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Role of SNC in SCM process

Hi

I have read from the SAP PRESS "DISCOVER SAP" book that SNC is not part of the SCM process

1) what role does SNC play in the SCM process

2) Is SNC a technical component or a functional one

3) what skill set is required for learning SNC

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    Former Member
    Jul 21, 2009 at 06:34 AM

    Hi AAL123,

    Supplier Network collaboration SNC is a Part of SCM Process it can be integrated with SAP ECC.

    1) There are following functionality available for SNC which is normally integrated with ECC

    a) Purchase Order Collaboration (POC)

    b) Supplier Manage Inventory (SMI)

    C) Release Process (RP)

    d) Invoice Collaboration (IC)

    etc.....

    By using Purchase Order collaboration functionality of SNC supplier can confirm the delivery and create advanced shipping notification ASN before sending the material and supplier can get information about how many quantity has been accepted or rejected this entire thing is online.

    For information on SNC click following link

    SNC 7.0 Link:[http://help.sap.com/saphelp_snc70/helpdata/EN/e1/8e51341a06084de10000009b38f83b/frameset.htm]

    SNC 5.1 Link:[http://help.sap.com/saphelp_snc2007/helpdata/EN/dd/8e51341a06084de10000009b38f83b/frameset.htm]

    2) You can't say it is functional or technical as in Implementation of SNC requires both functional as well as technical consultants.

    3) it requires SAP MM knowledge a person who as knowledge of SAP MM and PP.

    Regards,

    Nikhil

    Edited by: Nikhil P on Jul 21, 2009 12:10 PM

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    Jul 21, 2009 at 06:40 AM

    Hi AAl123,

    1) what role does SNC play in the SCM process

    SNC basically involves collaboration process whereas SCM purely involves

    planning oriented stuff. SNC is network based collaboration with

    supplier, vendors, customers etc.,

    2) Is SNC a technical component or a functional one

    Mostly SNC is technical stuff. ie 70% technical

    and 30% functional.

    3) what skill set is required for learning SNC

    You need to have collaborative planning knowledge

    associated with internet or network based

    link oriented planning knowledge.

    Regards

    R. Senthil Mareeswaran.

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    • Former Member

      Hi

      Addition to Senthil. It will be easier if you have knowledge on MM functionalities.

      SNC is heavily integrated with MM.

      Regards

      Vijaya

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    Former Member
    Jul 21, 2009 at 11:43 AM

    thanks all

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      Actually SNC has two part; one is supplier, the other one is customer part.

      All the answers above are about SNC supplier side. It integrates our company's MM with supplier's SD and PP. It is mostly tecnical.

      The answers for the customer side of SNC is

      - It integrates our company's SD with our customer's MM (actually it is not necessary. There is no need to have a system for customers)

      - It is mostly funtional; it has own forcasting, promotion, planning, loading settings.

      - I think, It is better to start SNC customer side with APO DP and ECC SD bacground.

      thanks