SAP Manufacturing


Manufacturing Defined

Manufacturing refers to the creation of finished goods with the help of equipment, labor, machines, tools, parts, and raw materials. It includes variable factors like supplies, equipment, overhead, parts, and skilled workers. Production planning and scheduling contain comprehensive planning features and integrated scheduling to create efficiencies and lower costs. Modern manufacturing solutions include on-premise deployment, collaboration enterprise-wide, seamless digital capabilities, and real-time analytics for problem-solving and robust decision-making.

SAP Manufacturing

Key Capabilities of SAP S/4HANA Manufacturing for planning and scheduling include:

  • Comprehensive end-to-end planning: Planning production resources beyond material requirements planning (MRP) functionality, considering capacity and material availability constraints in the planning model, and integrating manufacturing master data.
  • Integrated scheduling: Streamline scheduling through global production environments, use industry scheduling for block, campaign, shelf-life and model mix planning, and perform detailed scheduling.

Manufacturing Defined

Manufacturing refers to the creation of finished goods with the help of equipment, labor, machines, tools, parts, and raw materials. It includes variable factors like supplies, equipment, overhead, parts, and skilled workers. Production planning and scheduling contain comprehensive planning features and integrated scheduling to create efficiencies and lower costs. Modern manufacturing solutions include on-premise deployment, collaboration enterprise-wide, seamless digital capabilities, and real-time analytics for problem-solving and robust decision-making.

SAP Manufacturing

Key Capabilities of SAP S/4HANA Manufacturing for planning and scheduling include:

  • Comprehensive end-to-end planning: Planning production resources beyond material requirements planning (MRP) functionality, considering capacity and material availability constraints in the planning model, and integrating manufacturing master data.
  • Integrated scheduling: Streamline scheduling through global production environments, use industry scheduling for block, campaign, shelf-life and model mix planning, and perform detailed scheduling.

Key Capabilities of SAP S/4HANA Manufacturing for production engineering and operations include:

  • Streamlined engineering: Digital collaboration with master data, design handovers, process planning, and change management. Simplify build package creation, management, and delivery for global environments.
  • Enhanced operations management: Analyze change impact and change implementation. System-optimized monitoring of shop floor operations with issue detection, root cause analysis, and decision support.

The importance of manufacturing is that it leads to research and development, innovation, productivity, exports, and jobs. It helps to raise living standards and generates more economic activity than any other business sector.

3 benefits are:

  1. Simplify functionality: Digital enterprise collaboration to simplify product planning, change management, and operations. Decrease days in inventory by integrating scheduling and execution for a full view of product data.
  2. Optimize adaptability: Minimize production disruptions in shop floor execution. Reduce cycle time by adapting production schedules to plant conditions.
  3. Enhance planning capabilities: Streamline build package creation, planning, and shop floor operations. Reduce revenue loss from stock outs by improving flexibility into production planning scenarios.

Vendor partners to modernize your manufacturing and increase efficiency include: Forcam, SAP, and Movilitas.

Key Considerations for SAPinsiders are:

  • Expert Panel Discussion: Boost Manufacturing Agility and Flexibility with SAP HANA. Listen to leaders engage about the state of manufacturing agility and flexibility by using SAP HANA.
  • Belmo Increases Warehouse Productivity and Order Fulfillment by 30%. Read the case study on how the use of technology, like machine learning, can have significant benefits.
  • Industry 4.0: The Journey to the Future of Productivity. Read about the importance of digital technologies, but also understand automation and collaboration are the path to success.

5 results

  1. factory transformation

    Digital Transformation in Manufacturing with SAP’s Industry 4.0 solutions

    Published: 21/June/2023

    Reading time: 3 mins

    Manufacturers increasingly understand the benefits of an all-inclusive Industry 4.0 strategy employing AI, ML, IoT, and automation. To extract maximum value, it’s essential these technologies form a cohesive strategy addressing current manufacturing challenges such as supply chain disruptions, workforce deficits, and regulatory shifts that require agility, efficiency, and sustainability. A comprehensive Industry 4.0 approach prepares…
  2. Digital Supply Chain

    Data-Driven Insights for Manufacturing Resilience

    Published: 19/April/2023

    Reading time: 2 mins

    SAP recently made updates to its supply chain solutions with data-driven insights to enhance supply chain operations’ resilience and sustainability. These updates include the integration of artificial intelligence (AI) into the SAP Digital Manufacturing solution, the introduction of 3D product and operations viewer capabilities in manufacturing, service, and maintenance processes, and the incorporation of sustainable…
  3. Additive Manufacturing

    Additive Manufacturing in Automotive

    Published: 26/September/2022

    Reading time: 1 mins

    SAPinsider will publish a focused research report on Inventory  Management and Optimization in November 2022. One of the aspects that we will touch upon in the report will be leveraging emerging technologies for inventory management and planning. We take pride in that our DART methodology helps SAPinsiders understand and evaluate how they can leverage technology…
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    Reduce Manufacturing Cost by Identifying Lowest Cost Alt BOM

    Published: 26/April/2022

    Reading time: 5 mins

    Every company needs help in identifying opportunities for direct material cost reduction. For a product, there can be several alternative bills of materials (Alt BOMs), which can have varied costs based on market conditions. In standard SAP, there is no report to identify the lowest cost BOM; the system may be using a high cost…
  5. Live from SAPinsider Studio: Frank Platt of SAP on Digital Manufacturing

    Frank Platt, Senior Director, Solution Management, Manufacturing, SAP, joins SAPinsider at the SAPinsider Manufacturing 2017 event to discuss the state of digital manufacturing and the value the SAP S/4HANA 1610 release brings to manufacturing organizations. Topics of this discussion include: Industry 4.0 and why manufacturing organizations across the globe are racing to digitize How architectural…