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Manufacturing Networks Solutions

Find hidden production capacity in your existing resources for greater success

Have the ability to scale up and down quickly based on market demand in a cost-effective way – with SAP software for production networks. Identify and resolve any issues across the extended supply chain to increase fulfillment of delivery commitments, manage changes to existing and new product introductions, and share process improvement ideas across your enterprise.

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Solution Capabilities

Included Capabilities

Digital Manufacturing Insights

Ensure the value of process improvements through shared situational awareness

Sharpen production insights to foster continuous improvement in industrial environments using sense and respond software from SAP. Gain a common understanding of the priority, cost, and impact of driving new and challenging improvements in standard processes and workflows, track the resources – people and machines – performing the work to assess progress, and manage the variations that arise from changes to the process.

Demand and Supply Collaboration

Collaborate efficiently with suppliers, outsourced manufacturers, and customers in a private portal

  • Manage inventory, demand, supply, and orders highly configurable with partners through a private portal.
  • Extended visibility of your supply network through supply collaboration.
  • Operate collaborative, event-driven processes using exception management.
Product Genealogy

Comprehensive tracing of batch-managed products and components across the supply network

With SAP software, companies can 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. Browser-based graphical tools enable plant personnel to analyze and find the root cause of product defects, and then perform and report on targeted holds, withdrawals, or recalls. The comprehensive view into batch genealogy reduces the risks associated with product issues, improves service levels, and facilitates regulatory compliance, which helps to protect brand equity.
Direct Manufacturing
Increase local and central operational visibility and production flexibility
Efficiently address fluctuating customer demands by connecting supply chain solutions with 3D printing capabilities of a global manufacturing and logistics network. The Distributed Manufacturing application enables you to meet the ever-changing demands of your customers quickly and efficiently by connecting our supply chain and manufacturing solutions with the 3D printing capabilities of a global manufacturing and logistics partner network. This provides you with unprecedented opportunities to drive innovation by revolutionizing your design, optimizing manufacturing and logistics processes, and creating reimagined business models.
Collaborative Supply Network
Establish a collaborative network with B2B connectivity for proficient supply chain collaboration
Collaborate with all supply chain partners using a single business network.Gain clear visibility into network data  by giving all participants a shared view of the full supply chain.Onboard thousands of global suppliers into your network by connecting supplier systems.

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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. 


Shine a light on the shop floor

You don't want organizational silos in your business, least of all in manufacturing. Tie production tightly with your core business software – and you'll see better uptime, faster reaction to change, more consistent processes, and happier customers.

Boosting efficiency for leaner production

Learn how Greenheck has dramatically reduced inventory without production shortages. The result is increased productivity and more-timely shipments.

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