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Responsive Manufacturing Solutions

Improve operational efficiency

Embrace all aspects of design, manufacturing, and post production operations with responsive manufacturing software from SAP. With real-time visibility and transparency, you can optimize operations, collaborate with global manufacturing and supply chain networks, and lower overall costs. Through integrated automation, your business can support machine-to-machine communication, implement Industry 4.0 manufacturing solutions, and connect with the Internet of Things in the cloud.

Solution Capabilities

Included Capabilities

Production Planning

Shorten lead times at low cost with responsive production planning

Use responsive production planning, critical in today’s dynamic business environment where customers increasingly seek shorter lead times and companies have to respond at lowest cost – with SAP solutions. Enable fast and responsive production planning scenarios closely linked to manufacturing execution. Increase your visibility to manufacturing capacity, and react to changes on the plant floor more efficiently to maintain quality products and customer service, while decreasing costs.

Production Scheduling

Ensure feasibility of production plans with integrated scheduling

  • Tightly integrate production planning with scheduling and execution with SAP solutions.
  • Gain a consistent view on inventory, capacity, and detailed material flow.
  • Schedule resources optimally by considering finite capacity, rules for sequencing and setup, and material availability constraints.
  • Take advantage of our solutions with configurable multilevel production scheduling and optimization capabilities that address many industry-specific sequencing requirements.
Production Warehouse

Boost enterprise productivity with efficient production warehouse processes

Improve visibility and optimize enterprise material movement between warehousing and production operations. Synchronize material flow using SAP software for production warehouses:

  • Stage materials required for production and process operations in supply areas in timely and required quantities
  • Support efficient consumption during the production process cycle
  • Improve your enterprise productivity by supporting agile manufacturing principles
Discrete Manufacturing Orchestration and Execution

Improve efficiency through execution and continuous control

Increase throughput, make cycle times shorter and more predictable, and reduce work in process with SAP software for manufacturing execution. Automated data collection enables complete as-built records, and embedded quality and compliance controls help manage exceptions and address nonconformance. By integrating manufacturing execution processes and enabling real-time data access across the product lifecycle, you can increase visibility and optimize operational efficiency.

Enterprise Performance Management

Get enterprise-wide visibility for enhanced quality and compliance

SAP software provides full oversight into operations, audit cycles, and quality improvement efforts across globally distributed and local plants. Decision makers can monitor and benchmark corporate performance and establish quality improvement processes. Operations managers can respond faster to low supplier quality and customer complaints, detect issues or trends, and deliver comprehensive auditing services. That means larger market share, increased revenue, and competitive advantage.

Lean Manufacturing

Provide lean manufacturing processes across the supply chain

Facilitate lean manufacturing processes that support push-and-pull methods to drive timely production with SAP software:

  • Simplify processes for flow manufacturing, lean planning and execution, and data collection, integration, and analytics
  • Improve visibility across manufacturing and the supply chain to produce the right quality and quantity of products consistently and predictably at the right time
  • Optimize collaboration and operational costs to deliver quality products and services  
Quality Management and Compliance

Exceed expectations through optimal quality management and compliance

Run enterprise-wide, closed-loop quality manufacturing management processes using our quality management and compliance solutions:

  • Prevent deficiencies, improve process improvement continuously, and sustain quality control
  • Gain visibility to continuously improve operations and produce high-quality goods at low cost
  • Help ensure compliance with regulatory and manufacturing regulations
  • Reduce operating costs, limit poor product quality, and meet customer and stakeholder expectations

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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Get a wealth of information – about everything from installation and upgrades to security, integration, and product availability.


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. 


Open integrated factory | Industry 4.0 with SAP

Hear how SAP ERP seamlessly integrates with the operation execution. SAP Manufacturing Execution (SAP ME), SAP Manufacturing Integration and Intelligence (SAP MII) orchestrate the workstations by connecting ERP2PLC with Plant Connectivity (SAP PCo).

Improve the manufacturing user experience (UX)

Looking for ways to work more efficiently? Hear how the SAP Fiori UX for manufacturers lets production workers and supervisors process orders and operations through a single, role-specific workspace – improving insight into quality issues and tasks.

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