CHAPTER 4

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SAP TM : Overview, Architecture, Road Map

In this chapter, we will cover

  • How SAP Transportation Management (SAP TM) has evolved
  • The functional focus of every release
  • SAP TM for 3PLs
  • The use of new technologies, such as Floor Plan Manager (FPM), Business Rule Framework plus (BRFPlus), and Business Object Processing Framework (BOPF)
  • Support for an air freight-forwarding scenario

The SAP TM platform has a long history. SAP TM started with shipment execution functionality, primarily for the manufacturing/shipping community, as part of SAP R/2, under Logistics Execution-Transportation (LE-TRA), to capture shipment execution-related transaction ...

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