Item description for Inter-organizational Cooperation with SAP Solutions: Design and Management of Supply Networks (SAP Excellence) by Peter Buxmann...
Inter-organizational cooperation has become increasingly important in firms` strategies. This book provides a brief introduction to the theory of cooperation and the foundations of logistics, service management, and supply chain management. The main focus of the book, however, is to examine the use of SAP systems for supporting inter-organizational cooperation (in particular supply chain coordination). The authors present both well-known logistics solutions, e. g. EDI, and the implementations of state-of-the-art supply chain solutions using SAP systems such as mySAP.com, SAP APO, SAP LES, SAP BBP, SAP Business Information Warehouse, and Internet Applications. In particular, the book contains a number of case studies which show the application of the systems in practice.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.45" Width: 6.42" Height: 0.7" Weight: 1.31 lbs.
Release Date Oct 13, 2000
ISBN 3540669833 ISBN13 9783540669838
Reviews - What do customers think about Inter-organizational Cooperation with SAP Solutions: Design and Management of Supply Networks (SAP Excellence)?
Focused on the topic and practical - highly recommended Jul 3, 2002
This book's primary audience consists of SAP consultants and IT business systems analysts, and the ideal secondary audience should consist of business process owners in an R/3 environment, IT managers in all functional areas who are involved with developing, implementing and supporting supply chain and extended logistics solutions.
The theme is logistics management, using SAP, in an extended supply chain or a corporate hub and their vendors. There are three key sub themes in the book: (1) an explanation of the business benefits of extending buyer-seller systems in an extended supply chain (with an emphasis on using the Internet as the communications infrastructure), (2) specifics on how to accomplish this using SAP, and (3) evidence that it can be done.
I like the practical approach taken by the authors - instead of succumbing to the temptation to careen off into blue sky solutions, they stick with what can be done in the here and now. Although it's almost blasphemy to discuss EDI when everyone else seems to be hyping web services and other approaches and solutions that are relatively new, the authors show the strengths and weaknesses of this proven approach. They also discuss the strengths and weaknesses of XML, although ebXML is curiously missing. The reason its absence is so curious is that the EC appears to be wholeheartedly embracing it, and this book has a distinct European bias, especially in the chosen case studies.
More importantly, though, this book goes into the details SAP's internet components and how they relate to other modules that support logistics and supply chain management for an enterprise. The details go well beyond technology - this book gives equal treatment to business and technical issues, and that is one of the reasons why it's so valuable to the primary and secondary audiences I cited above. Although I thought ebXML should have been covered in depth, I found this book to be complete and to realistically cover the topic's key issues.