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  1. Tips for Mapping Physical Production Operations to the Optimal Manufacturing Type in SAP ECC

    Management The requirement to integrate your SAP system with a shop floor system can have a profound impact on which manufacturing type you adopt. Learn the characteristics of each manufacturing type in an SAP system and the master data and transactional steps required to implement each in SAP ERP Central Component (ECC). View a decision…...…

  2. Leverage the Benefits of Period-Based Accounting for Special Make-to-Order Manufacturing Scenarios

    Learn about some special manufacturing scenarios in which you can implement a make-to-order (MTO) strategy for repetitive controlling processes and then manage the manufacturing costs for a product by period and not by individual lot size. Key Concept A repetitive manufacturing production process applies to manufacturing sites that are characterized by high volume and continuous…...…

  3. Implement a Lean Cost Control Process in a Repetitive Manufacturing Environment to Improve System Performance

    Learn how to set up cost control in a repetitive manufacturing environment. The process of repetitive manufacturing differs substantially from the other types of manufacturing and therefore needs a different method of cost control. By using this alternative method — product cost by period — you can simplify your cost control process. Key Concept In…...…

  4. What You Need to Know About SAP xMII to Enable Adaptive Manufacturing

    Learn about SAP xApp Manufacturing Integration and Intelligence (xMII) and see how you can use it to improve your manufacturing processes. Through several real-world examples, see how xMII helps your operation monitoring and control, quality management, and manufacturing synchronization. Then, take a look at the technology behind xMII. Key Concept SAP xApp Manufacturing Integration and…...…

  5. Boost Manufacturing Agility and Flexibility with SAP HANA

     Digital transformation is a goal that many manufacturers have been working toward as a means of optimizing operations and improving manufacturing productivity. But the last year has increased the urgency of this initiative as it has become clear to manufacturers that digital transformation can help maintain business continuity and increase agility when introducing new…...…

  6. SAP Implementation in Manufacturing Industry

    Implementing SAP ERP systems in the manufacturing sector requires meticulous planning and customization to align with specific business processes. Successful SAP deployment involves defining clear project objectives, conducting a Proof of Concept (PoC) to test the system with simulated data, and providing comprehensive training sessions to ensure team proficiency. These steps mitigate risks and facilitate…

  7. Optimize Your Manufacturing Plant by Implementing an MES for Shop Floor Data Collection and Automatic Data Transfer to ECC

    Learn how to connect a manufacturing execution system (MES) to SAP ERP Central Component (ECC). Understand common use cases and best practices during the implementation. Learn integration options, avoid common pitfalls, and get help planning a multi-plant system rollout. View corresponding SAP transactions that allow you to review and troubleshoot MES data. Key Concept A…...…

  8. Control Manufacturing Cost Even when Production Planning Runs in a Non-SAP System

    See how to configure your SAP system to use CO production order functionality and learn tips about completing processes and transactions with this functionality. Key Concept A CO production order is an internal order that is used to capture plan and actual manufacturing costs. Its functionality is similar to other manufacturing orders, such as production…...…

  9. Hone Your Manufacturing Cost Understanding for Better Decision Making

    When a product is manufactured, an accounting entry is automatically made each time that a posting is made in the production process. Some of these postings take place in FI, while others are posted only in CO. Follow the flow of these accounting entries and understand the reconciliation process between FI and CO. Key Concept…...…

  10. A Guide to Selecting the Appropriate Cost Object to Support Your Manufacturing Process

    A company can choose between different methods for manufacturing its products, depending on the type of product, complexity of the production process, and whether the product is manufactured in response to customer demand for particular options. Different cost objects are available within product costing in SAP ERP, which complement each manufacturing process. Key Concept A…...…