The Benefits of Intelligent Robotic Process in Supply Chain

Example: Best Practices with Use Cases for SAP Intelligent RPA – Supply Chain

Create Sales Inquiry

Business Value – Benefits

  • Provide a mass change capability to Post Goods Issue for all outbound
    deliveries that have already completed picking.
  • Freeing up shipping specialists to refocus on high-value tasks.
  • Improved operational efficiency.
  • Quickly create outbound deliveries for sales order, picking and post
    good issues.

Bot Skill Description

The bot performs an API call to select Outbound deliveries and perform the Post
Goods Issue. This bot supports the attended and scheduled modes in this
release.

Post Goods Movement

Business Value – Benefits

  • Ability to submit Movement Type for numerous orders at one time
  • Useful for manufacturing processes that can have goods movement
    reported on at intervals (for example, end of shift)
  • 3rd party manufacturing execution systems can produce an Excel
    output to generate the list of Movement Types for SAP S/4HANA

Bot Skill Description

The bot reads data from the Excel template providing Movement Type details and
then upload the Type using the standard whitelisted API in the S/4 HANA system.
This bot supports attended and scheduled modes in this release

Physical Inventory Count

Business Value – Benefits

  • Quicker turnaround on updates of inventory levels after physical
    inventory counting
  • Reduction in the total overall time required to execute the Physical
    Inventory process, which would require less downtime for production
  • Reduce human error while entering data

Bot Skill Description

A Bot calls SAP API to generate the Excel template for Warehouse Clerk to fill in
the information. Another Bot performs manual steps to update inventory counts
with information for each physical inventory document via SAP API.

Post Physical Inventory Count List

Business Value – Benefits

  • Quicker turnaround on updates of inventory levels after physical
    inventory counting
  • Reduction in the total overall time required to execute the Physical
    Inventory process, which would require less downtime for production
  • Improve physical inventory, reduce effort for the evidence / booking of
    incoming shipments

Bot Skill Description

  • The bot monitors the incoming files in the source folder, recognizes the physical
    inventory document referring to document number and fiscal year, then forward
    the attached Excel spreadsheet to the Excel transformation API.
  • The API transforms the data in the Excel into structured physical inventory document
    and then forward the requests to physical inventory API.
  • Relevant stakeholders will be notified automatically triggered by the situation handling.