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SAP SCM: Applications and Modeling for Supply Chain Management (with BW Primer) by Wood, Daniel C.

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Table of Abbreviations

APICS

Formerly the American Production and Inventory Control Society, now the Association for Operations Management

APO

Advanced Planner and Optimizer (version 3.1)/Advanced Planning and Optimization (version 4.0+)

ASN

Automated Shipping Notice

ATP

Available to Promise

B2B

Business-to-Business

B2C

Business-to-Customer

BAPI

Business Application Programming Interface

BEx

Business Explorer

BI

Business Intelligence (see BW; historically a general term for advanced analytic reporting technologies—now applied more specifically by SAP AG)

BKM

Best Known Method

BOM

Bill of Materials

BW

Business Information Warehouse (NOTE: At the time of this text’s publication, SAP AG was in the process of re-naming BW to BI. For some time, therefore, readers may expect to see both the terms BW and BI used interchangeably for the same product)

CIF

Core Interface

CRM

Customer Relationship Management

CTM

Capable to Match

DCM

Delivery Control Monitor

DEPREQ

Dependent Requirements

DP

Demand Planning

DSS

Decision Support System

EAN

European Article Number

ECC

Enterprise Common Core

ECM

Engineering Change Management

EM

Event Management

EPR

External Procurement Relationships

ERP

Enterprise Resource Planning

FC Req

Forecast Requirements

GATP

Global Available to Promise

GR/GI

Goods Receipt/Goods Issue

ICH

Inventory Collaboration Hub

IM

Inventory Management

IMG

Implementation Guide

INDREQ

Independent Requirements

IT

Information Technology

MDM

Master Data Management

MLR

Multiple Linear Regression

MM

Materials Management

MPS

Master Production Schedule

MRP

Materials ...

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