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Adopting a circular economy benefits the planet, economy, and companies

Mill products companies must deliver profitable growth without over-exploiting the environment by running collaborative supply chains, optimising manufacturing, and offering best-in-class customer experiences. 

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SAP Road Map for Mill Products

Explore our mill products road map to learn about current industry solutions, planned innovations, and future direction.

Current release highlights

  • Business network planning integrated with suppler collaboration
  • Manufacturing insights from combining KPIs with sensor and manufacturing execution data
  • Cloud-based collaboration platform for logistics network partners
  • Customer service with conversational bots and AI-supported ticket processing 

Upcoming innovations

  • Material requirement planning with interactive finite capacity leveling
  • Blockchain-based ocean shipping management
  • Reliable, predictive, and prescriptive maintenance management
  • Front-office commerce and configure-price-quote features integrated with SAP S/4HANA 

Future plans

  • Develop multi-enterprise collaborative sales and operations planning
  • Harness blockchain capabilities for material provenance
  • Enable end-to-end asset management, optimising asset lifecycle cost and corporate risk
  • Provide a hyperpersonalised buying experience while respecting data privacy

Get the facts

17-20 x

faster end-to-end processes.

SAP S/4HANA Value Paper

10 x

faster execution of material requirements planning for users of SAP S/4HANA.

SAP S/4HANA Value Paper

10 %

reduction in overall manufacturing cost for companies using SAP S/4HANA.

SAP S/4HANA Value Paper

Solve your specific mill products needs by enabling digital transformation

Optimise experiences with intelligent technologies

Digitalize end-to-end processes and leverage real-world awareness of customers and the environment to provide great experiences across all interactions.

Create an intelligent supply chain for assets

Optimise top-line performance and minimise bottom-line costs by transforming maintenance, repair, and operations processes.

Create a winning strategy for Industry 4.0

Explore SAP’s strategy for Industry 4.0 and how you can leverage Industry 4.0 to turn challenges into opportunities, connect with customers, and integrate partners.

Find mill products software tailored to your needs

Integrate sales, inventory, operations, and logistics to balance demand and supply profitably, optimise product availability, and lower inventory and working capital.


Optimise and grow your mill products business, including paper, metals, and building materials industries, by using a proven technology framework. Adopt global industry best practices while attaining operational and engagement excellence across finance, sales, procurement, and manufacturing.

SAP Customer Experience

Engage and transact with your customers anywhere, on any device, to drive digital customer interactions and enable deep insights, segmentation, and personalisation. Enable new sales models, self-services, a state-of-the-art customer experience, and a consistent customer journey across brands and channels.

Transform your business with SAP Services and Support

Evolve your business with services and support from SAP – your trusted adviser for digital transformation strategy and execution.

Simplify and accelerate your digital transformation

Support critical business processes on your path to innovation and digital transformation with holistic, end-to-end services that reflect over 40 years of knowledge, experience, and innovation.

Transform your business with unparalleled service support

Close the gap between your digital transformation strategy and execution with innovation discovery, digital strategy, and business transformation services from a trusted adviser that knows SAP software best.

Simplify and improve your business with the latest innovations

Reimagine B2B and own the experience economy

See how you can reimagine your business model to meet rising customer demands and win in the experience economy, even as more B2B digital commerce sells directly to consumers.

Get the latest news and trends from experts

Stefan Weisenberger
Global Mill Products Lead

Creating a sustainable future for your business

Learn how the circular economy, intelligent technology, and new initiatives run by industry leaders help you tackle the climate change challenge.

Alfred Becker
Global Lead for the Pulp, Paper, and Packaging Industries

Using Big Data to power benchmarking in production

Hear SAP’s Alfred Becker discuss how intelligent technologies can help paper and packaging companies benchmark to improve production.  

John Robinson
Strategic Business Development – Manufacturing and Industry 4.0

Moving mill products forward with Industry 4.0

Find out how Industry 4.0 has helped companies mitigate the impact of today’s global challenges and learn how a new level of intelligence can support you now.

Communities and Events

International SAP Conference for Mining and Metals

Join us virtually at the International SAP Conference for Mining and Metals from April 27-29, 2021. Meet the largest players in the industry, experience the latest innovations from SAP, and learn about moving your organisation into the future, while driving digital evolution.

International SAP Conference for Forest Products, Paper, and Packaging

Join us virtually at the SAP Conference for Forest Products, Paper, and Packaging from April 27-29, 2021, to gain insights from major players in the industry and discuss how to guide your organisation into the future and drive digital transformation.

Manage your mill products business enterprise-wide

Explore our comprehensive solutions for all business processes across all industries to find the solutions you need to build a connected business.

Human Resources

Simplify HR processes and engage your workforce to drive better business results, empower your workforce, and develop your talent.


Bring together financial processes with automated, real-time analytics, and translate them into forward-looking business insight across the entire organisation.

Procurement and Networks

Streamline procurement processes across your organisation, driving compliance and control while cutting costs and risks.


Take advantage of in-depth data analysis, predictions, and processing of complex events, and combine data from a variety of sources into one, integrated platform.

Database and Data Management

Leverage business applications that use the latest technology advancements – including the SAP HANA platform, cloud, mobile, and more.

Application Development and Integration

Deploy high-velocity, intelligent edge applications using business and technology services.

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