analytics and Reporting ... 336
10.5 ... Summary ... 337

11 ... Integrating SAP Event Management with other SAP Solutions ... 339
11.1 ... SAP Supply Network Collaboration ... 339
11.2 ... SAP Transportation Management ... 342
11.3 ... SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse ... 344
11.4 ... SAP NetWeaver Portal ... 344
11.5 ... SAP Advanced Planning and Optimization ... 346
11.6 ... Summary ... 348

12 ... Monitoring Procedures for SAP Event Management ... 349
12.1 ... Monitoring ... 349
12.1.1 ... Processing Control ... 349
12.1.2 ... Application Logs ... 351
12.1.3 ... Alert Monitoring with CCMS ... 352
12.1.4 ... Interface Monitoring ... 354
12.2 ... Archiving and Deletion ... 354
12.2.1 ... Archiving ... 354
12.2.2 ... Growing Tables for SAP Event Management ... 357
12.2.3 ... Deletion ... 358
12.3 ... Regular Batch Jobs ... 358
12.4 ... Sizing ... 361
12.4.1 ... Sizing CPU and Memory ... 361
12.4.2 ... Sizing the Disk ... 362
12.5 ... Event Handler Processing ... 362
12.5.1 ... Event Handler Reprocessing ... 362
12.5.2 ... Simulation of Event Handler Processes ... 363
12.6 ... Summary ... 364

... Appendices ... 365

A ... Activities for SAP Event Management ... 367
A.1 ... Rule Activity Function ... 367
A.2 ... Rule Activity Method ... 370
A.3 ... Expected Event Monitor Activity Function ... 376
A.4 ... Expected Event Monitor Activity Method ... 377
A.5 ... Event Handler Update Activity Function ... 379
A.6 ... Event Handler Update Activity Method ... 379
B ... Transaction Codes ... 383
B.1 ... SCM Event Manager Transaction Codes ... 383
B.2 ... SAP ECC Application System Transaction Codes ... 388
C ... SAP Notes on SAP Event Management ... 391
C.1 ... SAP SCM Event Manager ... 391
C.2 ... SAP ECC Application System ... 396
D ... The Author ... 399

... Index ... 401