TMP022: TM Execution

This episode is about “Strategy to Action” :->
We talk about the way transportation execution is handled within TM.

[audio http://archive.org/download/tmp022_tm_execution-tm_podcast_tmp/tmp022_TM_ExecutionAAC.m4a ]

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TMP021: Load Planning

The focus topic of this episode is Load Planning / Vehicle Space optimization with TM 9.1. As this is a brand new area for us there is a lot to talk about, and so we did :->

[audio http://archive.org/download/tmp_021-tm_podcast_tmp/tmp_021.m4a ]

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TMP020: Performance

This episode is more on the techi side, so fun ahead! We talk about how to develop in the TM (= BOPF ) context and how not to develop in the same.

[audio http://archive.org/download/tmp020_recording/tmp020_recordingAAC.m4a ]

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TMP017: TM Trainings

TM-Podcast episode 17 gives an overview of the Transportation Management trainings that are currently offered. We talk about the individual content of each training and the prerequisites that are required to successfully take part in this courses. Besides that we shortly talk about certification and the dependencies between the courses

[audio http://archive.org/download/tmp17_tm_trainings/TMP17_TM_TrainingsAAC.m4a ]

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TMP016: The TM Optimizer

This first episode after our summer break talks about the TM optimizer, it´s concepts, techniques, options and everything else what came into our minds.

[audio http://archive.org/download/tmp016_optimizer/TMP016_optimizerAAC.m4a  ]

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TMP015: Business Partner Determination Profile

This episode is about the Business Partner Determination Profile.

Some marketing for the BP profile:

You can specify the list of party roles that the system makes available in a business document and can enable the system to determine the business partners for these party roles. You can also enable the system to automatically determine business partners for forwarding orders with specific Incoterms. This allows you easily and efficiently enter business partners in a business document. It cuts down the chance of manual errors and reduces the need to enter a business partner for each party role.

[audio http://archive.org/download/hf6ukrqushjj7z75zbwshl/TM900_BPDetermination_finalAAC.mp4 ]

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TMP014: TM Integration Infrastructure

In this episode we cover how TM is technically integrated with other systems such as SAP ERP or SAP GTS (A2A integration), resp. with business partners such as carriers (B2B integration) to exchange transactional data such as a transportation requirement or a transportation order.

Both, mediated integration via SAP PI as well as point-to-point integration using WSRM is discussed w.r.t. technical and application specific configuration of the messaging runtime, pros and cons, principal requirements.
For PI based integration, the PI architecture, PI pipeline steps, relevant PI configuration objects, and the role of SLD (system landscape directory) are explained. In addition, we discuss how shipped configuration templates, so called process integration scenarios, can be used to configure the PI runtime fot the TM specific A2A integration scenarios by using a wizard.
For P2P based integration, the recommended central configuration is explained and prerequisites such as service groups are described.
As round-up some basic trouble shooting check points are shortly summarized, and the necessary steps to enhance a standard interface by customer fields are listed.

List of some important transactions:

PI local integration engine configuration: SXMB_ADMIN -> Integration Engine Configuration

SLD Check: SLDCHECK

Integration Builder (Web UI for PI Tools Enterprise Services Repository, Integration Directory, SLD, Central Monitoring): SXMB_IFR
– Design Time (e.g. needed for Interface Enhancments): SXMB_IFR -> Enterprise Services Builder
– Configuration of PI runtime: SXMB_IFR -> Integration Builder

WSRM configuration: SOAMANAGER

Message monitoring:
– SXMB_MONI
– as of NW 7.31, separate transaction for WSRM based integration: SRT_MONI

Forward Error Handling: ECH_MONI

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TMP013: The TM Transportation Network

Geography and the transportation network is a very important aspect in transportation and hence also for SAP TM. In this episode we talk about all the relevant objects in the transportation network like locations, zones, lanes, hub hierarchies etc.
We also touch points like GIS systems and ERP integration, but the focus is on rules on how to define the TM transportation networkl efficiently.

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TMP012: Automated Testing

Automated Testing helps you keeping a TM stable and reliable without too much manual testing effort.
In this episode we try to cover some aspects of it, specially we focus on using eCATT in the TM context and we also visit newer tools like Selenium.

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