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Production Scheduling and Manufacturing Solutions

Eliminate the disconnect between planning and execution

Improve the efficiency of production scheduling and manufacturing while managing associated market and operating risks. SAP software enables effective management of plant performance, inventory replenishment, and cost minimization. You can even help ensure timely product delivery through better planning and close integration between top-floor and shop-floor systems. And better yet, you can seamlessly trace your products and components to fulfill compliance requirements.

Learn more about our production scheduling and manufacturing solutions

Solution Capabilities

Explore the capabilities of our production scheduling and manufacturing solutions:

Production Planning

Shorten lead times at a lower cost with responsive production planning

Run responsive production planning to respond to customer demand for shorter lead times – at the lowest-possible cost. SAP software helps you:

  • Enable fast and responsive production planning processes that are closely linked to manufacturing execution
  • Increase visibility into manufacturing capacity
  • React to changes on the plant floor more efficiently
  • Maintain quality products and customer service, while decreasing costs
Production Scheduling

Create feasible production plans with integrated scheduling

Tighten integration of production scheduling, planning, and execution with SAP solutions. Our software helps you:

  • Gain a consistent view into inventory, capacity, and detailed material flow
  • Schedule resources optimally by considering finite capacity, rules for sequencing and setup, and material availability constraints
  • Address many industry-specific sequencing requirements by taking advantage of configurable multilevel production scheduling and optimization capabilities
Manufacturing Orchestration and Execution

Improve efficiency through execution and continuous control

Integrate real-time plant data into manufacturing execution processes to increase visibility throughout the product lifecycle. With our software, you can:

  • Increase throughput, and reduce work in process
  • Make cycle times shorter and more predictable
  • Automate data collection to complete as-built records
  • Manage exceptions and address nonconformance by embedding quality and compliance controls
Quality Management and Compliance

Exceed expectations with quality management and compliance

Run enterprise-wide closed-loop quality management and compliance processes to prevent deficiencies, enable continuous process improvement, and sustain quality control. With SAP software you can:

  • Equip quality managers with the visibility needed to continuously improve operations and produce high-quality goods at a low cost
  • Help ensure compliance with regulatory and manufacturing regulations at the same time
  • Drive down operating costs, limit poor product quality, and meet customer and stakeholder expectations
Sense and Respond to Production Insights

Enhance the value of process improvements with shared situational awareness

Sharpen production insights to foster continuous improvement in industrial environments by using sense and respond solutions from SAP. Our software helps you:

  • Gain a common understanding of the priority, cost, and impact of driving new and challenging improvements in standard processes and workflows
  • Track the resources – including people and machines – that are performing the work to assess progress
  • Manage variants that arise from process change
Product Genealogy

Support comprehensive tracing of batch-managed products and components with product genealogy

Establish complete product genealogy by tracing batch-managed products and components across the entire supply network and linking them to related business activities, such as deliveries and purchase orders. With SAP software, you can:

  • Allow plant personnel to analyze and find the root cause of product defects, and then perform and report on targeted holds, withdrawals, or recalls with browser-based graphical tools
  • Reduce the risks associated with product issues, improve service levels, and facilitate regulatory compliance with a comprehensive view into batch genealogy
  • Protect brand equity

Quickly adopt and maintain SAP solutions

Get the support you need to efficiently implement and operate your SAP solutions – and take advantage of new technologies. We offer a range of support services, from foundation level to strategic engagement and co-innovation.

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Reimagine the way you do business with SAP Digital Business Services

Businesses everywhere are transforming into digital enterprises – but it’s not always that easy. SAP Digital Business Services can help guide your transformation journey every step of the way, from strategy to technology implementation and beyond.

Our experts take a holistic approach, helping you identify and implement new processes and capabilities while ensuring your operations continue to run smoothly. We’ll work to make sure your SAP software delivers ongoing, unsurpassed value as you address the evolving demands of the digital economy. 

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