SAP Logistics Execution and Warehouse Management Guide

SAP Logistics Execution System is one of the major components of the supply chain management application from SAP. The application allows you to manage the information as well as the processes that are involved in all the stages of the supply chain.

The application handles various supply chain management procedures from procurement of raw materials to distributions of products. It connects the Supply Chain Management processes involved in procuring, order processing, productions, storage, inventory management, shipping and sales.

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SAP Logistics Execution and Warehouse Management Guide

Major Components

SAP logistic execution system has two major linked applications;  the transportation management system and the warehouse management system. The two are linked together to form a single administrative environment capable of carrying out various functions.

Functions of the SAP LES

The single system formed from the interlinking of the transport management system and the warehouse management system allows the user to perform he following functions:

  • Order supply
  • Management of inventory and storage
  • Tracing production, customer orders and product or goods delivery to the customers as per the given order.
  • Managing human resources and the business assets
  • Exchanging information with company suppliers and the customers
  • Making applications available via the web or online
  • Integrating legacy as well as order non SAP applications that are used by the business or organization.

SAP Transportation Functionality

The SAP transportation functionality originated from the logistics application that exists in the SAP R/3 as apart of the logistics execution system module which allowed the users to be able to plan and dispatch deliveries and also create shipments consisting of several deliveries. The functionality consolidates deliveries into transport based on criteria and features like regions or routes.

SAP Logistics Execution therefore allows for planning of transport for single and multi level transport chains. In this system, the required transport systems are automatically created making it possible for the user to plan transport in collaborative scenarios with the logistic partners. Transport processing via parcel services is also supported with the standard functions in the system. The results of the transport planning are documented in the transport documents. The transport documents are the basis for the functions of transport execution and freight calculation. The freight calculations are done as per the rules that are in the SAP application.

The Warehouse Management Functionality

The Warehouse management (LE-WM) provides the required information about specific organizational units as well as the master data. The system also covers the processes that are related to put away, stock removals as well as the transfer of the stock. Together with the transport management and shipping functionalities of the applications, it allows for overall effective management of stock and supplies.

Benefits of SAP LES

  • Fork LIFT Control
  • Warehouse Control and management
  • Management of yards
  • Shipment and foreign trade processing
  • It provides connections to Pick by Voice as Pick to Voice and RFID
  • Handling of Unit management
  • Warehouse management for both manual and automated warehouse


With the interlinked functionalities, the SAP logistics execution system provides an effective application that is fully and effectively able to handle supply management, shipment and transportation needs of an organization.

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