Integrating warehouse operations with third party systems?

For those charged with managing warehouse processes and trying to make them as efficient as possible, one of the biggest challenges you can face is integrating disparate systems. Every warehouse manager will tell you that, in order for the operation to go smoothly, every transaction requires a synchronized goods-movement in the backend ERP system, as well as data accuracy and methodical system accounting between all parties.

That’s especially true for companies in the retail or manufacturing industries. And when you contract a third party to manage your warehouse, things can get even more complicated. The risks to your operations and business can increase exponentially. Reduced speed to market, decreased revenues and many more negative outcomes can result from poor systems integration.

Fortunately, there is a pretty good solution that can help simplify warehouse management and operations, even when a third party system is involved. The solution involves integrating systems using an SAP landscape, in particular, SAP Manufacturing and Integration (MII). One of the many great capabilities of SAP MII is that it translates the compatibility issues between two unique enterprise systems into a seamless information and workflow, which keeps your warehouse humming along with accurate data notifications.

In our SAP MII integration engagements, we’ve found one of the most valuable outcomes is that proper deployment of this technology removes the need for manual processes, so it naturally decreases the likelihood of dreaded human error. It also saves time when upgrading the middleware and systems involved.

Do you already have an SAP landscape as part of your environment? Is so, using SAP MII with other software assets, such as SAP ERP Central Component (SAP ECC), will help to integrate disparate warehouse systems much easier and faster.

So if you’re struggling with warehouse management integration issues, particularly when it comes to working with third-party vendors, consider looking into SAP MII as an integral part of the solution. And keep an eye out for future Quinnox blog articles that reveal some interesting facts about recent Quinnox SAP MII case studies.