Delivering real-time insight into shop floor manufacturing processes
As one of the first organisations to implement the SAP Digital Manufacturing Cloud solution for execution together with SAP S/4HANA Cloud worldwide, Smart Press Shop is harnessing Industry 4.0 technologies to integrate forming metal or alloy sheets and laser cutting equipment at its new factory with its cloud-based manufacturing execution system (MES).
The cloud-first development strategy includes vertical and horizontal integration as well as networking. Every business process maps to the IT platform, where it operates using centralised core functions, such as the workflow system and the document management system. All relevant KPIs appear exactly where they are needed in real time. The detailed, continuous component tracking represents a new milestone in automotive production, enabling AI techniques and detailed cross-process data analysis.
“We were looking for a modern cloud solution for our IT. SAP Digital Manufacturing Cloud convinced us in the end with its modern cloud architecture and user interface,” said Hendrik Rothe, managing director of Smart Press Shop GmbH & Co. KG.