All about SAP VMS

This blog is about SAP Vehicle Management system (VMS) and Variant configuration that to be used in Automobile inducts.

Vehicle Management system (VMS)

Vehicle Management System (VMS) is an application for the Automotive industry. It supports, in the area of Sales & Services, the business processes that you require as vehicle importer when dealing with your original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and your dealers in new and used vehicle sales. VMS offers you complete integration of all the relevant processes such as procurement, sales, rework, returns processing, trade-in and service processing. It also supports the archiving of vehicle data. In other words, it allows you to react flexibly to customers’ requirements in the area of production (using the “pull strategy”) and fast delivery times with reduced warehouse stock and sales/distribution costs.

Below are structures of this Blog.

  • VMS Core capabilities
  • VMS Concepts
  • Data Linked to Vehicle master
  • Roles
  • Business process
  • Configuration

Variant configuration (VC):

 Variant configuration is for manufacturing complex products. The manufacturer is always having to offer new variants of its products. Often, new variants are created by modifying existing product designs as you process the order. The important thing is to react quickly to customers’ requirements.

The customer determines the features of the product. A customer buying a car, for example, can choose the features of the car and combine these features as required.

 The product configurator improves information exchange between sales, engineering, and production. Variant configuration helps the customer or salesperson to put together specifications for the product and ensure that the product can be produced from these specifications. It also ensures that production costs do not overstep the mark.