The Logistics Execution (LE) module encompasses the functionality for planning and managing the execution of physical stock movements; supporting inbound, outbound, internal, and reverse logistics processes within the enterprise system; and business process for:
The Logistic Execution module is fully integrated into the business scenarios in the following areas:
Materials and Inventory Management, Sales, Handling Unit Management, Project Systems, Foreign Trade and EH&S Dangerous Good Management.
The Logistics Execution platform can also be run as an independent instance to form the basis of a decentralized implementation, which communicates back to the ERP system through near real time messages (IDOCs). This approach is frequently used for warehouse and logistics solutions where high performance for mobile devices and/or automation and high availability for 24x7 operations is necessary.
Mobilization of logistics processes, in particular warehouse processes, can bring significant benefits to a business in terms of throughput, accuracy and efficiency. SAP provides native support for Radio Frequency (RF) devices for barcode scanning as well as voice directed operations. This is achieved through standard elements of the SAP landscape:
SAPConsole - Text based devices.
WebSAPConsole - For graphical, touch screen and voice devices.
ITS Mobile - The replacement for SAPConsole and WebSAPConsole in later releases of SAP Enterprise Core Component (ECC).