Flexibility, ease of maintenance and cost effectiveness were increased at Zentis by the introduction of SAP MII (SAP Manufacturing Integration and Intelligence). With around 2,100 employees worldwide, Zentis GmbH & Co. KG, Aachen, is one of the leading companies in the area of fruit preparation and the production of sweet spreads, confectionery and bakery fillings.
These fruit preparations are filled into returnable containers (IBC – Intermediate Bulk Container) and then shipped. A container logistics system (CLS), as a SAP ERP add-on, takes over monitoring of the container and its contents over its entire life.
In a pilot factory in the US using SAP MII (SAP Manufacturing Integration and Intelligence), all relevant process steps such as washing, weighing, pressure testing and delivery are paperlessly and automatically recorded, checked and finally reported back to the CLS in connection with the technical facilities.
The SAP MII solution put into place by IGZ for Zentis represents a classic example of "vertical integration" between SAP ERP (CLS) and the PLC level.
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