Series: SAP Excellence
Hardcover: 207 pages
Publisher: Springer; 2009 edition (February 13, 2009)
Product Dimensions: 6.3 x 0.7 x 9.5 inches
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Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
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This book is way too expensive for its content value. I found this book to be just mostly a compilation of Supply Chain Management concepts from work of others including materials from SAP. I feel the author was trying to map at very high level of those SCM concepts to SAP APO capability. If you do not know anything much about SCM and APO, this book is probably good for you to give you ideas of how SAP APO can be used. But again, you can get that from SAP website. Do not expect to get any detailed features of DP, SNP, and PP/DS out of this book, they are just not there. I found it hard to believe someone can rate this book as 5 stars
The book seems best for a newcomer to SAP's software. It describes at a fairly high level the very complex set of packages that SAP offers.There is a topic that might be of especial interest to some readers. mySAP.com. This is an enterprise-wide portal plus a marketplace. In the computer press, it has received wide publicity. Partly because it gave employees a more role-based and more personalised view into their corporate resources. While the marketplace aspect was a reaction to the rise of the b2b startups during the dot com era. Though most of those startups failed, they did propagate the idea of a convenient marketplace on the Internet. The book shows how SAP implemented this.
If you are an SAP consultant, this books is not for you. It may give you some superficial information on supply chain if you a SAP user, but I think one of your SAP core team IT folks may be able to teach you that in a few hours. So, don't waste your money on this book, just talk to your SAP support team if you want to understand the process, or pick up another book that would really teach you supply chain management.
I have worked for SAP America some time ago in the module of CRM however when I changed careers and went into automotive supply chain, I needed to understand my work. Well, I purchased this book. It's OKAY for understand supply chain in SAP but find another book for learning the functinal processes, this book explains the business process. Too, the author does give a good overview of how supply chain management is used in the SAP environment. It would be a good reference point if your company is implementing SCM in SAP.
You do not need to buy new one, just buy used one if you want to know supply chain management.
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