podcast cover

TMP - The TM Podcast

Team TM Podcast

This podcast is about SAP Transportation Management.
@SAPTMPodcast goes Twitter

04:38 | Mar 28th, 2018

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.
Strategic Freight Management in TM 9.4

03:09 | Oct 24th, 2016

The latest in Strategic Freight Management in TM 9.4
Strategic Freight Procurement in TM 9.3

07:36 | Oct 24th, 2016

The latest and greatest in TM Freight Procurement in TM 9.3
The Process Controller

42:12 | May 3rd, 2016

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 happ...Show More
TM Quicksearch

1:19:43 | Dec 23rd, 2015

This (optionally 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 li...Show More
BOPF Part 2

2:11:11 | Oct 27th, 2015

BOPF, continued... 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.
BOPF Part 1

2:20:05 | Sep 23rd, 2015

It´s all about BOPF(or BOBF:->) and how we use it in TM.
Package Builder

1:13:47 | Jul 30th, 2015

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 info...Show More
TM 9.3 Refactoring: UI

53:47 | May 22nd, 2015

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...Show More

1:19:27 | Mar 6th, 2015

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

10:28 | Oct 17th, 2014

This Episode is about Strategic Freight Procurement with SAP TM.
Visual Business

1:14:44 | Jul 9th, 2014

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...Show More
SAP TM Collaboration Portal

49:11 | Jul 4th, 2014

The SAP TM Collaboration Portal is an web based component allowing collaboration between TM and the carriers. It covers freight procurement, tendering, execution and finally invoicing/dispute management. So a lot to talk about.
The Trigger Concept

52:07 | Jun 3rd, 2014

The trigger concept is used to handle locking situations, allow asynchronous updates and separation of concerns. This concept and the report to process this triggers are explained in this episode. The consulting notes mentioned are: 1. For trigge...Show More
Nature of Goods in Air Freight

31:30 | May 22nd, 2014

This time it is a very specific topic: "Nature of Goods" (NOG) in Air freight. More precisely it is about "Nature and quantity of goods" and about Nature of goods for manifest.

1:06:31 | May 1st, 2014

This episode is about "Strategy to Action" :-> We talk about the way transportation execution is handled within TM.
Load Planning

0:00 | Dec 22nd, 2013

The focus topic of this episode is Load Planning / Vehicle Space optimization with TM 9.1. As this is a brand new area for us there is a lot to talk about, and so we did :->

58:55 | Dec 15th, 2013

This episode is more on the techi side, so fun ahead! We talk about how to develop in the TM (= BOPF ) context and how not to develop in the same.
TM 9.1 Overview

0:00 | Nov 11th, 2013

The new features coming with TM 9.1 are presented her, this time in video format.
TM Documenation

1:14:11 | Oct 13th, 2013

The question "Where can I get TM information and documentation?" is something we hear a lot and we try to answer this in this episode. We try to be complete on the different types of documentation, who is the target audience, how can they be found, ...Show More
TM Trainings

0:00 | Sep 22nd, 2013

TM-Podcast episode 17 gives an overview of the Transportation Management trainings that are currently offered. We talk about the individual content of each training and the prerequisites that are required to successfully take part in this courses. Be...Show More
TM Optimization

1:44:20 | Sep 22nd, 2013

This first episode after our summer break talks about the TM optimizer, it´s concepts, techniques, options and everything else what came into our minds.
Business Partner Determination

09:45 | May 12th, 2013

The Business Partner determination in TM.
TM Integration Setup / PI

1:52:05 | May 11th, 2013

In this talk we cover how TM is technically integrated with other systems such as SAP ERP or SAP GTS (A2A integration), resp. with business partners such as carriers (B2B integration) to exchange transactional data such as a transportation requiremen...Show More
TM Geography

1:12:37 | May 10th, 2013

Geography and the transportation network is a very important aspect in transportation and hence also for SAP TM. In this episode we talk about all the relevant objects in the transportation network like locations, zones, lanes, hub hierarchies etc. ...Show More
Automated Testing

1:02:30 | Apr 22nd, 2013

Automated Testing helps you keeping a TM stable and reliable without too much manual testing effort. In this episode we try to cover some aspects of it, specially we focus on using eCATT in the TM context and we also visit newer tools like Selenium.
TM Mobile

26:07 | Apr 21st, 2013

This episode features our TM mobile applications and the technology behind it. After talking about mobile app technology in general, we give an overview of the available apps and the offered functionality. We have a closer look at the involved layers...Show More
BRFplus and advanced conditions

1:31:04 | Apr 18th, 2013

This episode is about BRFplus, SAPs Busines Rules Framework. Starting from 10.00 ft perspective on what BRFplus is about we try to cover all relevant elements of BRFplus, like applications, data objects, functions, expressions etc. Some extra time ...Show More
TOR Times

52:41 | Apr 8th, 2013

Times are a important topic in transportation, so they are in TM. We talk about the times in Freight Units, Freight Orders, Trailer Docs, Bookings and how they depend and interact with each other. The determination of the times with the scheduler ...Show More
Business Object TOR

1:15:46 | Mar 23rd, 2013

The Business Object Transportation Order (/SCMTMS/TOR technically) is used for all planning, subcontracting and execution activites in TM. This episode is about the different usages and the technical structure of the TOR.
TM UI Basics

1:29:18 | Mar 15th, 2013

Today we are getting technical: We are talking about the UI techniques and layers in TM. We start from the different end user presentations techniques like the Netweaver Business client or the portal. Getting closer to the backend we visit WebDynpr...Show More
TCM Master Data

0:00 | Mar 12th, 2013

This time we talk TCM master data. We give a high level overview about Freigth/Forwarding Agreements, Calculation Sheets, Rate Tables and Scales and how they work together.
The LCL process

1:25:39 | Mar 11th, 2013

This Episode describes the LCL( Less than Container Load) process from a Freight Forwarder / 3PL perspective. We first discuss the generic LCL process to set a basic understanding. Then we high level talk about how the LCL process is handled in TM...Show More

1:12:19 | Feb 28th, 2013

This episode is all about conditions. We talk about the use cases, what is defined in a condition type, the Data Access Definitions and everything else around the setup. We give insights about transporting conditions, BRFplus as such and even how to...Show More

1:18:14 | Feb 27th, 2013

This episode is all about Tendering. Starting with an short explanation what tendering actually is we talk through an end to end tendering process. All relevant configuration is explained and we also tried to explain some typical use cases for the s...Show More
Freight Unit Building

1:10:39 | Feb 26th, 2013

This very first episode of the TM podcast is about freight units and freight unit building.