Warehouse management and the provision of consignment materials are often handled by external service agencies (ESA). In order to map the supplier consignment process perfectly, communication between all parties involved in the process is very important. In the SAP standard, there are important functions missing.
The ESA MM solution of the SAP-based add-on SPEEDI, which supplements the processing from the customer to the supplier with additional, important functions, solves this problem. SPEEDI ESA provides e-mail, fax and ESA as standard output media for communicating all goods movement processes (goods receipt, goods issue, withdrawal, damage/loss notification, return delivery) and for inventory reporting. The connection to SAP Ariba has been newly developed. Suppliers without an ESA-supported process can now view material stocks and movements at the push of a button.