Major new SAP products are being released in the realms of supply chain management (SCM), manufacturing execution systems (MES), and product lifecycle management (PLM). TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic examines the solutions that SAP is offering for supply chain executives to expand beyond the traditional boundaries of SCM, PLM, and enterprise resource planning (ERP).
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Conclusions The solutions that SAP is offering for supply chain executives expand beyond the traditional TLA (three-letter acronym) boundaries of SCM, PLM, customer relationship management (CRM), ERP (manufacturing), etc. For example, when we talk about Collaborative Demand and Supply Planning, it is critical to include Trade Promotions (traditionally part of a CRM solution) in the end-to-end processes. Similarly, in Logistics and Fulfillment, GTM is a key component when sourcing from and servicing a