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What is SAP Manufacturing?

SAP Manufacturing solutions enable your company to integrate and embed intelligence in manufacturing processes facilitating Industry 4.0 principles with a single-source of real-time information. They provide the data required for optimal coordination of resource planning and production execution, covering all aspects of the manufacturing cycle from production order to order fulfillment and beyond. Digitization of your manufacturing processes allows you to increase manufacturing efficiency and agility and leverage the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Furthermore, SAP Manufacturing ensures transparency at the component and material level at all times.

SAP is the only company that provides a fully integrated solution from machine level to ERP all-in-one. If your company is already running on SAP S/4 HANA and you are looking to fully integrate your supply chain and get more out of your production, SAP offers a variety of solutions for digital manufacturing.

Phase 1
MES with
Manual Interactions

  • Operator driven workflow
  • Minimal traceability
  • No equipment integration
  • Manual data collection

Phase 2
Basic Equipment

  • One-directional connection: data from equipment to MES
  • Automated data collection and cycle count
  • Automated machine status
  • Increased traceability, reduced failure rate
  • Reduce opportunities for operator error

Phase 3

  • Single piece tracking; integrated scanner
  • Bi-directional connection: data flow between equipment and MES
  • Interlocking scenarios; increased process safety
  • Paperless production
  • Operators shift focus away from repetitive, low level tasks to higher level problem-solving

Phase 4
Integration of
Complete Lines

  • Material transport and handling automation
  • Line integration via process control unit (fully automated)
  • Handling/loading steps using robots
  • Higher throughput; higher quality
  • Full traceability
  • Opportunity for operators to expand production skills as maintenance tasks for robots, transport and automation will be needed

Phase 5
High Automation

  • Fully automated production process
  • Flexible transport units (AGV)
  • Interlinked machines
  • System driven workflow: operator in supervisory/oversight position

Phase 6
Lights Out Fab

  • No operator intervention: fully automated failure and exception handling

Digital Manufacturing with the SAP Manufacturing Suite

The modular structure of the SAP Manufacturing Suite allows you to scale a solution tailored towards your specific needs. Whether your needs range from basic MES functionality with a focus on effectively controlling work-in-progress (WIP) processes, to “paperless manufacturing” by automating communication and decision-making regarding the execution of production processes, to more advanced automation capabilities where the operator oversees production processes which execute through limited or no human intervention – it is possible to identify the modules, methods, and SAP products necessary to meet the unique needs of your production environment.

SAP Manufacturing

SAP Business Technology Platform

SAP BTP serves as the central cloud-based platform for enterprises and offers various features for storing and analyzing vast amounts of data from both internal and external sources, such as partner organizations, customers, and sensors. The platform also provides development and integration services through its application development and integration pillar and leverages newer technologies from its intelligent technology pillar to enable intelligent enterprise building.

SAP BTP has evolved to offer several major functions, including:

  • Application development and automation: SAP BTP provides a development platform for cloud-native applications and doubles as an extension platform for building extensions to on-premise systems or for SAP software as a service (SaaS) solutions. With this framework for automation, users can design and deploy their own workflows and robotic process automation (RPA) bots.
  • Extended planning and analytics: This feature offers an analytics frontend that facilitates planning across different business functions.
  • Data and analytics: SAP BTP provides solutions to store, ingest, combine, and govern data, as well as create analytical solutions on top of data.
  • Integration suite of services: This feature provides solutions for integration scenarios, such as SAP Integration Suite, SAP Event Mesh, cloud connectors, SAP API Management, and SAP Data Intelligence.
  • Artificial intelligence (AI): The platform offers machine learning-based business solutions, AI and machine learning models, and capabilities for creating, orchestrating, and managing chatbots.
SAP Business Technology Platform

Why partner with SYSTEMA?

SYSTEMA was one of the first companies to become a preferred SAP Manufacturing Service Partner when SAP began offering shop floor solutions and MES initiatives more than a decade ago. For 30 years, SYSTEMA has been providing manufacturers with a full range of IT-consulting and best practices to help maximize performance within their production environments.

SAP Manufacturing Consulting and Services

  • Analysis and optimization of manufacturing processes
  • Architecture and process consulting for manufacturing execution solutions
  • Design and implementation of automation solutions
  • Integration of standard SAP MES solutions
  • Customized extensions for SAP MES solutions
  • Equipment integration services (more than 10,000 equipment integrations worldwide)
  • Execution of international projects from small to large scale
  • Support for SAP MES implementations with 24/7 support operating 365 days a year

SAP Manufacturing Consulting and Services