Integration is the art of harmonizing hardware, software, and equipment systems in order to optimize, visualize, and automate manufacturing processes.

Automation is the art of transforming manually performed business activities into processes that are orchestrated and controlled through software solutions.

Optimization is the art of maximizing manufacturing efficiency, throughput, OEE, yield, and quality by monitoring, analyzing, and iteratively tuning manufacturing processes.

Visualization is the art of providing transparency into manufacturing, engineering, and supply chain operations in order to enable continuous optimization.

Migration is the art of exchanging critical business processes and IT systems without disrupting manufacturing operations.

A white paper is an authoritative report or guide that informs readers concisely about a complex issue and presents the issuing body's philosophy on the matter.

Best practices documents describe manufacturing IT solutions which are accepted within the manufacturing industry as being correct or most effective.

Previously recorded webinars provide in-depth discussion regarding specific manufacturing topics and solutions.

Demos are brief videos that showcase a specific aspect of a manufacturing topic or solution.

Presentations and recordings from past events hosted or attended by SYSTEMA are available to view or download.

Case studies are up-close and detailed examinations of challenges faced within a real-world manufacturing environment along with proven solutions.

Data sheets provide critical pieces of information, such as features and technical details, related to SYSTEMA’s products and services.

Blogs are informal discussions or informational pieces related to manufacturing optimization topics, solutions, and SYSTEMA-related news.

SAP Manufacturing and SAP Leonardo

SAP Manufacturing and SAP Leonardo

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 powered by SAP Leonardo  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 Execution (SAP ME)
    SAP ME is a complete, configurable MES system for discrete manufacturing which enables you to manage and control manufacturing and production operations. 
  • SAP Manufacturing Integration and Intelligence (SAP MII)
    SAP MII is the proven solution for the process industry. In addition to being able to monitor production in near real-time, it offers extensive data analysis tools. Data from a wide range of systems can be integrated, combined with data from business systems and necessary actions can be executed automatically or manually.
  • SYSTEMA’s SAP Manufacturing Accelerator Suite (MAX Suite)
    SYSTEMA’s SAP Manufacturing Accelerator Suite is a rapidly deployable, modular solution that can be quickly implemented to provide MES-like services.
  • SAP Plant Connectivity (SAP PCo)
    SAP PCo enables data transfer between production level with SAP Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) and SAP ERP.
  • SAP Digital Manufacturing Cloud (DMC)
    SAP DMC, improves with near real-time data and analytics. Execute manufacturing processes, analyze manufacturing and business data, and integrate systems with a cost-effective, high-quality, and resource-efficient method based on Industry 4.0. 
  • SAP HANA Cockpit
    SAP HANA Cockpit ensures manufacturing IT systems’ availability and optimizes computing power.
  • SAP OEE Package Solutions
    Overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) measures of the true performance of manufacturing productivity by evaluating equipment availability, production performance, and product quality factors.
  • SAP Manufacturing Application Management Services
    SYSTEMA’s SAP Manufacturing Application Management Service provides 24/7 support and expert recommendations for any existing SAP Manufacturing IT landscape.

SAP Manufacturing

SAP Leonardo Innovation Platform

SAP Leonardo is the digital innovation platform from SAP. It combines technologies, software and micro services that enable customers to leverage technologies like the Internet of Things, machine learning, Blockchain, analytics, and big data. SAP Leonardo integrates new technologies on the SAP Cloud Platform to fast-track your digital transformation initiatives. Use the system to rapidly adopt new business models and capabilities – and add future technologies as they emerge. Within the SAP Leonardo portfolio SYSTEMA is focusing on the manufacturing relevant topics like:

  • Predictive Analytics
    Big data and powerful algorithms within the SAP Cloud platform enable advanced analytics capabilities and AI-driven insights such as predictive quality and predictive maintenance.
  • Machine Learning and Edge Computing
    SAP Leonardo Machine Learning combines intelligent applications and services like the use of the Predictive Analytics Library (PAL) and services offered through the SAP Leonardo Machine learning foundation.

SAP Leonardo

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 more than 25 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