Industry 4.0 – The Journey to the Future of Productivity

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  1. Model Your Direct Ship Functionality for Maximum Benefit

    Reducing order cycle time is a priority for many companies. The author demonstrates how to correctly configure your direct ship functionality. He also explains the benefits of a successful direct ship model, which include the ability to ship from the site closest to the customer, reduced shipping costs, and an increased return on inventory investment…....…

  2. Squeezing Inventory to Extract Value in an OEM Service Parts Environment

    Reading time: 17 mins

    Barloworld Equipment Southern Africa used SAP Advanced Planning & Optimization to manage 2.1 million stock keeping units across 46 plants and six southern African countries. By optimizing its inventory, it cut emergency supply fees by 20 percent and improved the overall availability of off-the-shelf inventory by 3.8%. Key Concept Inventory planning determines the quantity of…...…

  3. Keys to Building an Intelligent MRO Organization

    In aviation industries, such as aerospace and defense (A&D), maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) organizations operate a very complicated framework to maintain their aerospace assets. In the SAP ecosystem, these assets involve many different business segments, and maintenance activities need to be planned for, executed, and documented — and in a timely manner — to…

  4. Drive Business Insight with Shared Asset Intelligence

    Smart products have become important components of manufacturing networks. The information that smart devices can deliver about an organization’s assets has the power to transform business processes, business models, and manufacturing — particularly when that information can be shared across the entire ecosystem of suppliers, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), service providers, and asset operators involved…

  5. Quality Management Order Functionality Helps You Manage Quality Defect Costs More Efficiently

    Reading time: 14 mins

    Discover how using Quality Management order functionality in SAP ERP Central Component effectively helps you record, track, and manage the costs resulting from quality defects. Key Concept Discover how using Quality Management order functionality in SAP ERP Central Component effectively helps you record, track, and manage the costs resulting from quality defects. Traditionally, organizations use…...…

  6. Responsive Manufacturing: Redefining the Digital Enterprise

    Customers in the digital age are demanding more: more customization, more control over their purchases, and more guarantees of immediacy. To meet these demands, manufacturers must do more to become flexible and responsive. This means leveraging the Internet of Things (IoT) to enable digital manufacturing processes and gather actionable insights about asset performance. Discover strategies…

  7. Plan and Schedule a Sustainment Program for Complex Assets to Increase Uptime

    Managing a fleet of complex assets requires a well-organized and detailed approach to document maintenance requirements and to schedule their execution. The aim is to balance uptime for the asset and leverage the use of the repair facility. These capabilities are available using SAP’s Maintenance Program Definition (MPD) Workbench and Maintenance Event Builder (MEB). Using…...…

  8. When and How to Map the Merge-in-Transit Process to Your SAP System

    More and more companies are using merge-in-transit (MIT) to reduce the cycle time of orders and decrease costs. See how to design and map the MIT process in your SAP system. Key Concept Global sourcing from multiple vendors often requires consolidation of packages from several vendors into a single shipment to the customer. Merge in…...…

  9. Industry 4.0 – The Journey to the Future of Productivity

    Reading time: 5 mins

    Manufacturing companies are often overwhelmed by the breadth of Industry 4.0 technologies and are not quite sure where to begin their digital transformations. Learn how to assess product bottlenecks and inefficiencies and how to build incrementally on end-to-end processes such as design to operate. Because unique customer demands heavily affect product design and manufacturing, manufacturers…

  10. Make the Move to SAP Cloud Platform ABAP Environment with Confidence

    A fully digital approach to operations enables not only efficiency, but also resiliency and stability during disruptive times, such as the COVID-19 crisis. Cloud-based solutions allow businesses to continue running at any time and from anywhere, and cloud-delivered software updates continuously add new features and improvements to help organizations run better. With SAP Cloud Platform…