The TM Podcast has a twitter account, @SAPTMPodcast. The account will be used to distribute little pieces of information around TM, the podcast itself and related stuff.
And this is a technical test with our new podcasting infrastructure :->
This time we talk about a generic tool: The Process Controller.
After a short introduction what the process controller actually is, with some examples etc.
we talk about the necessary customizing.
Some technical details about what technically happens are also there.
Finally we talk about the ways of using the process controller to enhance the standard functionality.
This ( also video…) episode is a bit special, it´s the introduction of the TM Quicksearch. The TM Quicksearch is an easy way to find all kind of transactional documents like Forwarding Orders, Freight Bookings, Freight Orders, SFIRS and the like directly from the (installed) NWBC search bar. For all releases out in the wild it needs to be made technically available with a note first: 2260864.
After installing the note the required classes are available. Additionally you need to activate an SICF service for the class and configure an search provider for the NWBC, this is described here.
In the podcasts our students which implemented the search are also explaining the architecture of the search class so that you can use it to either build your own search classes or enhance our classes by inheriting from them.
We talk about association, alternative keys and node-classes.
And we use the BOPF-knowledge to show some coding examples on how to program in BOPF-context, including some dos and don’ts.
This episode is about the new 9.3 functionality, the package builder which can consider packaging rules to find out how many packages/pallets will be most likely used when transporting the materials as defined in the orders.
PS: The packaging information is not considered in the delivery creation…
As good agile developers we did some refactoring in TM 9.3. This episode is about the UI part of the refactoring. We talk on why, where and how we refactored.
TECH Warning: This one is really technical, if you liked the FBI episode, you will love it, if you don´t know what FBI (in TM context) is, you may skip this episode.
PS: If you are suprised by the episode picture, it´s a Trabbi, the famous east german car, credits for the picture goes to:
“Trabant 601S profil” by Marseille77 – the-blueprints.com. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons – http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Trabant_601S_profil.svg#/media/File:Trabant_601S_profil.svg
This episode of TMP is about the NetWeaver Business client, the cool grandchild of the good old SAP GUI. We look into the settings, installation and the very cool search providers.
You will love it (the NWBC, maybe also the episode).
Strategic Freight Procurement is focused on the target group of shippers as TM customer.
The shipper is sending Freight Agreement RFQ’s to carriers/LSP’s in order to create/renew a Freight Agreement for a certain trade lane, mode of transport , etc . The carriers/LSP’s will respond to the RFQ and the shipper can then decide which offer will get awarded.
As a final step, a new Freight Agreement is created.
Visual Business is SAPs tool to display business data in an natural way. It allows to show objects on a map and/or in 3D and interact with them. This is used in transportation management and so we took the chance to talk about Visual Business as such and how it is used in the TM world.