CHAPTER 16

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SAP TM: Deliver Fulfillment Across Global Logistics

You may be surprised to learn that the total cost of logistics in the United States is more than $1 billion annually. That’s a staggering amount. SAP customers produce 86% of the world’s sport shoes, 70% of the chocolates, 50% of the branded jeans, 72% of the beer, 9 million tons of cheese, and so on—and all of these products need to be transported and stored. The transportation and logistics network plays a vital role in collaborating with shippers, customers, and carriers. The real challenge is integrating systems to optimize your business’s overall logistics costs. A common pitfall ...

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