SAP is advancing into hitherto-neglected areas of production control and closing the gap between SAP ERP and the machine control layer. This allows SAP MII to control production in real time.
As a general rule, various systems are already in use in automated factories today, for plant data collection, process and machine data, quality systems, assembly instructions as well as for interfacing with underlying machine control systems. Often, these systems have developed over time and are usually based on different IT technologies.
With SAP Manufacturing Integration and Intelligence (SAP MII), SAP offers a standardized and highly flexible IT platform for vertical data integration that is precisely tailored to the requirements of the production floor. SAP MII (SAP Manufacturing Integration and Intelligence) is operated as a NetWeaver-based dedicated server instance, and acts as an integration platform between SAP ERP, SAP SCE (EWM or LES), as well as existing MES and machine control systems.
SAP MII (SAP Manufacturing Integration and Intelligence) features at-a-glance:
- Extraction, evaluation and bundling of a huge variety of data sources within production (e.g. PDC, machinery)
- Data reprocessing for display in "manufacturing dashboards" (e.g. information screens or input interfaces for supervisors or QM)
- Platform-independent, centralised collection and management of process parameters and confirmations from production processes
- Comprehensive visualisation and statistics functionality spanning separate production systems
SAP MII (SAP Manufacturing Integration and Intelligence) manages and visualises production-related metrics and process data for orders, materials, plant conditions, etc. in real-time, and allows targeted status queries on production orders with up-to-date information on production takt times and production flow. This, in turn, produces an improved overview of the production process without requiring inspection rounds in manufacturing areas. Other positive side-effects of this technology include time savings, plus significant improvements to the quality of information and deeper SAP process integration. Even if the ERP system should suffer from transient non-availability, SAP MII (SAP Manufacturing Integration and Intelligence) continues to function properly as before.
Please contact us for further details of the production integration options offered by SAP MII (SAP Manufacturing Integration and Intelligence).
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